The Shoe Forest

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Hills Avenue shoe store in Tokyo has an installation with a difference – a white forest of shoes. 

Giving the word shoe-tree a new and literal meaning, silver metal poles running from floor to ceiling are placed in clusters around the 300 sq m interior. Each pole has a single shoe displayed on plinths at varying heights.

The Shoe Forest | Hills Avenue

The shoe forest is located around the border of the store, forming the window display for the store, which occupies a corner space. A row of white Ottomans are located in the ‘clearing’ where customers can try on the shoes.

Hills Avenue

The design approach is minimalist with clean and simple lines. During the day, a monochrome white color scheme exists but by night a warm yellow light illuminates the space, resembling a fading summer’s evening.

A simple installation but one that packs a punch.


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