Ermenegildo Zegna launches Osaka Global Store
October 3, 2014: Ermenegildo Zegna has unveiled its first Global Store in Osaka, designed by renowned architect Peter Marino, and located in the heart of Osaka’s luxury shopping district Shinsaibashi-suji in the Chuo-ku ward.
The Osaka Global Store façade is realised in tempered glass with backlit EZ monograms, alternated by black slide panels. Another innovative characteristic of the store is the staircase and lift lobby on the first floor: the Onda Marina stone flooring and the glass and mirrored steel wall, on which is applied the EZ monogram pattern.
The Osaka Global Store houses the launch of the new Couture room to host Ermenegildo Zegna Couture collection by Stefano Pilati. This space on the third floor is inspired by a new concept which blends the expertise and traditional heritage of Ermenegildo Zegna with the industrial world. The result is a skillful use of exclusive materials in an ivory colour palette, such as the gouged Satinwood, mixed with antique bronze and dark metals to create a luxurious and intimate atmosphere: ivory plain Oak and Parchment are alternated on the walls, while are also used black Oil-quenched Steel and creamish pin-striped lacquered plaster.
The third floor also displays the artwork by Italian artist Chiara Camoni, part of ZegnArt – Art in Global Stores, a special artistic project based on works specifically conceived to be permanently displayed inside Ermenegildo Zegna’s stores worldwide.