Maison Kitsuné is showing Japan some love by opening their third outpost in the Daikanyama District. The location is constructed with a wooden post-and-beam structure and was designed by co-founders and creative director Gildas Loaec and Masaya Kuroki, to evoke a blend of traditional yet modern Japanese aesthetic.
The architecture actually takes inspiration from the iconic Hotel Okura in Tokyo, which was built during the height of Japanese modernist design in the 1960s. Spanning 1500-square-feet, and encompassing two levels, this natural wood design is housed in front of a concealed bamboo forest, adding dramatic atmosphere to the building.
The boutique’s entrance features a checkered wooden floor and a floating staircase constructed with planks from Japan’s Kansai region. Additionally, the tables and fixture’s found throughout the store feature urushi lacquer work, and dividing the upstairs space is a custom-made traditional byobu wooden screen.
To celebrate the opening of their newest boutique, Maison Kitsuné introduces the exclusive ‘Daikanyama’ capsule collection. The capsule features a jacket, sweatshirt, t-shirt and tote bag, all featuring unique patterning on woven cotton and only available at Maison Kitsuné’s Daikanyama location.