By Susan Rogers Chikuba
Like the original Fritz Hansen in Denmark, the Fritz Hansen boutique in Tokyo is a gallery of timeless designs, from the Danish classics to the Rin Chair by Hiromichi Konno, the house’s first collaboration with a Japanese designer. The store, in upscale Aoyama, is tricky to find, but the neighborhood has so much to explore a few odd turns won’t matter. It’s nestled on a tiny lane that juts off a sidestreet of Kotto-dori, an avenue named for the antiques shops that once lined it but which nowadays is host to a growing number of fashion boutiques and cafés. The excellent Nezu Museum for pre-modern Asian art, and the former atelier of avant-gardist Taro Okamoto are nearby.
Licht House 6-8-18 Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo (+81 3 6427 6388)