In 2004, Barneys New York opened an outpost in Tokyo’s bustling Ginza district housed in the prestigious Kojunsha Building, built in 1880. JHA’s design references elaborate textures and plays on depth, evoking a new interpretation of classic-modern spaces from the 1940s-1950s. By utilizing different palettes of materials, JHA created a unique feeling on each of the store’s three levels. Artistic installations throughout the space imbue the store with a sense of originality and craftsmanship. The interior’s focal point, a massive three-story, vertical brushed-steel sculpture frames a central staircase connecting all three floors. The almost-diaphanous structure was built with non-symmetrical cutouts that display designer information and acts as a backdrop for seasonal store themes.