Can one ever cross a Tiffany & Co. store without looking at it? What was already eye-catching has become even more attractive with the Damien Hirst touch. The renovated Ginza flagship in Tokyo became a mega-canvas for the English painter and conceptual artist. The luxury giant Tiffany & Co.’s Ginza flagship now stands as the prettiest blooming building in the area, complete with a mesmerizing palette of pink, white, green, and red ‘petals. Designed by Kengo Kuma and Associates in 1996, the 580 sq.m. Tiffany & Co flagship spans three floors.
The exterior of the enchanting edifice comprises 292 aluminum honeycomb and glass panels, to which the art was applied individually. Hirst single-handedly transformed Kengo Kuma’s originally earth-toned and darker palette to one that undoubtedly enlivens the structure. Similar creations of the celebrated artist are found in parts of the interior. The Ginza shopping district is packed with stunning luxury stores. One cannot help but ogle at the creativity of Louis Vuitton’s distinctive flagship store that opened in 2021.
The four-floored building is a vision boasting a shiny external glass surface that imitates the waves of water with iridescent reflections. The 186-year-old iconic luxury brand created history-of-sorts with an incomparable New York flagship on 57th Street and Fifth Avenue with a 10-story testament to the history, brilliance, and culture of the Maison.