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Hermes opens renovated and extended space in Sendai, Japan

The expanded Hermes store in Sendai.

Luxury maison Hermes has unveiled its refurbished store in the Fujisaki Department Store in Sendai, Japan.

“This reopening marks a new chapter for Hermes in this Northern city of Japan, where it has been present since 2004,” the company said in a statement.

The store’s new design is inspired by Sendai’s natural environment – the city is known as “The City of Trees” – and the floor space has been expanded to 144sqm.

The store’s facade features floor-to-ceiling glass windows and copper-coloured steel, offering a clear view of the interior from the outside.

Designed by Parisian architecture agency RDAI, the interior was divided into two open-plan spaces. At the entrance, the floor features mosaic tiles “in subdued Havana-and chocolate-brown hues, complete with iridescent cabochons”. 

Hermes Fujisaki offers a wide selection of products, including silk collections, fragrances and fashion accessories. The collections for the home, featuring homeware and tableware, including the new Hermes Passifolia service, complete the displays in this initial area. The store also houses a VIP lounge for “enhanced privacy”.

“While the entrance area is characterised by mineral, airy and bright accents, the second section creates a more muted atmosphere with carefully selected fabrics and carpets,” the company said.

“This renovated address showcases the house’s craftsmanship and freedom of creation through its exceptional objects and the enhanced experience it offers its customers and new visitors.”

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