Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Amadana: The Cadillac of Calculators

As seen in my article in InsideOut magazine.
Architect Shuwa Tei’s sculptural calculators are cult items in well-heeled Japanese circles. He has designed Tokyo’s first boutique hotel (the Claska Hotel) in addition to a kitchen appliance line for Toshiba. At the Amadana flagship store in Omotosando Hills, well-dressed couples pore over glass display cases of those sleek calculators ($60-$85), angular phones with bamboo casings ($220), and retro-styled electronic housewares like a mini-baking ovens ($150). I haven’t used a calculate in years, but Tei’s classy number cruncher proved an enticing tool for calculating how much I’d been spending on this shopping outing.

Tokyo Metro Ginza Line, Omotesando Station Exit A2

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