Archive for the ‘spaces’ category

Tsujita restaurant by Takeshi Sano, Los Angeles

August 26th, 2011

I’d like people to feel the delicate of beauty, which Japanese have, and Japanese atmosphere when they visit here so that they will think that they want to visit Japan. I’d like to make this restaurant as one of an element for Japanese reconstruction.

ZEHA Flagship Store by Studio OneWay, Berlin

August 26th, 2011

This design job required a compelling concept, which visually differs from an ordinary retail store. The goal was to inspire people through the attractive design to step into the store and become new customers. For this reason the design had to be very clever and appealing, but keeping it in the required budget range.

Review store by Russell & George, Melbourne

August 26th, 2011

Designed as a suite of components that come together to create a whole the entire store effect is created through a series of carefully composed vignettes, layers and hidden details. Elements within the store are modular and repeatable, allowing for speed in construction and limited time spent on site.

Kid’s Republic by SKSK Architects, Shanghai

August 25th, 2011

China is always on top of the the most modern and innovative design. Just take a look at this incredible book store in Shanghai! After opening in Jianwai SOHO community, Beijing in October, 2005, Kid’s Republic became the first specialized picture book store in China. This bookstore has the most luxurious setting that can easily transport their pint-sized customers into a world of color, fantasy and imagination.

Ferrari Store by Massimo Iosa Ghini, Milan

June 30th, 2011

This elegant conceptual futurism is underscored by the sense of movement induced with modern multimedia, creating at once a space that evokes the fluid lines and forceful dynamism of the Ferrari racecar.

Ensayar by Adrianopoulos + Associates, Athens

June 30th, 2011

Creating a unique space, but harmonious and relaxing was the main goal in the procedure of creating “ENSAYAR”, in Athens- Greece. Thousands of ropes hanging from the ceiling and the reflection of light between them is the first impression of a space that had to be the ideal background and support for the merchandise but at the same time not common to what a retail store is usually like.

The Albert Reichmuth Wine Store by OOS, Zurich

June 30th, 2011

Always considered to be an insider’s secret among wine lovers in the past, the Albert Reichmuth wine store is now opening its first showroom accessible to the public at Feldstrasse 62 in Zurich. “LA GALERIE DU VIN” is both a sales as well as a wine tasting and seminar venue and aims to appeal to regular customers and passers-by alike. The spatial layout and staging by OOS reflect the store’s values and traditions and let the wine bottles speak for themselves.

Bell by Burdfifilek, Toronto (A.R.E Awards)

June 29th, 2011

Rejuvenating the retail environment of one of Canada’s largest telecommunications service providers, designers created a store that reflects the approachable, clean line of the company brand. An oversized backlit Bell logo along the length of the store provides an instant visual connection to the brand.

My.Suit by UnSPACE, New York City (A.R.E Awards)

June 29th, 2011

Less is more in this men’s suit retailer, which offers a 3,000-square-foot space for men to enjoy custom designing their own suit, a tangible representation of their web shopping experience. Suits are visually displayed without looking busy, suit fabrics on hand to touch and feel are held by magnets, and fixtures have integrated projectors and monitors for the interactive suitbuilding process.

Octium jewelry store design by Jaime Hayon, Kuwait

June 28th, 2011

Octium, a new concept jewelry shop, opened its doors in October 2009. Located in 360º mall in Kuwait, Octium presents the work of various exclusive jewelry designers from around the globe. Hayon’s design offers an innovative approach to the interior.

Flight Club Greenwich Village, New York City (A.R.E Awards)

June 28th, 2011

A mecca for sneaker collectors and urban fashion, Flight Club’s clean, authentic urban store references urban recreational spaces like basketball courts, handball courts, and playgrounds, as well as spaces that skaters and bikers use. The existing space was stripped down to its structural elements, which came to be the backdrop.

7 For All Mankind Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica Calif. (A.R.E Awards)

June 28th, 2011

Taking an existing store into its second generation, designers drew strengths from the first store, such as the use of marble, to create a high-end appeal and incorporated new elements for a fresh, updated look that better represents the brand’s men’s and women’s apparel.

Gucci flagship store 5th Avenue, New York

June 28th, 2011

A towering glass edifice in the heart of Manhattan, Gucci’s newest New York store is a grand architectural endeavour that has become a global shopping destination. Situated at 725 5th Avenue, the store covers an area of 46,000 square feet gross that spans three spacious, warm, light-infused floors. Impressive in both size and scope, this new flagship is the world’s largest Gucci store. It is a true original within the Italian luxury brand’s expansive retail network.

Carlo Pazolini Piazza Cordusio by Giorgio Borruso Design, Milan (A.R.E Awards)

June 27th, 2011

This 4,155-square-foot flagship for the shoe retailer—its first in Western Europe—juxtaposes its modern design and historic building, capturing attention from its piazza exterior. A series of large windows faces the busy piazza, together with high ceilings and cast-iron columns.

Wenger: Maker of the Genuine Swiss Army Knife Boulder, Colo. by Gensler (A.R.E Awards)

June 27th, 2011

A 15-by-9-foot woven wall sculpture of hand-cut logs of pine wrapped in twine is featured at the rear of the store. In addition, the entire collection of current knives is displayed along with the
Guinness Book of World Records’ World’s Largest Knife, creating a destination gathering space.

LEE “kansai” Flagship Osaka

June 26th, 2011

Opening of the first flagship “kansai” of the denim brand LEE at Osaka Japan .

Hugo Boss Orange concept store, Shanghai

June 26th, 2011

Instore graphics for the Hugo Boss Orange Concept Store Shanghai. Themed under “Good old Germany…”, an over 19.68 feet high fantasy tree was illustrated and screen printed. Wooden carvings and golden motives decorate the changing rooms. A traditional rubber stamp set consisting of 10 German sing and forest birds in life-size has also been produced to cover walls and furniture by hand.

Adidas Y-3 store, Beijing

June 25th, 2011

Last Friday, the high-end and entirely awesome Y-3 branch of adidas opened its fifth freestanding location in Beijing, setting up shop at Shin Kong Place and offering a full assortment of the Yohji Yamamoto designed Fall line.

Nudie Pop-Up Shop in Deli, Seattle

June 25th, 2011

Nudie recently did a pop-up shop in Seattle, Washington at Deli Seattle. Inside the shop, was the theme “Meat Locker.” The interior was kept minimal, just like an actual meat locker. There were chains, steel tables, and concrete floor. There were also some unique detail that was placed on the floor, a painting of dripping blood going down a drain.

Dior Flagship Store by Peter Marino, New York

June 25th, 2011

Architect Peter Marino, go-to designer for luxury retail, is behind Christian Dior’s new look. The fashion brand recently unveiled its New York flagship on East 57th Street, a store whose decor pays homage to Dior’s boutique on Avenue Montaigne in Paris, but with a New York twist.