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5 shops where you can buy trendy furniture in Tokyo

2016.03.31

Writer name : Mayuka Ueno

Changing just one piece of furniture can be enough to change the mood of your home. In Tokyo, you can find interior design shops with a variety of concepts. Here you will find a selection of 5 shops where you can buy trendy furniture.

1. WOOD YOU LIKE COMPANY

"WOOD YOU LIKE COMPANY" is a furniture shop whose concept is to "continue to make lovely furniture with single boards of wood." Their furniture, made using 5 types of high quality wood (cherry, maple, walnut, oak, and Japanese ash), offers everlasting simple designs that one does not get tired of, and which only become better with time. They are not only beautiful, but also highly functional, and go very well with other kinds of furniture, so you can combine them according to your own taste. Since the company is in charge of the whole process, from design and manufacturing to sales, they offer relatively accessible prices for this type of furniture. Their dining tables cost around 140,000 JPY, and their chairs cost around 50,000 JPY. In addition, they not only offer standard sizes, but you can also have your furniture customized. In the stores, which combine the warmth of wood with a sophisticated atmosphere, customers can touch the pieces of furniture and consult with the designers. Make sure you come and discover your favorite!




1. WOOD YOU LIKE COMPANY


Official Homepage (Japanese only)

2. Rigna

"Rigna" is an interior design shop that covers all aspects of home decoration by offering sophisticated designer furniture and interior decoration objects carefully selected from all over the world, locally made furniture, European furniture, furniture created by famous designers, lamps, rugs, plants, and decorative objects. In Japan, its online shop is very famous too. "Rigna Terrace Tokyo," the store in Kayabacho, combines a plant shop, a café, and a gallery in a vast space where you can take your time to walk around while having a look at the decorative objects and furniture. They offer a wide selection of houseware, vintage furniture, high end furniture, and designer's furniture. Prices vary, and they go from decorative objects at about 1,000 JPY, to dining tables costing around 100,000 JPY. You will surely find something that you like here, as their lineup includes over 700 articles from about 100 brands brought together from all over the world.



2. Rigna


Official Homepage (Japanese only)

3. GEOGRAPHICA

If you are looking for antique furniture, you have to visit "GEOGRAPHICA". This shop offers mainly antique furniture from England and France from the 1880s through the 1950s, and a variety of lamps and accessories. The buyer, who obtained his restorer certification for antique furniture in England, buys the furniture directly and adjust and restores it carefully at the company's atelier to offer the highest quality. The store goes from the basement floor to the 3rd floor, and it is full of fashionable antique items, all of which are a must-see and include massive sofas with a historical feeling to them, chandeliers, and cute accessories. Chairs from the 1930s can be bought for around 40,000 JPY, and glass accessories are available for about 5,000 JPY. Even if you are just looking, the shop is a must-visit - you will feel as if you have slipped back in time.


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3. GEOGRAPHICA


Official Homepage (Japanese only)

4. mYwaY, Happy Design Market

"mYwaY, Happy Design Market" is an interior shop that brings attractive items from all over the world to Japan before anybody else does. They offer a wide array of stylish and unique items by creators from overseas that are not very well known in Japan yet, and most of their fans are men. Here you can buy a variety of items, from furniture to customized curtains, decorative objects, and even clothes. Their items, different and innovative, are fun just to look at, and many of them would make perfect gifts. Prices range from 1,500 JPY for a key holder to 40,000 JPY for a chair. In addition, their partially customizable tables are popular too. If you like interior design, this is a shop that you should definitely pay a visit to. We recommend it for dates too.



4. mYwaY, Happy Design Market


Official Homepage (Google automatic translation available)

5. journal standard Furniture

"journal standard Furniture" is a furniture shop run by "journal standard," a fashion boutique popular among young people. Unlike in the case of fashion, the furniture shop does not focus on a specific genre or category, and offers items designed according to their specific taste, and furniture and decorative objects brought over from Japan and overseas. Their prices are reasonable too, with their original one seater sofas costing around 50,000 JPY, and their dining tables costing around 70,000 JPY. Another characteristic of the store is that they offer plenty of vintage style furniture that make you feel the passage of time. They have 6 stores in Japan, which are decorated in a unique and stylish way by placing trendy items amongst other vintage-like articles within the store. The Kichijoji store is the largest, and it offers the biggest product selection as well, so we recommend it to people of all ages.


5. journal standard Furniture


Official Homepage (Japanese only)

How did you like it? There are many unique and trendy interior designs in Tokyo, including some that specialize in furniture made with solid boards of wood, and others focusing on radical and innovative designs. Make sure you pay them a visit if you are looking to change the atmosphere of your home.

*Please note that the information in this article is from the time of writing or publication and may differ from the latest information.

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