GINZA SIX EDITORS
觸產品和空間，設計的頂端 Products and Spaces on Design’s Cutting Edge
GINZA SIX EDITORS Vol.4(Lifestyle)
4樓的CIBONE CASE從在青山的CIBONE做旋轉出界的店鋪。一邊細心，并且發揮那種審美觀，一邊是踏作為銀座的國際的氣氛的商店。在這裡賣的比利時的精銳設計師，出自Muller van Severen的椅子大量擁有有工業感覺的小韻律和意外性的顏色使用是魅力。仿佛好像作為現代美術的樣子。
布魯克林出自據點的Ladies&Gentlemen Studio的"Aura chime"、"Playscape mobiles。"在有切身關系的食材是自己的用手組合，用設計進行構思的二人組的作品。搖動的話樸素的聲音影響的這種產品正持有他們善於的活動雕像的要素，像一樣在80年代的形狀以及顏色是現在的室內裝潢的心情。
這裡從地下1樓到4樓托起店鋪的華倫天奴的時裝店。在GINZA SIX開了的時候，特別被在空間壓倒的是這家商店。現在，世界各國的華倫天奴的室內裝潢，英國人建築師的戴維·奇帕菲德正擔負大的職責，那個作品的風格讓感到設計全體GINZA SIX設施的外觀的建築師，與谷口吉生的相互適合性的好處。時裝店的牆和地板被在均質的灰色的水磨石(人造石頭)統一，karara大理石，黃銅，橡木有效地使用了。
Text : Takahiro Tsuchida Photos : Kaori Imakiire Edit : Yuka Okada
One of the joys of GINZA SIX is being able to experience the new work of world-class designers. The complex as a whole contains generous amounts of space, and visiting many of the stores feels just like visiting a gallery. Of these, I’ve selected one lifestyle store and one boutique with space designs I’d like to highlight.
Located on the fourth floor, Cibone Case is a Cibone spinoff, originally opened in Aoyama, Tokyo. While deftly incorporating the parent store’s refined aesthetic, the store here at GINZA SIX is rooted in Ginza’s international atmosphere. It offers chairs from Muller van Severen, an up-and-coming designer from Belgium, which are especially appealing for their industrial minimalism and unexpected color combinations. The overall impression is of encountering works of modern art.
The Aura chimes and Playscape mobiles from Brooklyn-based Ladies & Gentlemen Studio are the work of a two-person design team, who combine everyday materials by hand to create inspired designs. The chimes emit a soft ring with a rustic charm when moved by the breeze. Together with the team’s trademark mobiles, they infuse 80s-style forms and colors with the feel of today’s interiors.
This flower vase from the longstanding Danish brand Lyngby Porcelæn has been made since the 1930s. There’s a superb selection of colors and sizes. You can use a number of them together, and they offer a pictorial quality with or without flowers.
Two of the three items I’ve mentioned thus far are more than likely only available in Japan at Cibone at this time. And even overseas, you can find them at very few stores. In this sense, Cibone is ahead of the times. Another unique characteristic of the store is that each item is a type you become attached to over a period of time. In its commitment to uncovering the standards of tomorrow, the store exhibits a wonderful sense of balance.
Cibone Case’s interior was designed by Koichi Futatsumata. The uniquely shaped space offers ample space flowing laterally and is separated informally by voluminous walls and sliding shelves. The materials have been masterfully selected to create a beautiful finish that stays fresh in the eye.
This is the interior of the VALENTINO boutique, which occupies space from the first underground floor up to the fourth floor. When GINZA SIX first opened, it was this store’s space that really impressed me. The UK architect David Chipperfield currently plays a major role in the interior design of Valentino stores around the world, and its style gives off a sense of kinship to that of Yoshio Taniguchi, the architect who designed the exterior of the overall GINZA SIX complex. The boutique’s walls and floors are unified with a homogenous gray terrazzo (artificial stone), while effective use is made of Carrara marble, brass, oak, and other materials.
This space on the fourth floor displays the brand’s men’s shoes. The wall shelves are used throughout the store and are attached at the top to a ledge on the walls. The LEDs that illuminate the products are built into the shelves. I was surprised to learn that they can slide left and right, depending on the layout of the store displays, an example of Chipperfield’s distinctive ingenuity.
This shelf in the made-to-measure area on the fourth floor displays samples of shirt cuffs and collars. Almost all the shelves in the store are made of a brass frame and oak materials, but these shelf boards are wrapped in pure white leather, which accentuates the collars of the exquisite forms, as if they were objets d’art.
The oak furniture pieces are also Chipperfield originals. His distinctive minimalist forms are evident. Here, as you can see, the chairs fit perfectly just under the table. You can sit out here in the made-to-measure area to work out the details of your suit or shirt order.
Even if you don’t have a specific reason to, I recommend trying out the elevator that connects the floors inside the store. Other than the marble floor, everything is appointed in brass, like a golden tearoom. The approach is also made of marble.
This black leather lounge chair is a historic piece presented first in 1963 by renowned Danish furniture designer Børge Mogensen. Within this space of thoroughgoing stoic repose, the chair clearly conveys a perspective of items chosen for relaxation. And, of course, it radiates a consistent feel of quality and class that perfectly harmonizes with the rest of the interior.
One item that represents Valentino’s style especially well is the Camoustar bag, with its star and camouflage design. What I sense in the brand’s products is a true and deeply felt love of fashion and a sense of inquiry, which comes through even to a writer like me, who does not normally approach fashion. For example, camouflage is used by just about every brand, but Valentino’s pattern appears to me to be a highly sophisticated original.
The boutique’s design serves as a backdrop for various items that arrive each season while offering a wealth of architectural pleasures at the same time. Incidentally, while I wasn’t able to fully introduce them here, the all-marble stairs and unified gray fitting rooms are also not to be missed. “God is in the details” is the Golden Rule of modern architecture, and this is an ideal spot to experience the pleasure of its truth.
Author: Takahiro Tsuchida Photographer: Kaori Imakiire Editor: Yuka Okada