Artfully designed by architect Nick Leith-Smith, and covering 60 square metres, the retail boutique’s interior design emulates that of Japanese tradition and culture, but in a modern form.
The focal element is the wall installation. Reflective of timber and bamboo scaffold structures, the new Ginza Six store boasts contemporary crisscrossed and folded wooden slats, which interlace and connect the walls and
ceilings, acting as shelves and hanging places for shoes and accessories.
Fusing the industrial with the elegant, opposing walls are cast concrete reliefs with a curve pattern inspired by the gingko leaf. The back wall is painted in a striking blue, inspired by the traditional Japanese indigo plant dye.
The complete Manolo Blahnik collections and products will be available at the new Tokyo flagship.
Manolo Blahnik has seen recent success in Asia. The Spain-born, UK-based designer has launched three new retail spaces in Japan in the last 12 months in partnership with local luxury specialist Bluebell Group.
The Ginza Six store is the third Japan location to open for Manolo Blahnik. It follows the opening of a store in the Matsuya Ginza department store in Tokyo and a second space in Umeda Hankyu department store in Osaka, late last year.
In November, Bluebell Group also partnered with Manolo Blahnik to bring the brand to Malaysia, opening a new 1,022 square foot store in Pavilion Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia.
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(Source: Vinny Halo)