Archive for the ‘store design’ category

Harvey Nichols store, Ankara

June 2nd, 2011

Our association with Harvey Nichols goes back many years and we created their first Turkish store in Istanbul two years ago. The second Harvey Nichols store in Turkey needed to build on the success of the first, but without simply duplicating its design. It had to be a store in its own right, offering a distinct shopping experience, and with all the values you expect from Harvey Nichols.

Propaganda Hair Salon by Dick Clark Architecture

May 31st, 2011

Propaganda Hair Group rethinks salon in terms of functionality and aesthetic. To compliment his brand, the client envisioned a loft-like environment with an open plan, minimal furnishings, and wood and concrete textures. The overall design, using the warmth of wood and the industrial feel of concrete, focuses on ways to differentiate program within a single space while still offering an open atmosphere. Careful attention was given to day-to-day operations of the salon so that design details could complement function and eliminate the supplemental furnishings that tend to clutter salons.

Design bookshop by Mendo, Amsterdam

May 30th, 2011

When you are in Amsterdam and you love design, MENDO has to be on your list! This design bookshop is one of the most inspiring shops in town with books about architecture, fashion, photography, interior- and graphic design. They also have an amazing collection of XL books, e.g. of David LaChapelle, Muhammad Ali (GOAT), Peter Beard, Michael Polizi, The F1 Opus, Valentino en Vivienne Westwood.

Richard Chai store by Snarkitecture

May 27th, 2011

The Richard Chai store is a temporary retail installation created by Snarkitecture in collaboration with designer Richard Chai as part of the Building Fashion series at HL23. Carved from the confines of an existing structure beneath the High Line, the installation envelops visitors within a glacial cavern excavated from a single material.

Hermès – Shang Xia by Kengo Kuma, Hong Kong

May 26th, 2011

With the luxury market ballooning in China, it comes as no surprise that the trend of luxury brands setting up shop in the country continues. Next up, the French fashion house Hermès. The company has launched its latest retail brand, Shang Xia—it literally translates to “up and down”—with the opening of a 1,300-square-foot store designed by Kengo Kuma on Hong Kong island.

Puma City

May 26th, 2011

LOT-EK has designed a transportable retail building named PUMA CITY for Puma. The building is made out of 24 shipping containers and existing container connectors instead of traditional building materials. It is fully dismountable and travels on a cargo ship along with the sail boats, and will be assembled and disassembled a number of times once it reaches the different international harbors.

Puma store by Plajer & Franz Studio, Tokyo Harajuku

May 25th, 2011

After a complete redesign by Plajer & Franz Studio and under the direction of Ales Kernjak (global store concept manager of the Puma Retail ag) the Puma store in Tokyo Harajuku located on the famous Jingumae street re-opened its doors in september 2010.

Swarovski store by Tokujin Yoshioka, Ginza

May 24th, 2011

Crystal is one of the most enigmatic forms – at once representative of extraordinary geological forces of unfathomable spatial and temporal dimension, and next a legendary artifice of Venetian glassmakers. Self-replicating, but not alive, in its natural state it is a phenomenon the visual perfection of which is virtually unattainable. It is in these supernatural and phenomenological characteristics of mineral and glass that Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka has located a medium of enormous cultural resonance.

The V2K Nisantasi Store by Autoban, Istanbul

May 23rd, 2011

Located in the centre of Istanbul’s classiest shopping district, a striking angular entrance welcomes visitors to browse designer pieces by top brands from all over the world. A large angular column reaches up and past a mezzanine floor, creating an impressive space at the entrance to the store, while a gridlike wall of lightbulbs down the side of the store provides a powerful banner for slogans which can be modified as desired

Maison Martin Margiela, Tokyo

May 20th, 2011

This first Maison Martin Margiela store opened in Tokyo in 2000. Located in the ebisu area of the city, the former residence incorporates the offices and sales rooms of Kokonoe corp ltd.,
(the joint venture company in charge of the Mason Martin Marginal brand in Japan), as well as a store on the ground floor. In february 2006, the store mores to another location in a former electrical products factory building, still in the ebisu area.

Creme de la Creme by Plazma Architects, Vilnius

May 20th, 2011

Influences of nearby Scandinavia are apparent in Crème de la Crème, a fragrance and beauty care boutique that opened late last year in Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania. The boutique is one of about 170 shops and restaurants that occupy the new, award-winning Panorama shopping centre, one of the largest and most expensive shopping malls in the Baltic countries. The store’s physical concept is by the Lithuanian Plazma architects and specifically architect Evelina Talandzeviciene. Light-colour wood, scarce furnishings, simplified lines and subdued edges create a feeling of weightlessness and free-flowing space.

Patrick Cox Shop by Sinato, Tokyo

May 19th, 2011

Patrick Cox is a fashion icon designs leather goods, shoes and accessories, which are produced with the use of eccentric materials. And now we’re meeting you with Patrick Cox’ unique contemporary shop. It is located at 17-story building in the fashion’ Mecca – Aoyama district of Tokyo, Japan. This creative futuristic project is the winner of the Japanese Commercial Designers Association Design Award 2009.

Bridal Magic by Process5 Design, Himeji

May 19th, 2011

Process5 Design of Osaka have completed the interior of this bridal shop in Himeji, Japan. Called Bridal Magic, the store has changing rooms in the middle surrounded by mirrored panels. Picture frames dotted over the mirrored surface either showcase accessories or reflect the rails of dresses arranged round the shop’s outer edge.

Cielito Querido Café

May 18th, 2011

Coffee shops are the sorts of businesses that thrive on an eclectic image, and the new Cielito Querido Cafe branding acts as an effective example of this. Designed by Esrawe, this niche Mexican venue has been overhauled with fresh coffee cups, snack packaging and interior design.

Fashion Store Interior Fame Agenda by Matt Gibson, Melbourne

May 17th, 2011

Matt Gibson is an Australia based architect who has designed this fashion store interior design for the fashion retailer Fame Agenda, located in the Docklands of Melbourne, Australia. This fashion shop interior applying a transparency and illusion concepts that could bring the customers minds interior and exterior and plays on the perspective of the arcade. The random and organic arches inspired by Thomas Heatherwick’s sculptural works providing intimacy and protection.

Antonios Markos by Gonzalez & Haase, Athens

May 16th, 2011

The new Antonios Markos store in Kolonaki, Athens follows a gallery-inspired design regime, directing the visitor as if they were viewing an exhibition. Pierre Jorge Gonzalez and Judith Haase designed the architecture, lighting and furniture in this recent project, addressing the existing space and working within its constraints. Initially, the space resembles a minimalist gallery space.

Book and Coffeeshop by MYCC, Madrid

May 13th, 2011

Spanish architects MYCC have designed the interior for a combined coffee and book shop in Madrid, exposing the original warehouse structure and inserting a glass floor between storeys. The coffee shop is open plan with white walls, flooring more typically found in a garage and flashes of orange and pink.

Shinsegae Chungcheong store by CBX, Cheonan

May 13th, 2011

The Phase I East Building of Shinsegae’s new Chungcheong store debuted in December 2010 in the heart of Cheonan’s central business district. Working together, CBX (New York) and its JMCBX division (Seoul, South Korea) designed the architectural envelope for all merchandise areas; designed all public areas and customer amenities; and directed the total design of multi-branded departments.

l’Eclaireur shop by Saq, Paris

May 12th, 2011

‘This is not just a shop; it’s a fantasy in which everyone has to find a story for themselves.’ Within the idiom of L’Eclaireur, shoppers are guests and are genuinely welcomed as such by every staff member. Adapted to his/her wishes and interest, the guest is proposed a personalized visit and in so-doing discovers the exposed goods. Here, within a retail environment that would normally highlight merchandise, the visitor plays a privileged role in the act of its ‘unveiling’.