Tokyo In Focus – UNIQLO Ginza Street!

April 6, 2014

Last week some of us from Studio EM managed to fulfill a lifetimes dream and go to Tokyo in Japan for 10 days to suss out everything we love about interior design, architecture and life in Japan. The trip was amazing, absolutely amazing and blew all of my expectations out of the water, I can now easily refer to Tokyo as the greatest city in the world, not just for Interior Design and Architecture but pretty much for everything else.

Later in the month, when time permits, I will do a full recap and blog post on our trip and share some of our snaps, there are loads so hopefully it will be worth the wait πŸ™‚

Until then we thought we would kick off this week with a feature week of Japan in focus starting with arguably one of our favorite projects of all time, the stunning 12 floor UNIQLO department store based at Ginza Street in central Tokyo.

The store, which was designed by interior designers extraordinaire, Wonderwall is a mouth-watering example of retail interior design and visual merchandising of the absolute highest quality we have seen. The space planning, visual merchandising, finishing, lighting, creativity and all round offering is something that will live long in our memories as being breathtakingly awesome.

With that said, there is so much more I could discuss about this project but as we have discovered, Japan really is a very visual based country and the images below do all the explaining that we need to do. Particular favourites for us are the t-shirt displays on the 11th floor, so clever yet so simple yet beautifully done and of course the stunning visual merchandising centrepiece on the ground floor, it’s so damn cool that it looks like something straight out of a Daft Punk video.

We hope you enjoy this amazing store as much as we did πŸ™‚

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