Diesel Nature Factory, Tokyo

13 April 2011 by retail design blog No comments »

Makoto Tanijiri of Hiroshima architects Suppose Design Office has completed an installation at the Diesel Denim Gallery Aoyama in Tokyo, Japan. Called Nature Factory, the installation uses plastic plumbing pipes and joints to create a series of tree-like forms inside the store.

Mykita, Berlin

12 April 2011 by retail design blog No comments »


Harald Gottschling, Daniel Haffmans, Philipp Haffmans and Moritz Krueger founded the Mykita brand in 2003. The firm started designing and producing out of a former daycare centre (which are locally known as ‘kita’s’) in Berlin. Mykita eyewear collections are characterized by the firm’s ongoing search for intelligent technical solutions, as well as its creative use of modern materials and its experience in eyewear design. All frames are handmade in the berlin workshop and distributed throughout the world to high-end opticians, boutiques and department stores.

Corneliani, London

12 April 2011 by retail design blog No comments »


In the premises of a historical tailor’s shop in the heart of London, where the ment operation was conditioned by the tight building regulations, the new sales this leading Italian clothiers adopts a set of carefully gauged criteria that respect ing features while also addressing the various functional requirements and Irnmunication needs.

Softwall and softblock modular system

07 April 2011 by retail design blog No comments »

Molo, based in Vancouver, Canada, is a collaborative design and production studio led by Stephanie Forsythe, Todd MacAllen and Robert Pasut.

Other People’s Rubbish

07 April 2011 by retail design blog No comments »

Heath Nash’s delicate work demonstrates the possibility of taking reused discarded plastic to a sophisticated level.

Dsquared2, Milan

05 April 2011 by retail design blog No comments »


The upbeat contemporary spirit and Canadian ancestry of the Dsquared2 brand are cogently expressed in this new flagship store in downtown Milan, which presents a theme-oriented project of great originality that draws on movie imagery to bring into play an astonishing variety of visual ideas.

Dr. Martens, London

04 April 2011 by retail design blog No comments »


Originally standard-issue for the working man, Dr. Martens became the counterculture boot of choice. Clearly articulating that transformation is the brand’s London pop-up shop, which materialized for a six-month run at Old Spitalfields Market.

DOUBLE OO ‘09, Fukuoka

31 March 2011 by retail design blog No comments »

Japanese designers Case-Real, headed by Koichi Futatsumata, have completed a boutique interior in Fukuoka, Japan, with a curved wall dividing the space.

Asobio Channel One by Nendo, Shanghai

30 March 2011 by retail design blog No comments »


Fashion brand asobio’s first storefront shop designed by nendo, consists of a spacious
bi-level interior with a generous opening.

Camper, Paris

28 March 2011 by retail design blog No comments »

French designers Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec have sent us some new images of the store they recently completed in Paris for shoe brand Camper.

Camper Store by Tokujin Yoshioka, London – UK

25 March 2011 by retail design blog No comments »

A new store for shoe brand Camper designed by Tokujin Yoshioka will open in Regent Street, London later this month. The store will feature a wall covered in folded artificial red suede, a development of an installation Yoshioka created for Italian funiture brand Moroso in New York in 2007, which used folded tissue. The chairs shown here, which also use the tissue technique, are Yoshioka’s Bouquet chair for Moroso.

Thermo-Pad

24 March 2011 by retail design blog No comments »

A sodium-acetate solution and a small metal disc enclosed in a pouch of flexible PVC —the user flexes the disc, and the pouch releases instant heat (54°C).The technology is simple.The substance inside the pouch, which has a freezing

Thalweg

24 March 2011 by retail design blog No comments »


A successful marriage of artisanal furniture making and the precision of digital tools gives flat wood surfaces a sculptural dimension.

Synthetix

24 March 2011 by retail design blog No comments »


As a manufacturer specializing in new plastic fabrics, foams and gels, Synthetix and its various consultants focus on materials well suited to the needs of architects and designers.

Supracor / Stimulite Honeycomb

24 March 2011 by retail design blog No comments »


In the past, honeycomb structures have been used primarily to create strong, lightweight products. Supracor aerospace honeycomb, made from thermoplastic elastomers, has a soft, flexible feel that makes it intriguing and fun.

Riverstone

24 March 2011 by retail design blog No comments »


Riverstone panels are composed of graded river-bed pebbles encased in a transparent, polymerized resin.

Optic Mesh

24 March 2011 by retail design blog No comments »


Optic mesh is a translucent woven material that combines plastic with light-diffusing glass fibres and stranded stainless-steel wire.

Nanogel

24 March 2011 by retail design blog No comments »


Nanogel, also known as Blue Smoke, is a feather-light silicon aerogel.This solid, translucent, blue-tinged substance is 97% vacuum and 3% amorphous silicon. Initial, highly specialized applications limited the product mainly to the aerospace industry.

MetalTextile

24 March 2011 by retail design blog No comments »


These top-quality woven textiles feature metallic yarns containing stainless-steel, copper, enamelled copper, bronze, tin, gold and so forth — interwoven with yarns of silicone, linen, wool and other fibres.