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MoMA Design Store, Kyoto, Japan

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The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) Design Store continues to expand its footprint with the opening of a store in Kyoto, Japan.

The 1,076-sq.-ft. space offers an edited version of MoMA’s signature selection of tabletop, workspace and personal accessories, lighting and tech products, art reproductions and stationery. It also features items designed and produced in Japan.

The Kyoto location was launched in partnership with specialty retailer LoFt Co. Ltd., MoMA’s retail partner in Japan, and designed by British firm Lumsden, which recently designed stores for MoMA's New York City locations.

Open window beds fill the store with light, and product displays can be viewed from inside and out. Slatted maple defines the ceiling and the entrance, a theme found in MoMA's Manhattan flagship. Freestanding fixtures – formed of bead-blasted stainless steel with a sustainable white Durat top – are used throughout the space. Best-selling products are displayed on the space behind the cash desk.
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