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Issey Miyake's 'Pleats Please' Shop Uses Car Parts for Interior Conservation

By: Katherine Vong - Published: Sep 3, 2009 • References: pleatspleaseshop and dezeen
How would one feel walking into Issey Miyake's "Pleats Please" boutique in Japan? Well, since it’s been refurbished with aluminum, you’d probably feel as if you’d just stepped into the empty interior of some futuristic space craft.

Miyake’s “Pleats Please” boutique fuses modern technology and light--and looks like a big open space with lots and lots of silver metal.

That’s basically what it is. Remodeled by designer Tokujin Yoshioka, Miyake’s “Pleats Please” store is crafted of recycled aluminum panels from cars as a way to conserve the interior. Basically, by making the entire store one material, one-style, and virtually free of clutter, it will be cool now, next year, 20 years down the road, and well into the future.