Gigi Verde Kobe is an atelier that creates custom flower arrangements for party and event spaces, in addition to serving as a lovely flower shop. It is located in Chuo-ku, a ward of the city of Kobe, in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan, and covers a total ground area of 76 square meters. The shop was designed in 2017 by SIDES CORE, a Japanese architectural firm originally founded in 2005.
The interior is peaceful and serene, an open floor plan that allows all space to be visible upon entrance. An abundance of natural light seeps in, as well, making the interior luminous and tranquil. Flower arrangements dot the space, granting it subtle touches of color and vibrant life.
The counters and other pieces of furniture are movable, which grants the space an extra degree of flexibility, something invaluable for both owner and customer, as a new arrangement might just bring them an unexpected and happy surprise on a subsequent visit.
Exposed concrete ceiling beams, rough in texture, give this interior a touch of rusticity that reminds us of how earthy flowers truly are. The juxtaposition against the overall elegance of the space, however, imitates the works of art that some can create with elements from such rustic beginnings.