Gridded steel facade evokes bamboo forest at Hermès store in Tokyo

Parisian studio RDAI has designed a store on Tokyo‘s prestigious Omotesando street for fashion house Hermès, which was designed to evoke aspects of Japanese nature and culture.

The 488-square-metre store is the first freestanding Hermès outlet in Tokyo since the brand opened its Ginza emporium in 2001, which was also designed by RDAI.

Above: a Hermès store on Tokyo’s Omotesando Avenue. Top image: it has a gridded steel facade

The latest store occupies a prime spot on Omotesando – one of Tokyo’s most luxurious shipping destinations.

The street is lined with high-end boutiques including a Jil Sander store with an interior designed by John

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