This New Art Supplies Store in Tokyo Seeks to Inspire Young Artists

By: Rebecca Byers - Dec 7, 2015
Pigment is a new art supplies store in Tokyo designed by famed architect Kengo Kuma. Boasting a mesmerizing undulating bamboo interior, the welcoming retail space was conceived to be an 'art supply laboratory' and is a project of Japanese company Warehouse Terrada.

Intended to be a catalyst in inspiring young artists to take up traditional Japanese methods of production, the store is color-coordinated and regularly hosts workshops and classes with art professors and skilled artisans. The store also offers expert-level advice on its products, which will likely be necessary given that there are literally 4,000 shades to choose from.

Pigment is a dynamic concept shop that uses an interactive, upleveled retail experience to educate consumers on traditional methods of production that will inform them on how best to use the store's product offering.