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Iwataya Z-Side

Fukuoka, Japan



This Japanese department store is designed around carefully thought-out concepts of names and icons, closely tied to key design signatures and materials to create strong identities for each floor. The main floor, with a architecturally influenced flower icon, is called “Style Perfection”; colors, patterns and materials throughout the floor accessorize the natural landscape. The men's floor, using a knight symbol, is named “Simple Sophistication,” while “Gourmet Satisfaction” denotes the food floor. Young fashions and women's shoes are on the “X Generation” floor, characterized by an X symbol and collages of images communicating the vitality, attitude, image and lifestyle of its target customers.

Photography by Dub Rogers, New York City

Design: WalkerGroup/CNI, New York City — Mark Bradin, account executive; Martin Jerry, vice president, creative designer; Peter Scavuzzo, vice president, graphic design; Milosh Sekulich, project executive; Yoshi Shiraishi, project designer; Christina Walker, senior graphic designer; Harua Uekusa, design coordinator; Tak Tsukahara, project coordinator

Iwataya's team: Kenichi Nakamuta, president; Yasuo Ishii, vice president; Masamichi Furusawa, vice chief of strategic planning center; Jiro Oda, managing director of merchandising; Hideaki Shinozaki, general manager and project coordinator

Architect: WalkerGroup/CNI




MasterClass: ‘Re-Sparkling’ Retail: Using Store Design to Build Trust, Faith and Brand Loyalty

HOW CAN WE EMPOWER and inspire senior leaders to see design as an investment for future retail growth? This session, led by retail design expert Ian Johnston from Quinine Design, explores how physical stores remain unmatched in the ability to build trust, faith, and loyalty with your customers, ultimately driving shareholder value.

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