Archive for the ‘spaces’ category

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.

Villa Moda by Marcel Wanders, Bahrain

June 24th, 2011

Villa Moda, has opened its seventh luxury fashion emporium, a 1050 m² space in a new ultra luxury shopping mall, the Moda Mall in Bahrain, in 2009. Villa Moda Bahrain features staggeringly innovative and fantastical designs by Dutch design maverick Marcel Wanders. Situated in a prime central location with views over the sea, the store sits alongside luxury brands such as Louis Vuitton, Hermes, Bottega Veneta, Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci and Fendi.

Nike Air Force 1 Store by Torafu, Tokyo

June 24th, 2011

This is an interior and exterior designing project of Nike Air Force 1 store, which is limitedly open for one year at the back street of Harajuku. The new products which appear month after month keep displayed even after the sales period is over.

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.