TOKYO MIDTOWN HIBIYA
The chosen design motifs were a response to the architectural image inspired by the swirling hems of ladies’ dresses; this theme evokes fond memories of the Rokumeikan building, once located in Hibiya and renowned for its elegant Meiji era banquets and balls. A locus of graceful dancing steps was expressed by flowing curved lines. In the box-like static space of an elevator car, a feeling of dynamic movement was incorporated, and moreover, the use of reflective materials on the ceiling and wall surfaces gave a sense of spatial expansion. The eight elevators all with different designs have a color palette, expressing Hibiya’s dawn light and warm sunny spots, and the panorama of sky and greenery.