MOODs Eco Hotel, Prague

16 June 2011 by retail design blog 2 comments »

Settled within a quiet side street just a few steps away from Prague’s city center, the MOODs hotel is a gorgeous, high-tech and eco-friendly boutique accommodation, designed by a team of Czech architects led by Vladimir Žák and Roman Vrtiška. This posh retreat has transformed the hotel scene in the historic capital, offering unparalleled service and luxurious comfort to its visitors. Situated in a refurbished building was once a bank, the hotel opened its doors just two years ago with stunning interiors built from fast growing bamboo, recycled-wood floors and it even features a luscious living wall at the entrance made entirely out of moss.

Transparent Furniture Collection by Tokujin Yoshioka

16 June 2011 by retail design blog 1 comment »

Japanese creative designer Tokujin Yoshioka has presented the modern transparent furniture collection that is almost invisible. Look at the images! These transparent furniture designs are called the Invisibles Light. This modern transparent furniture collection is the series of acrylic furniture designed by Tokujin Yoshioka for Italian brand Kartell.

Jewelry packaging Klotz by Gerlinde Gruber

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This packaging is made of six identical wooden cubes (nutwood, oiled). A leathern hinge provides the opening function, a paper loop used as closure (a logo can easily be printed on it). KLOTZ is not only for protecting the jewelry, also for presenting it!

Bench of Nails

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A bed of nails conjures mental images of extreme asceticism, potential pain and times past. This bench of nails inverts that association with a smooth, curved and rippled surface for comfortable seating and an extremely contemporary look that shifts and changes from each angle of view.

Brooks Running PureProject Launch Kit by CO Design

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“CO Design Agents collaborated with agency The Great Society on branding and packaging PureProject, a new line of Brooks Running shoes. The PureProject line features four distinct models with varying levels of minimal cushioning for a more propriocentric running experience. CO designed a complete ID system, as well as this stunning Launch Kit to entice and intrigue key retailers.”

Skygarden Lamp by Marcel Wanders

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Dutch designer Marcel Wanders created this pendant lamp to transport the detail of an antique decorated plaster ceiling from one house to the next. Wanders nicknamed the relief Skygarden and was struck by how it beautiful it looked, even under artificial light. When he had to move from that house, he designed this lamp to take Skygarden with him.

Kirk Originals Eyewear – London Flagship

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London-based Campaign designed the pared-down, dramatic retail environment of the 66 square-meter boutique. The black-and-white color palette, only one eyewear wall with 187 “heads” for frames, and practically no furnishings ensure that customers will focus on the eyewear, not the trappings. Eye examinations and fitting take place in the basement, away from the main display space. Large graphics of winking eyes in the window speak the same, clear language leaving no doubt about what they sell.

Filaments Lamps by Scott, Rich & Victoria

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“Filaments Lamps” is a contemporary lamp created by designers from the UK Scott, Rich & Victoria. This is a contemporary re-interpretation of the carbon filament lighting handmade from the mid-nineteenth century. This is a whole product as opposed to only Plumen bulb? It seems possible to ‘filaments’ in lights is not limited.

Jewelry Mayrhofer by Xarchitekten, Linz

15 June 2011 by retail design blog 1 comment »

Interesting interior designed by xarchitekten from Austria, they create a shop for jewelry shop that simulate the feeling of exploring the treasure chests. The most interesting trends in the design of shops are concerned with the coherence of the products and their environment – thus the space in which they are presented.

Lucien Pellat-Finet Shinsaibashi by Kengo Kuma, Osaka

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Influenced by the organic patterns found in plants, Kengo Kuma has created this shop and café in Tokyo for fashion designer Lucien Pellat-Finet. In his design, Kuma uses a honeycomb structure comprised of Lauan-made plywood to envelope the space. This three-dimensional structure ingeniously serves as the retail display system used throughout the shop; with the natural warmth of wood complementing a fashion line notorious for its assemblage of iconic cashmere sweaters.

Babol lighting series by deMajo

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This new Lighting Fixtures, Babol lighting series was designed by deMajo. The Babol lighting series features dreamy clusters of glowing “bubbles” in a line of pendant, wall-mounted and tabletop lamp designs. These coordinating lighting fixtures come in a variety of sizes to suit any space and function, all made of glossy white glass.

Louis Vuitton flagship store window, Zurich

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Louis Vuitton flagship store window in Zurich

Coat Check Chair by Continuum

15 June 2011 by retail design blog 1 comment »

Coat Check is a chair design that seeks to encourage people to hang their coats up properly. The design simply appropriates the plastic hangers and the steel bar from a standard closet and creates a chair from those elements.

Hugo Boss packaging by Joe Doucet

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When Hugo Boss asked us to reinvent their body wear packaging system, we knew the challenge ahead. The category is a “sea of sameness,” restricted by the cost implications of showing a model’s
face across the volume inherent in body wear.

Light Wave by Till Grosch

15 June 2011 by retail design blog 1 comment »

The Light Wave is a communal lighting object that is made from modules of 50 x 50cm which can be combined in various pixel-type configurations into a bigger composition. Each module is designed in such a way that the curved outlines create a 3D shape that allows endless addition of modules – creating together a fluent movement of convex/concave shapes.

HUGO x Karim Rashid

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HUGO, the younger and edgier collection from Hugo Boss, has worked with designer Karim Rashid on a limited edition perfume bottle. The HUGO perfume was released in 1995 and comes now in the new Rashid bottle, which is limited to 1000 pieces worldwide.

Hugo Boss socks packaging by Sabotage PKG

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London-based Sabotage PKG has created the packaging for the latest addition to the Hugo Boss Orange range, the Fit Plus Liner fashion sock. This collection is considered as a fashion rather than a sports accessory and the packaging design is aimed at showing the consumer the sock is engineered to stay fitted to the foot rather than slip into the shoe.

Louis Vuitton Store by Peter Marino, London Bond Street

14 June 2011 by retail design blog No comments »

It has been the talk of the town all week, so you can imagine how excited the Publisher and I were when we got our invites to a sneak peak of the new Peter Marino designed Louis Vuitton maison on Bond Street. The new 1,500 sq m premises, compromises of the old LV and old Donna Karan store on bond street, which all makes the new maison the largest brand store in London, as well as the most expensive (£30 million).

Adidas Y-3 Flagship Store, Milan

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Located on Via De Cristoforis, the two-floor store in the heart of Milan is 200 square meters big, with a more minimal and chic look than the dark and edgy Y-3 stores seen in other locales. The space features warehouse-style inspiratoin, with a white resin floor, steel shelves and stands, and furniture made from bolted iron. A dramatic spiral staircase can be found in the center of the showroom.

Maison Hermes Window Display by Tokujin Yoshioka, Tokyo

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Maison Hermes in Japan is experimenting with a shop front window art installation designed by Tokujin Yoshioka and produced by Satoshi Asakawa. Each window shows a Hermès scarf apparently being blown about by the breath of a Japanese actress. The illusion is achieved by venting air from a small hole in the wall near the mouth in the printed image.