MUJI is finally opening their first flagship store in the Americas, they had signed a lease in The New York Times Building, taking up to approximately 5,000 square feet and is set to open in time for the 2007 holiday season. MUJI derived from the Japanese phrase “mujirushi ryohin” which means “no-brand, quality goods”. MUJI products are known as ï¿½essential elements of livingï¿½ and are based on a philosophy of simplicity, minimalism and consumer functionality. The flagship store in The New York Times Building will feature distinctive stationery, housewares, furniture, fabrics, clothing and personal accessories. I can’t wait, this is by far the most exciting news for 2007!!
The MUJI store will overlook the internal moss garden that will be visible from the street, open to the sky and accessible at the ground level. The building also features a double-skin curtain wall that incorporates ceramic rods as a sunscreen. Japanese interior design architect Takashi Sugimoto, will design the MUJI store so that it is seamlessly integrated with the dramatic New York Times Building designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Renzo Piano.
MUJI @ The New York Times Building
620 8th Avenue | Map
New York, NY 10018
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