J3 is a tenant improvement of a commercial space in the newly revitalized Royal Hawaiian Center in the heart of Waikiki. The project included selective demolition, new interior construction, exterior storefront and fixture design.
J3 represents a new line of jewelry inspired by and shaped by a broad range of influences from Hawaiian culture, gothic and modern jewelry. It is this mix of ideas which lead to the J3 retail concept - a modern yet mysteriously sacred lounge. these seemingly divergent ideas or aesthetics come together to form a beautiful expression of the J3 jewelry.
The overall ambience of the space is dark subdued and softly lit with the exception of the display cases which line either wall. The display cases are glowing with light in high contrast to the muted coloring of the store, drawing you towards the focus of J3 - the jewelry. A tension exists between the clean modern feel of a dance club and ornate details of gothic design.
Designer/Architect: Green Sand
Furniture Designer: Green Sand
Contractor: Mel's Construction
Photographer: Hal Lum, Photography