You might want to pack your bags and head for Tokyo when you hear what just opened up there: a Herman Miller store. It’s the company’s first storefront to open since the creation of the Textiles and Objects Shop, which it operated in New York City from 1960-1967.
Designed by Torafu Architects and located in the hip Marunouchi shopping district, it’s full of wonderfully designed items, large and small, including limited-edition Eames molded plastic side chars painted by Japanese artist Mustone and unique area rugs developed in collaboration with photographer Takashi Kumagai.
It’s all about making great design available to consumers, from chairs and desks to games and toys.
The store in Marunouchi provides the company a way to raise awareness for its brand in a growing market. And now the shopping is not only simple—walk right in and have a look around—but fun, too.
Visitors will find a comfortable, relaxing, “at home” atmosphere with several specially designed areas, like the “Try a Chair” section where they can sit, twirl and experiment to find just the right fit.