The Spiral design complex in Tokyo’s Omotesando neighborhood opened in October of 1985 with the concept of connecting lifestyle and art. And for the past 35 years it’s done just that with several creative marketplaces and rotating art exhibitions. For its 35-year anniversary, graphic designer Shin Obita, inspired by tree rings, has created in installation of light on the store’s windows.
The “35 Annual Light Rings” installation was created from a computerized graphic that emulated the rings of a tree and how they expand in numbers in accordance with their age. The graphic was then printed onto a cutting sheet, which was then transferred onto the windows at Spiral.
It’s a simple yet elegant concept that creates a stunning effect of light and shadows. You can see it now through August 26, 2020 at Spiral in Omotesando.