Part of a collaboration between a Japanese tableware and coffee maker, KINTO, and a local architecture studio in Thailand, Sher Maker, this pop-up space offers a delightful experience to the visitors by presenting the beauty of its products inside an Asian plywood-clad temporary structure with distinctive spatial experiences.
KINTO by Sher Maker (cr: Rungkit Charoenwat)
Unlike typical indoor pop-up spaces, KINTO occupies an outdoor area at a community mall in a residential area, The Circle Ratchaphruek, in Bangkok. Without eliminating the site’s identity as a community center, KINTO is designed with a dynamic layout featuring its multifunction elements on the wall that serve as both a seating and product exhibition area, fostering a blend of functionality and brand presentation.
The multifunctional openings serve both as a seating area and an exhibition (cr: Rungkit Charoenwat)
The space is designed in a dynamic layout following the natural flow of the existing trees, creating long and meandering lanes that offer distinctive experiences in every corner. Carefully carved-out walls with varying-sized openings blur the boundaries between the inside and the outside. Those openings are designed at the same height as the bench to accommodate the seating area where the visitors can appreciate the structure's beauty while engaging in conversation. The open ceiling allows the sunlight through and permeates the lanes with its bright light, creating a unique lighting performance.
The dynamic layout inside KINTO (cr: Rungkit Charoenwat)
The harmonious blend of KINTO and the surrounding environment (cr: Rungkit Charoenwat)
KINTO’s products are arranged perfectly on every corner, exuding their beauty under a play of natural light. The Asian plywood interior blends harmoniously with the sunlight, presenting a beautiful color gradation aligned with the surrounding environment. With its white exterior, KINTO attracts visitors with its bright and striking appearance.
Sunlight permeates through the ceiling's opening and highlights the beauty of KINTO's products(cr: Rungkit Charoenwat)
The beautiful color gradation inside KINTO (cr: Rungkit Charoenwat)
Reflecting the simplicity and beauty of KINTO products, this pop-up space, with its Asian wood material, offers a distinctive atmosphere in every corner, inviting visitors to explore the beauty inside.
The beauty of KINTO with its Asian plywood wall (cr: Rungkit Charoenwat)
This pop-up space reflects the simplicity and beauty of KINTO products (cr: Rungkit Charoenwat)