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Issey Miake store - London - Tokujin Yoshioka
Antony Crolla

24/10/14

Issey Miake store - London - Tokujin Yoshioka

Designer Tokujin Yoshioka currently seems to own the idea of crystalline precision and reductive beauty. His practice spans interiors, furniture, elaborate installed environments and objects. Having collaborated for two decades now, fashion designer Issey Miake and Yoshioka have developed a house style for the boutiques which evolves with the clothes in a remarkably sympathetic way. This new London flagship store balances carefully retained elements of the original building structure, often completely undressed and raw, with meticulously lit surfaces of exceptional finish and texture. The anodized iridescent blue panels (apparently fabricated in Germany) are so colored as to seem to float somewhere between this world and the next. The whole space has an effortless lightness despite the "weight" of forms and materials. Yoshioka has used furniture of his own design to create gentle tensions between the visible build and the invisible forces which act upon it. Miake's rather post-Noguchi lighting is also used here to animate the voids around which Yoshioka has so deftly wrapped light and texture. This is a master class in the design of seductive spaces.