Crystal Forest by Tokujin Yoshioka

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More from Tokujin Yoshioka: this time the Swarovski flagship store in Ginza, Tokyo.

Named Crystal Forest, the exterior is covered in stainless-steel pieces reflecting fragmented views of the street.

The store will open on 29 March 2008.

The following information is from Yoshioka:

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SWAROVSKI GINZA Flagship Store

As the key elements of the shop, the facade is covered with stainless-steel mirror reliefs. It reflects the various scenes from the different angles and sparkles brightly like a “Crystal Forest”.

Inside the store, the walls are decorated with the white reliefs all over, and the whole space gets the reflections of crystals and glitters brilliantly.

Dazzling crystals on the floors that are buried in the stone like a fossil, the chandelier sending out the light flow just like a waterfall on a sunny day, and the crystal stairs that is winding up getting the light reflections make an illusionary space fantastically.

On the second floor, there will be an opening installation called “Shooting Star”, in which crystals make a scene just like a fall of shooting stars. It will be presented only within a certain period of time.

Images © Tokujin Yoshioka Design

  • bioz

    WOw , i wonder how they built this

  • zuy

    me too…..the great japonese designers are everywhere…

  • amphi

    Can’t wait to see photos of the interior. Love how they use stainless steel for this effect.

  • zuy

    In Milan O8 yoshioka will be there: Cassina, Kartell, driade, MOROSO, SWAROVSKI Crystal Palace Collection

  • tee

    Tokujin Yoshioka did it again. This is superbly clever of how he uses material to reflect the true identity of Swarovski.

  • zuy

    in somebody in NYC to see and explain in details the installation?

  • laydeh

    Clever.. but what about maintenance?:)

  • zuy

    great observation laydeh, japonese like clean products…

  • Sage

    bioz Says:

    WOw , i wonder how they built this

    Well, it’s Swiss made!!^^ I’ve been working for the shop in HongKong, And we’ve build it!
    A hard work, pretty tough!!

  • aa

    any photo to explain how it is built?