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December 8th, 2012 – Every Saturday and Sunday an eclectic Japanese man transforms a portion of his tiny home into an exclusive Scandinavian antiques shop called FIKA, which translates to “coffee break” in Swedish. The ability to transform the home is credited to the versatile architects at ON Design Partners, who created a private sliding door entrance for patrons to enter into the shop from the back of the house, then a massive white two story shelving unit separates the home from the shop – and provides display for the vintage Scandinavian pieces to be sold.
One of the design goals for ON was to create a more intimate shopping experience, a way for consumers to escape the bustling marketplaces on the streets of Toshima, a small town directly outside Tokyo. This is not a one stop shop! FIKA is a place where antique lovers get a refined and fruitful buying/selling engagement on the weekends, then on the weekdays, the business savvy shop owner closes FIKA’s doors and quietly enjoys the rest of his 355-square-foot home.
(Photography Courtesy of: ON Design Partners)