MUJI's brand values are brought to life in their first Pacific Northwest location through meticulous attention to detail, a foundation in sustainability, a celebration of local aesthetics, and a collaboration across the Pacific.
Embracing the character and aesthetic of the Pacific Northwest.
Over 240 reclaimed Douglas Fir timbers were procured, meticulously finished and installed throughout the 11,000-square foot retail space. All wood was sourced from 100-year old warehouses and grain mills that were located less than a mile from MUJI Portland's location.
Highly technical to ensure efficiency.
Every timber was 3D modeled to enable fluidity in logistics, accuracy in engineering and an accelerated installation schedule.
A minimalist approach to wayfinding.
Renowned Japanese design firm, Super Potato created the concept of a unique zoned superstructure to section off the store that we brought to life through unique timber finishes and flooring materials.
Simultaneous fabrication and installation.
Due to tight timelines, retail fixtures and timbers were built and installed simultaneously. A sophisticated system of engineered floor pucks, threaded posts and steel cables allowed timbers to shift to accommodate the installation of the fixtures.
Maintaining integrity of materials.
Care was taken to celebrate the visual character of each reclaimed wood beam.
Client: R&H Construction
Design: Super Potato
Architect: Bora Architects