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Issey Miyake Stores Terrazzo is generally considered to be one rank below real stone, but by embedding colorful shards of glass or stainless steel chips in it, Kuramata created a bright, fun new material. He decorated the entire Issey Miyake boutique in the Matsuya Department Store in Ginza, in terrazzo using it for the floor, walls and furniture, the result being a single coherent back ground that caused the merchandise to stand out as objets. The following year, 1984, he produced the walls of the Issey Miyake New York boutique using five millimeter thick terrazzo made from fragments of smashed Coca-Cola bottles that were lit from behind to create an exciting new concept, heightening its popularity even further.

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