This is a portrait story for Architectural Digest I have made of French-born designer Gwenael Nicolas. Gwenel is an interiors and product designer who has lived and worked in Japan for over 20 years.

Known for minimal, airy spaces with a particular focus on light and movement, or flow, through spaces, Nicolas is the mastermind behind the Uniqlo megastore in Shinjuku, Tokyo, and the new Berluti, Dolce & Gabbana, Louis Vuitton and Fendi boutiques, full of his signature geometric lines. His first ever fashion collaboration was with the Japanese designer Issey Miyake, known for imaginative pleating and for whom he has designed stores and perfume bottles.

You can see one of his project: Fendi flagship store in London, here in my website

These photos were taken inside the Berluti boutique in Ginza, Tokyo.

Photos by Andrea Buso

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