The shop design for by | n, an original brand with all nendo-designed products located in the Seibu Sogo department stores in Tokyo’s Ikebukuro and Shibuya, and in the Yokohama Sogo department store.
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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.