photos by Joshua Lieberman
what the old butcher shop used to look like
Nestled amongst the shopping streets of old town Kamakura, just steps from the station, is a butcher shop unlike any other. Renovated by Design Eight, the shop of over 60 years received a face-lift earlier this year to much acclaim.
I want a modern look that fits with the landscape of Kamakura, the owner told the designers. But I also want it to prioritize my longstanding client base, rather than grow the business. The solution – one based on an earlier project from several years ago – was to relocate the display case to a more accessible location: upright, next to the counter.
Conventional Japanese butcher shops showcase their meats underneath the counter, which limits viewing to one customer at a time.
A wooden interior, a leather counter and special lighting to showcase the meats, finish of this gorgeous shop, which does an amazing job at highlighting their product and what they do.
The shop was a recent recipient of the 2012 JCD Design Awards.
A great logo designed by SPREAD.
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