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Assistant + Giraffe Collaboration


Megumi Matsubara and Hiroi Ariyama of the architectural firm Assistant do not like to corner themselves in the traditional role of architects. A quick look at some of the unit’s projects run the gamut from interior space design to t-shirts to art installations to children workshops (most recently in honor of the life and works of Le Corbusier). A new collaboration sees the pair create a collection of tie and scarf prints for Giraffe, which are also being shown at an exhibition at Gallery Mitate (inside Gallery Le Bain in Nishi-Azabu) until September 30, as part of an installation that was also designed by the duo. The collection, featuring names like “Bling Bling” and “Tokyo Rooftop,” is sold at the venue.

Here’s another photo of the gallery installation — both photos were taken by Yoshitsugu Enomoto.