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GINZA SIX which shop of the best brand gathers from the world to fashion, lifestyle, gourmet. I give service to keep social media called Sumally (summary) and what's called summary pocket through editor of magazine now. We visited you in lounge which was Shops of two brands which made things which wanted to associate for life personally that it might be said that you should continue having this time in such times though we continued polishing service every day for the coming "times when you did not need to have" in order to provide structure which could easily manage worldly desires and possession at hand and exclusive appropriate for the view of the world.
Boutique of "MOYNAT" (mowana) in place where is immediate from 1F, entrance. It was Paris oldest TRUNK maker that Pauline mowana founded in 1849, but brand itself was disappearing in postwar period, and Bernard Arnault leading LVMH finances personally in 2011, and brand revives. Shops is made all over the world, but is placed Japanese flagship shop as this shop now.
Gwenael Nikolaos who was in charge of interior design of GINZA SIX deals with interior of concept Orient Express as well as main store of Paris Saint Honore. Furthermore, TRUNK about curve was symbolic design of MOYNAT base, but ceiling of shop imitated the curve so that was just put on bonnet of car; is designed.
Tote bag "regatta" of prepared buckskin which it got into eyes what equalled showcase (price all as follows tax-excluded 595,000 yen ※). To real product same sample which ramesshu nairu of designer made to own preference. Amount is limited in the world and is with development only in 3 city of London, Paris, Tokyo of the world. If it is this design, we match man, and, as for the size, convenience looks good.
"MOSAIQUE plane clutch bag" of this airplane print that print shows at a glance (114,000 yen). In fact, not print, leather of each color is cut carefully, and it is minute like lacquer work and has ", and there is". We strongly come for such a craftsman ship. There is print of classic car elsewhere, and there is print of train, and vehicle is tied to brand deeply here.
Acquaintances of my Paris are concerned with brand called mowana deeply, and there is contemplation personally. Rashid who was person in charge of this store knew them through manager of Paris that played on that day often now. We are glad that all these lineup is seen in Tokyo above all. Bag which gives off elegant presence while not knowing what brand it is only by having seen suddenly. mowana is very happy what can taste luxury to the people in the know; think that is attractive.
It is store of "LEICA" (RAIKA) we go up work of huge Daniel Buren who was able to hang successively in stairwell to 5F with (big elephant of Nichola byufu is going to display from November 12, 2018), escalator in others, and to see. While slant of Yasuaki Elementary School is opposite in Ginza, and there is Shops, it is convenient to open a store in GINZA SIX.
It is visit for consultation of maintenance in what is doing how to use hard as such when it is with automatic focusing, and even macro photographs "RAIKA Q" almost the highest peak of model for beginners coming out in habitual use, nature at the time of release personally frequently. When GINZA SIX-limited KOLOR is released, come to be interested, and to check; as for being enough.
Instant camera of RAIKA released in 2016 "rye paper mulberry Fort" (33,500 yen). Just other day, black and pink of new color for release. It seems to be popular among young layers partly because we tell to be handy in RAIKA in analog boom of these days. As for the limited model (46,000 yen) of LimoLand which Jean Pigozzi (Jean pigottsui) which is known as paparazzo photographer deals with.
And Leica wants to use longed-for M type someday! M is flagship of RAIKA. By the way, "LEICA M10-P" which what I had in my hand just released the other day (980,000 yen). The latest technique is packed chic taste with in classical music closely more than normal M. It is ◎. that shutter sound is small We feel having to try work harder when we touch such a good thing.
As I like trekking being hobby and concert and the stage, there is the scene where binoculars play an active part a lot every day. In thing called this, binoculars are using product made by Leica habitually, too. Though we have already used for a long time, we continue being surprised at clear view like every time.
Aimlessly to end game, "LOUNGE SIX" (lounge six) of the same floor. Space (the details refer to https://ginza6.tokyo/membership) for VIP members who met constant purchase amount of money here in the year. Hiroshi Sugimoto construction drawing office "new material research institute" of modern artist to lead dealt with interior. Design thought that it is said that old material is new material is advocated, but granite used for the pavement of running Kyoto streetcar is spread all, and "coast landscape" of Sugimoto meets at the 1970s in the front on floor when the center of entrance of black lacquer bite, secret door open. By the way, work of 1995 when this photographed one, Lake Superior of Five Lakes.
All the furniture is originals with special order design of new material design place, too. We remind of lounge of Hotel Okura Main Building which there is not now which table and Yoshiro Taniguchi including placement of chair letting you feel plum blossoms to be dealt with slightly. Design of new lounge of okura which Yoshio Taniguchi of son deals with design of building itself of GINZA SIX, but opens in September, 2019 is him. We look forward to comparison with this space that view of the world and Hiroshi Sugimoto dealt with as architect.
Member can order light meal and drink from special menu. We have lounge-limited carbonara-flavored baked croquette which "TAKAZAWA 180 ICHI HACHI MARU" (takazawaichihachimaru) opening a store this time in B2F produced and highball of Ichiro malt. Whiskey which is delicious in this space and exquisite snacks. Well, it is deluxe.
In addition, service of personal styling is available in lounge, and as you see PORTER service to be able to receive baggage which shopped in a mass seems to be available, shi reritsukuseridesu. To dream of day to be able to become member someday, and, by the way, to work with effort today.
Text: Kensuke Yamamoto Photos: Satoshi Minakawa 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
Kensuke YamamotoFounder 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.