Integrated with the faceted geometry of the walls and ceiling, ‘bands of light’ are spaced at regular intervals throughout the store and function primarily as spatial thresholds between one interior module and the next.
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The displays for jewellery, timepieces and leather goods seem to form a landscape along the horizon, reminiscent of the ships and roofs dotting the coastline of Skagen. All of these individual pieces create a panorama for exploration, much like the many personalities that give the town of Skagen its unique character.
In Helsinki, the Esplanadi ﬂagship store, originally designed as a showroom by Professor Kaj Franck in the 1950s, was comprehensively refubrished according to Iittala’s new international flagship store concept to highlight the entire collection, heritage and the expanding interior collection of the brand.
The design of the new showroom at the headquarters of Ritzenhoff AG was inspired by the form of a hot glass drop with regard to the glassworks tradition of the company. The new showroom was not supposed to compete with the classical modern administration building, but to stand as unobtrusive structure.
In order to achieve a maximum of flexibility, we created swing like shelves made of glass and stainless steel chains that are suspended from rails in the ceiling. The height of the shelves can be adjusted in intervals of 20 centimeters, so that the shelves can be adapted based on changing product display requirements.
The store is located in building in the city’s port area industrial area, and interior architect Maia Aoun mixed and matched many of the structure’s original elements with contemporary details, making it a minimalist retail space that meets modern demands and one that allows flexible configuration changes when required.
The retail design is inspired by ubiquitous paper coffee cup. This commercial design is really sleek but tamed, striking but not rigid and most of all it evokes a welcoming sense. It is almost like a magnet to visitors maybe because they are curious about what’s inside the store or perhaps maybe because the interior design is very unique and authentic.
Marimekko, the Finnish fashion and lifestyle brand, recently established its own flagship store in the former at 200 Fifth Avenue in the Flatiron neighborhood of Manhattan. STUDIOS completed renovations at 200 Fifth in 2010 and acted as Architect of Record to Japanese architectural firm IMA, in cooperation with Marimekko’s internal design team.