Archive for the ‘store design’ category

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.

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.