Archive for the ‘spaces’ category

Tamara Radivojevic Fashion Studio from D signed by, Belgrade

June 24th, 2011

The concept is an analysis of the ideas, fabrics, colors and designers’ work & personality: ‘‘fabric over fabric’’ or ‘‘combining hard with light materials’’- glass with concrete, or tin/stainless steel with plaster. The shop supplies itself by natural light through open-back windows that make the interior space, made visibly larger by prolonged existing window apertures and the possibility of using the window bench for sitting/hiding heating system, visible to the passing spectators.

Manfredi Jewelry Store by De-spec, New York

June 23rd, 2011

Manfredi jewelry store is an international jewelry store originally from Italy with stores in Milan, Rome, Shanghai, and Tokyo. For the New York store, Manfredi was looking for a concept suitable for the new location on Park Avenue, NYC. De-spec identified the issues that would guide the design as the necessary change of speed that would need to occur for pedestrians to transition from walking at the necessary speed of survival on Park avenue to the speed necessary for viewing of jewelry. In addition the jewelry itself demanded a silent space and a level of minimalism that would reveal its journey.

Air New Zealand’s ‘Clothes Hangar’ by Gascoigne Associates & Saatchi Design, Auckland

June 22nd, 2011

Air New Zealand’s ‘Clothes Hangar” brief was to create a space that embodied Trelise Cooper’s new uniform design direction and the Air New Zealand brand. The solution the designers came up with is a nod to a swept up eclectic kiwi Bach, providing staff a ‘shopping’ experience like none other. 

Nike Ultralounge at Selfridges

June 22nd, 2011

Nike Sportswear has taken over the lower-ground floor at Selfridges to create a multi-purpose retail space. The space is decked out with HD TV screens to watch the matches live. In addition to the lounge, Nike has its summer range of gear on hand that includes 15 pieces of apparel from a wool-knit N98 Jacket to the Windrunner. Also visitors will have the option of customizing the Grand Slam Polo.

Chanel pop-up boutique, Cannes

June 22nd, 2011

Pop-up shop concepts may have sprung up from humble beginnings, but there isn’t a trace of cardboard or makeshift furniture in sight at Chanel’s new ephemeral boutique in Cannes.

Burberry flagship store, Beijing

June 21st, 2011

Celebrating the launch of its biggest flagship store in all of asia while raising its profile in one of the most booming luxury markets there, burberry recently pulled off a prestigious hi-tech showcase at Beijing’s television center. Around 1,000 guests viewed Burberry’s latest collection on gigantic video screens while actual models strutted their stuff on a catwalk, alternated by holograms of models through virtual image technology. The new flagship at Sparkle Roll Plaza is big, a whopping 12,500 sq.ft. to be precise, and is designed according to the brand’s newest specifications as set by its creative director Christopher Bailey. It comes fully equipped with the latest in technology, including touchscreens for customers and ipads for staff.

Ubiq Philadelphia by Architecture at Large

June 21st, 2011

It is risky to try to express luxury for an 18-28-year-old, wealthy male audience – and not turn them totally off. Rafael de Cardenas of New York’s Architecture at Large took on this challenge with the rebuilding of Ubiq Philadelphia, the destination of choice for sneakerheads from far and wide.

Puma Store by Plajer & Franz Studio, Paris

June 20th, 2011

Located in the main walking direction between the famous forum des Halles and the Centre Pompidou, the Puma flagship store on Boulevard de Sébastopol reopened after a complete redesign in april 2011.

H&M Beach Pop-up Store

June 20th, 2011

We usually find tropical sun-drenched beaches more alluring, but this season one euro resort briefly managed to trigger our interest. Last weekend the Hague’s coastal suburb of Scheveningen played host to a two-day H&M pop-up store full of summer goodies.

Red Wing Shoes Store, Amsterdam

June 19th, 2011

Red Wing Shoes opened its first official store in the Netherlands on July 22nd. Together with denim boutique Tenue de Nîmes the American brand set up shop in the distinctive Reestraat, carrying a substantial assortment of Red Wing shoes as well as various accessories.

Avril Healthy Supermarket by Tuxedo Agency

June 17th, 2011

Laurent Guez for Tuxedo Agency who created the «natural beauty counter». The mandate was to express a new philosophy or lifestyle in which beauty rhymes with health and well-being.

H&M store Estudio Mariscal, Barcelona

June 17th, 2011

Edtudio Mariscal did a complete work for H&M in Barcelona: Architecture, lighting, furniture, graphics… even the shopping bags. A design project aimed at creating excitement among the customers that go into the shop. Excitement at buying clothes and also to be shopping in a pleasant, comfortable, unique place.

Storeage creates LG retail experience store in Singapore

June 17th, 2011

Amsterdam, June 14, 2011– Storeage, the Amsterdam-based international retail design agency, has combined brand strategy with cutting-edge design to create LG Live, a stunning retail experience store for LG Singapore. LG is one of the world’s largest consumer electronics companies.

Spiga 2 Il Primo Multi-Brand store Dolce & Gabbana, Milan

June 16th, 2011

The different cultures dissolve to create an innovative aesthetic language, where tradition looks to the future and fashion meets technology, and where one can live the hospitable and warm ambiances of yesteryear’s village shops.

3×1 Denim shop by Scott Morrison, New York City

June 16th, 2011

The name is derived from denim’s standard weaving construction, the 3×1 RHT (Right Hand Twill). The ‘3 by 1’ in (3×1) also represents Morrison’s third concept/founding of a jeans brand.

MOODs Eco Hotel, Prague

June 16th, 2011

Settled within a quiet side street just a few steps away from Prague’s city center, the MOODs hotel is a gorgeous, high-tech and eco-friendly boutique accommodation, designed by a team of Czech architects led by Vladimir Žák and Roman Vrtiška. This posh retreat has transformed the hotel scene in the historic capital, offering unparalleled service and luxurious comfort to its visitors. Situated in a refurbished building was once a bank, the hotel opened its doors just two years ago with stunning interiors built from fast growing bamboo, recycled-wood floors and it even features a luscious living wall at the entrance made entirely out of moss.

Kirk Originals Eyewear – London Flagship

June 16th, 2011

London-based Campaign designed the pared-down, dramatic retail environment of the 66 square-meter boutique. The black-and-white color palette, only one eyewear wall with 187 “heads” for frames, and practically no furnishings ensure that customers will focus on the eyewear, not the trappings. Eye examinations and fitting take place in the basement, away from the main display space. Large graphics of winking eyes in the window speak the same, clear language leaving no doubt about what they sell.

Jewelry Mayrhofer by Xarchitekten, Linz

June 15th, 2011

Interesting interior designed by xarchitekten from Austria, they create a shop for jewelry shop that simulate the feeling of exploring the treasure chests. The most interesting trends in the design of shops are concerned with the coherence of the products and their environment – thus the space in which they are presented.

Lucien Pellat-Finet Shinsaibashi by Kengo Kuma, Osaka

June 15th, 2011

Influenced by the organic patterns found in plants, Kengo Kuma has created this shop and café in Tokyo for fashion designer Lucien Pellat-Finet. In his design, Kuma uses a honeycomb structure comprised of Lauan-made plywood to envelope the space. This three-dimensional structure ingeniously serves as the retail display system used throughout the shop; with the natural warmth of wood complementing a fashion line notorious for its assemblage of iconic cashmere sweaters.

Louis Vuitton Store by Peter Marino, London Bond Street

June 14th, 2011

It has been the talk of the town all week, so you can imagine how excited the Publisher and I were when we got our invites to a sneak peak of the new Peter Marino designed Louis Vuitton maison on Bond Street. The new 1,500 sq m premises, compromises of the old LV and old Donna Karan store on bond street, which all makes the new maison the largest brand store in London, as well as the most expensive (£30 million).