EN Beauty concept store Paris.

EN Beauty concept store Paris.

📅21 Gennaio 2019, 16:09

ARCHIEE signs the interior design of EN Boutique a new Japanese cosmetic brand.

ARCHIEE signs the interior design of EN Boutique

Located in an ancient 18th century building in the center of Paris, the shop sells around 100 types of cosmetic essence products and each customer can create an original product by mixing products. The name of the brand “EN” literally means “Beauty” in Japanese.
ARCHIEE signs the interior design of EN Boutique

The Japanese phoneme “EN” means not only “Beauty” but also “Circle” and “Connection”. The design concept is inspired by these three meanings of “EN“.

Archiee progetto beauty store EN Parigi

As the existing venue has a long history and the quality of space, most of existing structural elements were preserved. But new partitions were created to meet the requirements of functions. All of the partitions are composed in circle forms to create soft rounded internal spaces, which are suitable for private uses as counseling, treatment, massage and essence blending. The internal surfaces of the circle spaces are finished in white to express a pure space.

The space cut off by the circle partitions connects all the required functions. This remaining space between the existing walls and the integrated circle partitions creates a geometrically curious form and an original circulation with an aesthetical experience. The customer cannot get into each service rooms directly, but must walk along a winding path toward the destination. This method that let the visitors walk along and enhance his expectation is typical Japanese way of hospitality, as in the traditional tea culture.

The external surfaces of the circle partitions are finished in polished brass to bring a distorted and warm reflection. This beautiful expanded space creates the feeling for the visitor step into an elegant and extraordinary world.

Archiee progetto beauty store EN Parigi
Archiee progetto beauty store EN Parigi

The existing spaces were divided into 4 main rooms: 2 rooms with stone vaulted spaces in the basement and 2 rooms finished with white plaster on the ground floor. A different scale of circles is composed for each room to create a functional plan. Room1: the entrance and the boutique, Room2: the counseling and the treatment space, Room3: the hall and the massage space, Room4: the product gallery and the blending counter. By passing through each step, the customer gets deeply into the world of “en” beauty.

The impressive point of this brand is to exhibit all its products. This reminds the excitement in a wine cellar. The display of products is inspired by the method of storage of French wineries. Each bottle is displayed separately with special lighting. The boxes for storage, which were made with Japanese paulownia wood, are also stacked and displayed to create a cellar atmosphere.

Architects ARCHIEE (Yusuke Kinoshita & Daisuke Sekine)
Business Owner TOW (Brand en)
Branding Design Canaria
Photos courtesy David Foessel

ARCHIEE is a creative studio founded in Paris, France in 2011 by architects Yusuke Kinoshita and Daisuke Sekine. Spanning across many disciplines such as  architecture, spatial design, furniture design, graphics, info-graphics, web design.

Yusuke Kinoshita / director
Born in Tokyo, Japan, he spent his childhood in Los Angeles, USA before returning to Japan to study architecture. After receiving his Masters in Architecture from the University of Tokyo, he worked for a time at architecture offices in Tokyo and Paris, before finally co-founding ARCHIEE.

Daisuke Sekine / director
Born in Kanagawa, Japan. He worked as a semiconductor software developer in Tokyo, refining his knowledge and skills in information technology. He moved to Paris and received his Masters in Architecture from the Ecole Spéciale d’Architecture before co-founding ARCHIEE.


The combination of 100 beauty essences to truly improve the skin. Products to give the most beautiful skin by studying  unique characteristics and  signs of fatigue. Development of a treatment program specific for any skin: a mix of prodigious essences for a beautiful and perfect skin. “EN” offers high-end skincare beauty treatments. All treatments are prepared by hand.
by AN shopfitting magazine no.148 ©

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