The design embodies the brand ethos through bespoke merchandising opportunities designed to house the eclectic mix of fashion and lifestyle product offered by Oliver Bonas. Upon entering the store, the customer is led on a journey of discovery through the introduction of ‘rooms’ within the space.
In the lobby we played with iconic objects from those years: a Seat 600 – the first mass produced Spanish car – a huge Peseta – Spanish old currency – used as a table and a panel with very big magnetic key-rings, as used back then in the local hostels.
I’m using both black tinted incandescent bulbs and black light bulbs that can be used for different moods. The black tinted incandescent bulb emits a natural ambient light. The black light bulb emits an ultraviolet radiation which is invisible to the human eye. By having the shape around the bulb fluorescent, the observable light will be the actual glow of the structure.
In the creative cellars of the picturesque town of Stryn, Norway (population 6750), the two local designers Simen Staalnacke and Peder Børresen, after years of global travels, international studies and nights of sizzling cocktails, gave birth to a concept soon to be known, worn, and adored; the Moods of Norway.
While the History Hall is bright (lit partially by daylight), its angled walls and ceilings feature steep diagonal pitches covered in LED fixtures that omit a red glow.
The supporting graphic language is energetic and colourful; geometric patterns which radiate and pulse giving an illusion of movement and energy to capture DT’s constant motion and progression. A core colour palette of bright primary colours and impactful typography move DT confidently forward into the future space they own.
Spaces are built to address a variety of workspace needs – small focus pods address the need for concentrative space, studios create open spaces for collaboration and meeting rooms come in both formal and informal typologies.
When Stuart asked me to design places for displaying the shoes he designs, I immediately thought of precious boxes wrapped up, “Christo style”, like gift boxes for his customers, with an uninterrupted ribbon that runs all along the space, creating paths on which the shoes trace vectors of desire.
Clean and minimalist, it incorporates swathes of the building’s existing concrete, paired with wooden panelling in a matching grey shade.
Since 1989, G-Star has been a denim pioneer – popularizing raw, untreated denim as a wearable and desirable material; introducing 3D design into denim construction; and originating the concept of ‘luxury denim’.
The storefront façade consists of large glass windows trimmed in polished mahogany and brass and creates a contemporary, yet luxurious presence. Black granite floor tiles are etched in gold with the distinguished ZILLI logo and help frame the entrance.