Freitag Japan opens store in Kyoto

Bag and carrying case manufacturer Freitag has opened its fourth outlet in Japan, which was featured in Designboom architectural magazine for its unique interior.

The Swiss firm, which creates its products from used truck tarpaulins, has set up an 80sqm distribution centre in Kyoto in the vicinity of the ancient Nishiki market and the metropolitan Nakagyo-ku pedestrian precinct.


The store design reflects the industrial style of the firm’s logistics warehouses in Zurich and features a DIY workshop where customers can create their own miniature items from tarp off-cuts. 

Around 1100 recycled one-off bags are currently stored at the outlet.

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