Tiffany to open a store in Tokyo

Tiffany & Co. on Tuesday said it will open a store in Tokyo’s Roppongi Hills, a premier urban center that integrates business, residential, and cultural functions with parks and plazas. Scheduled to open in November 2006, the approximately 1,700 gross-square-foot store will be located at Roppongi Keyakizaka-dori 6-12-1 Roppongi Minato-ku, and is the first Tiffany store in Japan to focus on the jeweler’s renowned diamonds as the largest and most wide-ranging of its collections.

The two-level store will be distinguished by a glass and stainless steel façade, with honey-color onyx framing a stainless steel and white frosted glass clock fashioned after Tiffany’s Atlas watch collection. The store’s interior features zebrawood display cases and vitrines, limed oak with rough hewn stone and lacquered wall accents, a designed staircase, Shibori window treatments, and elegant chandeliers inspired by the tree-lined street.

In addition to an array of diamonds in platinum and 18k gold settings, the store will offer the collections of exclusive Tiffany designers: Elsa Peretti, Paloma Picasso, Jean Schlumberger; and Frank Gehry.

“The new store brings the total number of Tiffany’s Japan locations to 52.