Molteni&C inaugurates in Tokyo the first flagship store designed by Patricia Urquiola

Patricia Urquiola, architect and designer of international fame, has designed the new Molteni&C flagship store in Tokyo, situated in the renowned Minami Aoyama district. Its garden butts up against the Nezu Museum, one of Kengo Kuma’s masterpieces.

The space of about 300 square meters, realized in collaboration with Artflex Japan, has been divided on two levels and houses the latest Molteni&C collections by Patricia Urquiola, Ron Gilad, Rodolfo Dordoni, Dante Bonuccelli and Matteo Nuziati.

Among the 2014 novelties for the living area are the Pass-word system, the seatings Reversi ’14, Breeze and D.2702, and the set of Chelsea armchairs. For the night area: the Sweet-dreams bed, the Gliss-Up wardrobe and the new Wing door.

Patricia Urquiola, always interested in local cultural background for her projects, has created a perfect fusion of Japanese traditional high-end style and Italian design. She created a graphic wall seven metres high made of local cedar “as a filter between interior space and the rising sun.”

She has also created full-height screens in stopsol glass to separate rooms in a light manner, at the same time guaranteeing unexpected perspective effects.

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