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GINZA SIX EDITORS Vol.64
GINZA SIX is a collection of best brand shops from all over the world to fashion, lifestyle and gourmet. After working as an editor of a magazine, I now have a service that keeps social media called Summery and a summary pocket. We continue to hone our services every day to provide a mechanism that allows us to easily manage greed and ownership at hand in order to come to an era where there is no need to have it, but this time it can be said that we should continue to hold it in such an era I have come to Shops.
On the 1st floor, there is a boutique of "MOYNAT" just right from the entrance. The oldest trunk manufacturer in Paris, founded by Portine Mowana in 1849, but after the war the brand itself had disappeared, Bernard Alno, led by LVMH, made a personal investment in 2011 and the brand revived. Shops is now established around the world, but this shop is positioned as a flagship store in Japan.
The interior of Orient Express is designed by Gwenael SIX's interior design as well as Paris Santo Nole's head office, is working on the interior of Orient Express's concept. In addition, the trunk with a curved bottom is a symbolic design of MOYNAT so that it can be placed on the car's bonnet, but the ceiling of the store is also designed to imitate the curve.
The backbain tote bag "Regatta" (595,000 yen * All tax-excluded prices below) has been seen in the showcase. Samples made by designer Ramesh Knight according to their tastes are used as actual products. The quantity is limited in the world, and it is said that it will be developed only in three cities around the world: London, Paris and Tokyo. This design matches well with men, and the size seems to be easy to use.
At first glance, this airplane pattern "Mosaic Plain Clutch Bag" (114,000 yen) looks like a print. In fact, instead of printing, the leather of each color is carefully cut, and there is a precise "inlay" like a lacquer. I come to this kind of craftmanship. There are other classic car patterns, train patterns, and vehicles are also deeply connected to the brand.
My Paris acquaintances are deeply involved in the Mowana brand, and I have a personal feeling. Mr. Racid, who was the store manager in Paris and now is in charge of this store, also knew them well. I am most pleased to see such a lineup in Tokyo. A bag that has an elegant presence, even though you don't know where the brand is just by looking at it. I think that the most attractive charm of Mowana is to enjoy the luxury known to those who know it.
Next, a huge Daniel Bullen's work hanging on a blow is next to it (a large elephant of Nicola Vuf will be exhibited from November 12, 2018), and it will be up to 5F with an escalator, and you will see "LEICA" (Leica. In Ginza, there is a Shops in Ginza, but it is convenient to open a store in GINZA SIX.
Since Leica Q, which is the highest peak model for beginners with auto focus and can be taken even in macroscopics, has been used personally since it was released, and it has been used as hard as it is, such as shooting in nature. Come to the store for consultation. When GINZA SIX-only colors are released, you may be worried and come to check.
Here, Leica's Instant Camera "Ricazo Fort" (33,500 yen), which was released here in 2016. Just the other day, new colors of black and pink are on sale. In recent analog booms, it seems to be popular among young people because it is a time in Leica's. There is also a limited model (46,000 yen) of Linoland, which is also known as a daddylutch photographer and is designed by Jean Pigozzi.
And speaking of Leica wants to use the longing M-type one day! M is Leica's flagship is M By the way, I have "LEICA M10-P" (980,000 yen), which was just released the other day. The latest technology is packed into classical and chic tastes more than normal M. The small shutter sound is also great. If you touch these good things, you will feel like you have to work harder.
I like trekking and concerts and stages, so there are many scenes where binoculars are active every day. So my binoculars are also using Leica's favorite. I've been using it for a long time, but I'm always surprised by the clear view like every time.
At the end of the broadcast, go to "LOUNGE SIX" on the same floor. This is a space for VIP members that meets a certain amount of purchase annually (for details, see https://ginza6.tokyo/membershipp). The architectural design office “New Materials Research Institute” led by contemporary artist Hiroshi Sugimoto worked on the interior. The design philosophy that the old material is a new material is advocated, but when the secret door opens in the center of the entrance of the black plaster, the floor was used for the paving stone of the Kyoto city train that ran until the 1970s. The granite is spread, and Sugimoto's "sea view" welcomes you in front. By the way, this is a 1995 work that photographed Lake Sperial, one of the Great Lakes.
All furniture is original with a special order design from the new material design office. It is reminiscent of the lounge of the hotel Okura main building, which was designed by Yoshiro Taniguchi, including the arrangement of tables and chairs that make you feel plum blossoms. GINZA SIX's building itself is designed by his son Yoshio Taniguchi, but he also designed a new lounge for Okura, which will open in September 2019. I am also looking forward to the contrast between the world view and this space that Hiroshi Sugimoto worked as an architect.
Members can order snacks and drinks from the special menu. This time, we will have a lounge-only carbonara-flavored baked croquette produced by "TAKAZAWA 180 ICHI HACHI MARU", which is open on the B2F, and a high ball of Ichiro's mort. Delicious whiskey and exquisite snack in this space. Well, it's a luxury.
The lounge also offers a personal styling service, and a porter service that allows you to collect shopping luggage as you can see. One day, dream of becoming a member, and try to work hard today.
Text: Kensake yamamoto Photos: Satoshi Minikawa Edit: Yuka Okada
In fashion, in lifestyle, and in food, GINZA SIX brings together the best brands from around the world. Along with Sumally Pocket, a storage service, I currently operate a social media site called Sumally. Ahead of the coming age of not needing to have things, we continue to refine our services daily to create a system that makes it as easy as possible for people to manage their immediate material goals and possessions. All the same, I visited the stores today for two brands that make things you’ll want to keep, even in the age to come, things you’ll want to spend time with your entire life. I also visited an exclusive lounge that expresses this same perspective.
The first store is Moynat Maison, located right next to the entrance on the first floor. Founded in 1849 by Pauline Moynat, it was the preeminent, longest-established trunkmaker in Paris. The brand ceased to exist after the war, but was revived in 2011 with a personal investment from Bernard Arnault, CEO of LVMH. It now operates stores the world over. The boutique here in GINZA SIX is positioned as the brand’s Japanese flagship.
The interior, inspired by the Orient Express, was designed by Gwenael Nicolas, who also designed the brand’s flagship store on Rue Saint-Honoré in Paris. Moynat’s iconic design is its concave curved-bottom trunks, designed to hug the contours of the hood of a car. You see this curve in the boutique’s ceiling, too.
I look at the bags displayed in the showcase. What catches my eyes is the Regate buckskin tote bag (595,000 yen; all prices listed before tax). Now an actual product, this was once a sample created by Moynat designer Ramesh Nair to suit his own tastes. Quantities are limited around the world, and it’s only available in three cities: London, Paris, and Tokyo. The design suits both men and women. The size is especially convenient, too.
This Mosaïque Plane Clutch Bag with the airplane design (114,000 yen) looks like a print at first, but it’s not; the differently colored pieces of leather have each been carefully cut and precisely attached, as with traditional maki-e lacquer decoration. This sort of craftsmanship strikes me. There’s also a classic car motif and a steam train design, reflecting once again the brand’s close ties to modes of transport.
I have friends in Paris who are deeply involved with the Moynat brand, so I feel a personal intimacy about it. I talked today to Rashid, the store manager in Paris before taking the reins here at GINZA SIX. He knew my friends well. I’m overjoyed to see this extensive a lineup in Tokyo. A quick look may not be enough to tell you the brand, but the bags exude elegance and an undeniable presence. Appreciating luxury known more often by connoisseurs is a major appeal of Moynat.
Next, I go up the escalator to the fifth floor. An enormous work by Daniel Buren hangs in the atrium off to the side; a large elephant by Nicolas Buffe is scheduled to be exhibited from November 12, 2018. Now, the Leica store comes into view. There’s another Leica store in Ginza, kitty-corner from Taimei Elementary School, but it’s especially convenient to have one in GINZA SIX.
I’ve loved the Leica Q, the ultimate beginner’s model with autofocus and a macro mode, since it first came out. I’m pretty tough on it, carrying it about to take pictures out in nature and so forth, so I come to the store fairly often to discuss maintenance issues. Once new items with certain color trims available exclusively at GINZA SIX are released, I will come and check these out.
This is the Leica Sofort (33,500 yen), an instant camera released in 2016. New black and pink colors came out just a few days ago. Riding the wave of analog nostalgia, the Sofort is deemed highly affordable among Leica cameras, which explains in part why it’s so popular with young people. Also available here is a limited edition LimoLand model (46,000 yen) designed by Jean Pigozzi, a famous paparazzi photographer.
Of course, Leica is known for the Leica M, a camera I’ve always wanted to own, the Leica flagship. I’m holding the Leica M10-P (980,000 yen) released just a few days ago. The chic and classic design here goes beyond the standard M, incorporating a host of cutting-edge technologies. The shutter is unbelievably quiet. Handling a quality object like this makes me want to work even harder!
Since I enjoy hiking and going to concerts and the theater, a pair of binoculars often comes in handy. My current binoculars are also Leica. I’ve had them a long time, but each time I lift them to my eyes, I’m surprised once again by their optical clarity.
My final stop is Lounge Six on the same floor. It’s a lounge for VIP members who spend a certain amount each year (for more information, see https://ginza6.tokyo/membership). The interior was designed by New Material Research Laboratory, an architecture firm headed by contemporary artist Hiroshi Sugimoto. Traditional materials are the newest: That’s the firm’s design concept. Opening the secret door in the middle of the black plaster entrance reveals granite paving slabs on the floor, slabs once used as paving stones for the streetcars that operated in Kyoto until the 1970s. Just before me, I’m greeted by Sugimoto’s “KAIKEI” (SEASCAPES). This 1995 work is a photograph of Lake Superior, one of the five Great Lakes in North America.
All pieces of furniture are original special-order designs made by New Material Research Laboratory. The arrangements of tables and chairs, reminiscent of plum flowers, bring to mind the iconic lounge designed by Yoshiro Taniguchi in the historic Main Wing, itself recently demolished, of the Hotel Okura. The GINZA SIX building itself was designed by his son, Yoshio Taniguchi, who also designed the new Hotel Okura lounge set to open in September 2019. It’s interesting to compare his worldview expressed in GINZA SIX with that of the architect Hiroshi Sugimoto embodied in this exclusive lounge.
There’s a special menu here from which members can order light meals and drinks. I choose a carbonara-flavored baked croquette exclusive to the lounge, provided by TAKAZAWA 180 ICHI HACHI MARU, which operates a restaurant on the second belowground floor, along with a highball with Ichiro’s Malt whiskey. The enjoyment of delicious whiskey and a gourmet accompaniment in a space like this is the definition of luxury.
As you can see here, the lounge offers various services, including a personal stylist and a porter to take care of all the things you’ve purchased. All in all, it falls nothing short of perfect. With visions of someday becoming a member myself, I resolve to work extra hard today.
Text：Kensuke Yamamoto Photos：Satoshi Minakawa Edit：Yuka Okada
Founder and CEO of Sumally. Born in Kobe in 1981. Established Sumally after working at an advertising agency and as an editor at GQ JAPAN. Currently manages a startup whose services he seeks daily to develop based on an editor’s worldview. Appreciates the opportunity to participate in this series in the “former editor” category.GINZASIX_OFFICIAL Instagram