The company Gucci has recently hosted a series of its 100th anniversary events in Kyoto, Japan, with the Gucci Bamboo House being the main event.
The events included a catwalk presentation showcasing the ARIA collection, whilst Gucci’s latest high-jewellery collection Hortus Deliciarum was presented at the Ninna-ji temple. But the main showcase, dubbed Gucci Bamboo House, is a public one, and as its name already implies, it revolves around Gucci‘s popular bamboo handled handbags which were initially launched in 1947.
The exhibition is held at a listed 1920s townhouse which was once the home of the Kawasaki family. The architecture blends Japanese and Western architecture, featuring a traditional tea room and a Western-style room, a large wall structure and brick wall, all resonating with Gucci‘s eclectic style vision.
Gucci Bamboo House focuses on the universal value of excellent craftsmanship and abundant creativity that has been passed down from generation to generation in the artistic hubs of Kyoto and Florence. Alongside a curated range of Gucci products, artworks by bamboo artist Chikuunsai Tanabe will be put on display.