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Featured store: ‘Also Moonstar’ flagship in Fukuoka

Japan’s Moonstar footwear flagship store ‘Also Moonstar’ has been featured on Designboom for its unique design. 

Located in Fukuoka, the flagship was created by Toru Shimokawa architects to celebrate the brand’s 145 years of craftsmanship.

Occupying a 138sqm area, the store’s interior incorporates several main materials, including wood, stone and concrete. Factory elements are used in the store design such as the roller conveyor for displaying products.

“It was superficial to express the physical element which I felt at the factory for the store directly,’ Toru said, ‘so I thought that I would need to make a space to express its scene spiritually.’

Since 1873, Moonstar has been manufacturing shoes at its own factory in Fukuoka.

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