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Muji Comes to America; Michael Bierut No Longer Needs to Fly to Tokyo For His Fix

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We can finally end our letter-writing campaign to Sam Hecht; today, the retail stars have aligned. Muji‘s first US flagship store has been announced as a tenant in the Renzo Piano-designed New York Times building, says the New York Observer. But it sounds like we won’t be the only ones camped out on the sidewalk before the grand opening:

“Finally, a flagship Muji store in midtown,” said acclaimed New York graphic designer Michael Bierut, partner at Pentagram, who has designed the wayfinding system in the new Times tower. “New York designaholics have been waiting a long time for this. Now I won’t have to fly to Tokyo to get my Muji watches.”

So our only question is: Is it the two-tone? Or the bangle? You know, we could totally see him sporting the bangle. He did, after all, make our Best Dressed List.

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