Book and Coffeeshop by MYCC, Madrid

13 May 2011 by retail design blog No comments »

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.

Aqua Creations Lighting Design

13 May 2011 by retail design blog 1 comment »

Aqua Creations is a design studio that creates various artistic design of lighting and furniture design. Their designs are perfect for cultural theme places like studios and theaters. They have a very sophisticated designs that will surely delight every eyes can see.

Change it! wall concept by Amirkhan Abdurakhmanov

13 May 2011 by retail design blog No comments »

Change It! wall concept uses a prism system to provide flexibility allowing the user to transform the style of a space with the flick of a wrist. The interior wall has numerous combinations, adapting to provide
either a subtle wall or an art piece. This design, by Amirkhan Abdurakhmanov, will be in production soon.

Shinsegae Chungcheong store by CBX, Cheonan

13 May 2011 by retail design blog No comments »

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.

folding A-part by Mika Barr

12 May 2011 by retail design blog No comments »

‘folding A-part’ is a project that deals with print as an outline to fabric’s structure. An exploration and research performed by israeli-based Mika Barr, the development is a series of textiles that fold, fracture and turn in three-dimensional ways, derived from a flat printed pattern.

Eco-Friendly Lamp by Knoend

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Studio Knoend has designed the unique lamp with eco-friendly fixture. When assembled, the lamp has the shade for the light bulb which is the packaging itself. In this package, including the fixture is a one-step, ready-to-use solution, which includes a standard electric cord; a 7w energy efficient CFL bulb and hemp twine for assembly. The lamp has 10? x 11? x 10? measurement which can be put as a pendant or table lamp.

l’Eclaireur shop by Saq, Paris

12 May 2011 by retail design blog No comments »

‘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’.

Starrynight LED solar powered light

11 May 2011 by retail design blog 1 comment »

Starrynight is a combined light and nightlight that recreates the starry night sky while using energy efficiently. For thousands of years, people have been fascinated by the stars in the sky. Twinkling lights and the changeable appearance of stars attracts us. Similarly, people enjoy looking at satellite photographs of cities at night. The main purpose of the Starrynight light is to recreate the fascinating starry night sky and to use energy efficiently.

Puma House by Nendo, Tokyo

11 May 2011 by retail design blog 2 comments »

Designers Nendo of Japan have completed the interior of a showroom in Tokyo for sneaker brand Puma with shoes displayed on a series of timber staircases.

Jewellery Shop Design of Bunda Boutique by Snell Architects, Sydney

11 May 2011 by retail design blog No comments »

Luxury and beautiful retail jewellery shop interior design to showcasing a vast array of exceptional jewelry and gemstones. Designed by Australia based designer in Sydney and Newcastle, Snell Architects, the retail jewellery shop interior design of Bunda Boutique is represent the Bunda itself as a premier Australian luxury jewelry brand of international renown, which offering an unrivalled collection of fine jewellery.

Selfridges Windows: Hit Songs in 3D

10 May 2011 by retail design blog No comments »

To mark the beginning of the summer festival season, Selfridges have collaborated with ten current musicians and asked them to visualise their hit songs in 3 dimensions. It’s amazing to what lengths some of the artists have gone. My favourite is probably the Empire of the Sun – window, because I love their song so much. Knowing the songs is a key to understanding what the windows are all about, hence I’m putting links up so you can listen to the songs.

Tang Palace by FCJC, Hangzhou

10 May 2011 by retail design blog No comments »

Beijing-based design firm FCJC used a limited pallet of bamboo to transform an ordinary space into a stunning contemporary restaurant. The interior of the Tang Palace is enclosed by a flowing grid of bamboo strands that bring the 9 meter-tall room down to human scale and conceal the private dining rooms hung above. Structural elements like concrete column and block walls are made light by the parametric lattice, which was gently sourced and fastidiously erected.

Formboard top pine facade system by BRUAG

10 May 2011 by retail design blog 1 comment »

Perforated Formboard top pine is a shading element with individual design options that has been developed to enhance the play of colours and shapes in the interior of buildings with glass facades.
The carrier board is resistent to the weather and can be perforated with individually designed patterns.

Richard Sweeney – Paper Sculptures

10 May 2011 by retail design blog No comments »

Richard Sweeney, a 22 year old British artist/designer has recently won the New Designers DKNY Award for his extraordinarily beautiful paper sculptures. Made from repeated elements of folded paper Sweeney’s creations combine clean lines and minimalist white paper with extremely complex decorative forms.

The Hemp Chair by Werner Aisslinger

10 May 2011 by retail design blog 2 comments »

Natural fiber composite meets design at Ventura Lambrate’s ‘Poetry Happens’ exhibition. Berlin-based designer/architect Werner Aisslinger, designed Hemp Chair the first monobloc chair designed using natural fibers that have been molded under heat using a special eco-friendly resin, resulting in a sustainable composite material. The project is supported and is in cooperation with the German chemical company BASF. Previewed at Milan Design Week 2011, the chair features a very complex design with soft curves and a visually captivating horizontal and vertical wing structure.

Hermes Boutique by RDAI, Paris

08 May 2011 by retail design blog 2 comments »

Hermès never disappoints. The luxury brand has opened its first Paris boutique on the Left Bank in the city’s chic St.-Germain-des-Prés neighborhood. Designed by the French architecture firm RDAI—which has been responsible for creating all of Hermès’s stores worldwide—the stunning new shop is built on the site of a former swimming pool that dates from the 1930s.

Opticshop by Darch , Kifissia

06 May 2011 by retail design blog No comments »

Transparency, semi-transparency, opaque and reflection are the main design characteristics incorporated in the design of the Laskaris Optics shop. The inspiration was drawn from the nature of the eye. These characteristics are spaciously represented by the use of curved forms and curvilinear shapes in the design of objects as tables, service counters and display cases.

North Tiles by Kvadrat

05 May 2011 by retail design blog No comments »

Originally conceived for our Stockholm showroom by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, these textile walls are constructed with individual foam fabric tiles which connect together using an ingenious folding system. The North Tiles system showcase the multiple textures and materials from Kvadrat’s collection. It allows for a great deal of flexibility with an infinite degree of permutations. Moreover, the simple assembly allows the walls to be easily reconfigured.

Eco-Felt Buzziskin 3D Tiles the Revolution of Tiles

05 May 2011 by retail design blog No comments »

Beside 3D movies, 3D cell phones, 3D displays, there were 3D tiles now. The visually pulsating Buzziskin 3D Tiles were not only eco-friendly but also found to revolutionize how to look at tiles. A cacophonous combination of textures, shapes and colors, the tile design were consisted of eco-felt, or a 100% recycled PET material.

Fairwood Buddies Café

04 May 2011 by retail design blog 1 comment »

Fast food restaurant design was no challenge for Hong Kong-based designer Danny Chan, the former chief interior designer of Steve Leung Designers Ltd., and John Chan Design Ltd. Danny Chan has contributed to the trendy and fashionable re-branding of Maxim’s Fast Food and designed many outlets in the Fairwood franchise; today, Chan is the director to his own entrepreneurial quest, Beige Design. Commissioned to design a branch of the Fairwood Buddies Café in the Citygate mall in Tong Chong, conveniently located at the end of the ‘fast track’, the fast food restaurant takes a refreshing scoop of design and an interesting approach where the space is filled up with geometric hexagonal shapes!