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IN PHOTOS: Inside The Gucci Bamboo House

In celebration of its 100th anniversary, Gucci sets up an experiential exhibition in the Old Kawasaki Family Residence


Continuing Metro.Style’s celebration of beauty this month, we turn the spotlight on Gucci’s celebration of bamboo.  A symbol of strength, flexibility and health, bamboo is known to represent inner peace, balance, health and enlightenment— attributes of life that undeniably make it more beautiful.


Kyoto, sister city to Florence, where Gucci was founded hosts one of the fashion house’s much anticipated exhibitions this year.  In what is considered to be the “second act” of Gucci’s multiple efforts to celebrate its history in its centennial year and communicate a message of renewal, Gucci has transformed the Old Kawasaki Family Residence in Kyoto into an exhibition space.






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The exhibition highlights bamboo and other Japanese-inspired motifs as a recurring element in Gucci designs, from the Diana Handbag to the Floral Print Wallpaper.  Fittingly, the Old Kawasaki Family Home was also built in the 1920’s, the same decade of Gucci’s founding.  In this space, a true fusion of Japanese and European architecture currently resides: a tsubo-niwa (courtyard garden) and tea rooms co-exist seamlessly with a couple of rooms decked out in European barrel vault ceilings, picture rails and Gucci wallpaper.


See inside this iconic home and exhibition through this gallery:



The exhibition runs through August 15.  See details here.


Images by @gucci @kuriyashiro @foronecustomer @mari.hosotani.

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