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at a
glance

Iki features 100%
handmade or hand-finished
products from Japan, so the
primary consideration for
the design of the store was
to recreate the feeling of a
luxury Japanese boutique, as
if it had been flown over from
Tokyo or Kyoto and installed
in Houston's Galleria. The
primary condition for the
visitor was to have the feeling
as if he/she had travelled in
time and space to a unique
small boutique somewhere
in Japan.
This unique boutique
was designed by Inventure
Design Group of Houston.
Architectural woodwork was
fabricated by Acacia, an
AWI member firm located in
Porter, Texas.

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WOOD RAFTER

by a trickling Japanese water
fountain and the subtle
and particularly chosen
music soundtrack, and the
smell was achieved by the
extensive use of Spanish
Cedar wood.
All of the items in the
store are displayed so that
customers are encouraged to
pick up and touch them. The
price tags are deliberately put
on the bottom of the items
so that people will have to

AWI MANUFACTURING
MEMBER:

Acacia
LOCATION:

Porter, Texas
ESTABLISHED:

2005

Step Inside Japan
All five senses were taken
into consideration in the
design: not only visuals were
extremely important, but
also sound and smell. The
sound effects are achieved

41 2"
131 2"

pick them up to see what they
cost. "That covers the sense of
touch," says Inventure's James
O'Neill, AIA.. "For the sense
of hearing, music plays in the
background with the speakers
hidden in the woodwork
and a stone fountain adds
splashing of water to the store
and makes sure that the noise
from the mall does not ruin
the illusion. Tea is served,
completing the fifth sense of
taste."

Acacia believes that it's all
about aligning expectations all
around the table through good
communications.
- Will Fuller, Principal

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851 4"

41 2"
131 2"

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CONCRETE WALL
AND CUBBY BY
OTHERS

5"
313 16"
57 8"

WOOD RAFTER
3/4" WOOD SLAT
DISPLAY BEYOND

149 16"

100"

21"VIF

107

84"VIF
108"VIF

WOOD COLUMN

51 8"

163 4"
3/4" WOOD SLATS

813 4"

12"

271 4"

1253 4" OVERALL

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