Van’s OFF THE WALL!

30 June 2011 by retail design blog No comments »

Bellevue Square Van’s store is displaying the classic and the current sneakers! I personally like the way they do the window display.

Hand-Crafted Stone Tiles by Design Stone Research

30 June 2011 by retail design blog No comments »

The Hand Crafted Stone Tiles can be used in exterior and interior wall installations for residential and commercial projects. Beautiful effects can be achieved by lighting the textured walls. No two pieces are exactly alike. The surface is completely hand-crafted. Stone is a natural product and any variation is related to its quality. It is possible to have variations in shading, composition, veining and colour.

Coral lamp by Pallucco

30 June 2011 by retail design blog No comments »

Coral is a range of lights with a uniquely shaped modular element which is reminiscent of a branch of coral and is produced in injection moulded polycarbonate. “We wanted to create a light that was both visibly rich and articulated, starting from a very simple module.

Sprig lamp by Victor Vetterlein

30 June 2011 by retail design blog No comments »

The Sprig lamp design is inspired by the fresh growth of plants. A single Sprig lamp makes a pendant light, while multiple Sprig lamps combined build a floor lamp or a chandelier.

Do hit chair by Marijn van der Poll for Droog

30 June 2011 by retail design blog No comments »

With the hammer provided and your own resources you shape the metal box into whatever you choose it to be. After a few minutes or hours of hard work you become the co-designer of Do hit.
If you want, you can buy it with van der Poll’s design too.

Bell by Burdfifilek, Toronto (A.R.E Awards)

29 June 2011 by retail design blog No comments »

Rejuvenating the retail environment of one of Canada’s largest telecommunications service providers, designers created a store that reflects the approachable, clean line of the company brand. An oversized backlit Bell logo along the length of the store provides an instant visual connection to the brand.

My.Suit by UnSPACE, New York City (A.R.E Awards)

29 June 2011 by retail design blog No comments »

Less is more in this men’s suit retailer, which offers a 3,000-square-foot space for men to enjoy custom designing their own suit, a tangible representation of their web shopping experience. Suits are visually displayed without looking busy, suit fabrics on hand to touch and feel are held by magnets, and fixtures have integrated projectors and monitors for the interactive suitbuilding process.

Osorom by Konstantin Grcic for Moroso

29 June 2011 by retail design blog No comments »

The circular seating system by Konstantin Grcic is a skilful combination of emptiness and lightness. An environmental sculpture which boasts airiness wherever placed; its frame, a combination of fibreglass and resin, conveys an idea of visual transparency.

Artecnica Phrena lamp by Karl Zahn

29 June 2011 by retail design blog No comments »

Upon manipulation this perfectly flat light fixture transforms into a beautiful 3-D shade. Created from the “simplicity of opening a book, the pages of this light work together to create perfect symmetry.” Artecnicas use of white tyvek once again creates a glow and adds warmth to any environment. Can be configured for up-lighting or down-lighting distribution.

Gulp by Tim Fishlock

29 June 2011 by retail design blog No comments »

Gulp is three thousand translucent drinking straws interwoven to form a dense, spherical lampshade. Made from one continuous length of interconnected straws, you could – if you possessed Dyson-like suction – put one end in a drink and gulp it down through the other. Each piece takes seven days to make and is made to order.

The Hustler redesign by Joy Lin

29 June 2011 by retail design blog No comments »

Today, Hustler has a reputation for being one of the most explicit companies in the sex industry. It is viewed by many as hardcore and freaky, which greatly narrows Hustler’s audience. While competitors like Penthouse and Pleasure Chest have shifted to clean and modern looks, Hustler still holds onto its blatantly raunchy brand.

Octium jewelry store design by Jaime Hayon, Kuwait

28 June 2011 by retail design blog 1 comment »

Octium, a new concept jewelry shop, opened its doors in October 2009. Located in 360º mall in Kuwait, Octium presents the work of various exclusive jewelry designers from around the globe. Hayon’s design offers an innovative approach to the interior.

Flight Club Greenwich Village, New York City (A.R.E Awards)

28 June 2011 by retail design blog No comments »

A mecca for sneaker collectors and urban fashion, Flight Club’s clean, authentic urban store references urban recreational spaces like basketball courts, handball courts, and playgrounds, as well as spaces that skaters and bikers use. The existing space was stripped down to its structural elements, which came to be the backdrop.

7 For All Mankind Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica Calif. (A.R.E Awards)

28 June 2011 by retail design blog No comments »

Taking an existing store into its second generation, designers drew strengths from the first store, such as the use of marble, to create a high-end appeal and incorporated new elements for a fresh, updated look that better represents the brand’s men’s and women’s apparel.

Nespresso: Coffee Capsuled “EGER” Karl Johan, Oslo, Norway (A.R.E Awards)

28 June 2011 by retail design blog 1 comment »

Thinking outside the box, Nespresso’s coffee capsules were combined with the fall fashion trends of 2010 in a display of prˆt-a-porter fashion. Taking the colorful capsules used to hold Nespresso’s product, about 4,000 capsules, and following the styling by well-known fashion designers that appear in the mall merchandise, designers turn their own cotton canvas into a fashionable gown and bowtie.

Gucci flagship store 5th Avenue, New York

28 June 2011 by retail design blog No comments »

A towering glass edifice in the heart of Manhattan, Gucci’s newest New York store is a grand architectural endeavour that has become a global shopping destination. Situated at 725 5th Avenue, the store covers an area of 46,000 square feet gross that spans three spacious, warm, light-infused floors. Impressive in both size and scope, this new flagship is the world’s largest Gucci store. It is a true original within the Italian luxury brand’s expansive retail network.

Plera pendant lamp by DZstudio

28 June 2011 by retail design blog 1 comment »

The idea was to realize a small suspension lamp which could express minimalism but with the soft touch of the wood in opposition to the cold touch of porcelain. The inversion of a simple shape like that one of a funnel creates a really simple lamp, where the wood gives the last friendly touch in contrast to the elegant and classic appearance of the porcelain.

Lost in sofa armchair by Daisuke Motogi

28 June 2011 by retail design blog No comments »

This comfy armchair design comes from Japanese architect Daisuke Motogi and is called “Lost in Sofa”. As its unusual name suggests, the chair has the ability to “lose” objects. Meaning that it allows its users to insert various items into it, such as notebooks, phones or the remote control, up to the point when one can not see them anymore.

Icaro from Modoluce

28 June 2011 by retail design blog No comments »

Table or swinging lamp composed by many sunburst steel wires of wing’s shape, welded in the center. His name, Icaro, is a clear reference to the daredevil that challenge to the nature with his wings made of feathers and wax: the lamp Icaro, is in fact light and heavy in the same time, the steel wires seem a kind of cage from which the light filters in a neat and easy way.

Wooden wall by Wonderwall Studios

28 June 2011 by retail design blog 3 comments »

Wonderwall Studios uses natural materials, real and authentic. The wall is constructed using separate tiles. These tiles are shaped in a way that, after mounting, no connection lines will be visible. Wonderall Studios designs can be used for multiple purposes, wall panelling, furniture design, ceilings etc. Naturally the wooden wall is great for acoustics. Current collection consists of three designs: Brooklyn, Parker and Wheels.