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In the heart of Paris’ Triangle d’or, a bright orange glow shines from the center of a new Issey Miyake store.

According to the designer Tokujin Yoshioka, this shade represents the feelings evoked by Paris, but also instills the emotions he hopes the space brings its visitors. It’s created through the use of bright orange aluminum sheets, which are applied across the walls of the two-floor boutique.

“In Issey Miyake’s flagship stores around the world, I’ve tried to incorporate symbolic colors into the space that evoke the city in which they are located,” Yoshioka tells Hypebeast. “This orange is also the color of the sun, which gives a sense of energy for the future.”

In addition, the use of a bright colour juxtaposes the rest of the 19th century space. This blending of the old and the new was a foundational concept to the overall interior design, and manifests in other details dotted around the building – from clear glass furniture, to traditional terrazzo flooring. From the outside, however, it was important that the building appeared much as it would’ve done when it was designed some 200 years ago.

“I like to think about history and the future, and times not experienced by people today,” Yoshioka says. “I wanted to create a space that symbolizes energy for the future to represent the brand by retaining historical elements such as the façade and structural elements while contrasting and merging them with the contemporary interior.”

“I try to create spaces that have never been seen before”

As you’d expect with a Yoshioka project, the store is minimalistic in style. Long rails are crafted from brushed metal, mirrors sit flush to the wall, and display surfaces are made out of glass panels. In the centre of the store, beige-toned stools allow for a

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