New York and Beijing designers Elevation Workshop have completed the interior of a clothing store in Beijing, China. Called SongMax, the interior contains raised platforms arranged in an L-shape with dark grey walkways cutting between them. The designers wanted this division of space to simultaneously evoke a walk-in cupboard, catwalk and stage. Two red rails span three walls of the shop.
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.
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.
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.
Molo, based in Vancouver, Canada, is a collaborative design and production studio led by Stephanie Forsythe, Todd MacAllen and Robert Pasut.
Heath Nash’s delicate work demonstrates the possibility of taking reused discarded plastic to a sophisticated level.
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.
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.
Japanese designers Case-Real, headed by Koichi Futatsumata, have completed a boutique interior in Fukuoka, Japan, with a curved wall dividing the space.
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.
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
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.
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.