We selected materials such as wood, copper and linoleum which ages over time and usage. By continually using the space, these materials will feel and become more comfortable with the activities conducted in the space.
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The key factor of this store was the branding arranged to collaborate with Italian bland to blend into the Japanese market, to let customers visiting from overseas as well as for Japanese consumers to feel the beauty of Japanese people and the likeness of Japan, rather than just expanding overseas brand as they are in Japan as is.
The key words in our design concept were “professionalism” and “innovation.” We conveyed professionalism through a scientifically precise attention to detail, and we conveyed innovation through the use of light, creating a high-tech atmosphere that makes people feel as if they have stepped into the near future.
The retail space expresses the theme of a luxury resort, boasting a warm atmosphere thanks to the use of natural materials — primarily wood — used throughout. The French-born, Japan-based creative turned to his previous work on the waterfront CABaN café, lounge and terrace, by employing the palettes he used in that build to construct the supporting columns found throughout the lifestyle shop.
The famous Italian luxury brand is doubly linked to Japan. First, the precious denim Kurabo of which Cohen’s jeans are made comes from Japan. Secondly, the most fundamental among the brand’s values are deeply rooted in the Japanese culture too: simplicity, high quality, and greatest attention to detail.
For the display shelves and other fixtures where function is needed we will use vibration finish stainless steel which incorporates with the grey color of soft stone well. We aimed to portray the man made artifacts co-existing with the harsh side of nature, also considering the entire store atmosphere a single saucer to catch all the products shown.
Since the < Hermès Gion-mise> is a temporal store for a limited period, we proposed the design using “kigumi” technique, so that the furniture and fixture can be reused at other locations in different forms after this temporal store is closed. The shop, mainly the central area surrounded by the furniture and fixture, is designed as the space to hold various events on a regular basis.