Bottega Veneta opens its flagship store in Tokyo
December 3, 2018: Bottega Veneta, the Italian luxury brand, will be opening its Tokyo flagship on December 8, 2018 at 5-6-1 Ginza Chuo-Ku. Set on six floors with 800 square meters of retail space, it will be the biggest Bottega Veneta store in Asia, showcasing an extensive range of women’s and men’s ready-to-wear, handbags, small leather goods, luggage, eyewear, shoes, fragrance, jewelry along with the Home and Furniture collections.
The Tokyo flagship store is designed to reflect the character of its home city. The new store is housed within a sleek structure inspired by the Japanese capital’s futuristic and modernist architecture. The façade echoes the iconic intrecciato weave, created with over 900 silvery square metal panels with a “lunar” finish. The weave appears to dissolve to create openings for the windows and front entrance.
The interior takes inspiration from Light and Space artists of the 1960s who explored a conceptual use of light and geometric shapes to create an environment. In the Tokyo flagship, space is framed by inclined and folding planes created with “Kyoto white” plaster and classic mineral plaster, nodding to both the local and Italian traditions. The clean and linear pattern of the natural oak flooring is inspired by Tamo, a local species of ash tree that produces a rare, precious wood with a distinctive grain. Display tables are made with hammered oak that has a unique honeycomb texture, a custom finish inspired by traditional Japanese workmanship.
“We genuinely value our loyal clients in Japan which continues to be one of our most important markets in the world,” says Bottega Veneta CEO Claus-Dietrich Lahrs. “With a comprehensive selection in a unique and beautifully designed environment, the Ginza flagship is an investment in elevating and enhancing the shopping experience of our Japanese clients, and customers throughout Asia."