Vans Store at Covent Garden, London

04 July 2011 by retail design blog No comments »

Here are the inside views of the new Vans Store located at Covent Garden in London. Measuring to 160 square metres, the new store at 3 Earlham Street stocks fully comprehensive range of footwear and apparel products. Much more, the store features the Vans Waffle shoe wall, checkerboard decals, and just about every other notable visual reminder of the Vans trademark.

85 Lamps by Droog

04 July 2011 by retail design blog No comments »

This lamp uses only what is necessary to create light: bulbs, wires, connectors. By multiplying these essential elements an opulent chandelier is created. Less and more are united in a single product.

Architextile by Studio Aleksandra Gaca

04 July 2011 by retail design blog No comments »

‘Architextile’ is the next step of Aleksandra in her search for three-dimensional weave structures. In this newest collection she experiments with contracts. Opposing materials such as wool and metal, mat and glossy are combined to emphasize the dynamic of contrasts such as high-tech with natural, technical with handicraft.

Ripples Outdoor bench by HORM

04 July 2011 by retail design blog 1 comment »

Winner of the Compasso d’Oro in 2004, the Ripples bench designed by Toyo Ito here takes on a new look to become an outdoor bench, thanks to the use of Okumé wood. An already iconic object which, moulded with masterful craftsmanship, transmits Toyo Ito’s delicate poetry.

Louis Vuitton – Ostrich Windows, Bond Street New York

04 July 2011 by retail design blog 1 comment »

I often look to fashion and especially window displays for inspiration. One of the best that I have seen of late has been the Louis Vuitton store on Bond Street. Designed by the Paris Creative Team and Chameleon, the hand crafted ostriches with sculpted faces and gold plated legs display the most luxurious bags in such a stylish and chic way.

Tube Top lamps by Pablo Designs

04 July 2011 by retail design blog No comments »

Tube Top 14 is now available in 6 vibrant colors. Combined with a luminous white mesh fabric, the resulting color combination is magical and fully dimmable. Perfect for any toddler’s room or the child in you. Mix and match them for the ultimate in color layering.

DIOR, burned wood chic concept by Dzmitry Samal

04 July 2011 by retail design blog 1 comment »

“DIOR, burned wood chic”, The concept bottle of men’s fragrance for Dior, realized with using of semi-burned wood, covered with resin to protect and to boost structure. The combination between the texture of burned wood, shinny metal and transparency of the glass create very rich and unexpectable mix, which underline the value and positioning of the brand.

ESPRIT Flagship Store by J. Tucci, New York

03 July 2011 by retail design blog No comments »

The complex retail build-out included the construction of 18,000 square feet of sales floor in a three-story retail building, including a finished basement and two full floors on the first and second levels. The project design, required a compressed work schedule and a series of logistical issues that impacted the project schedule, including an alteration of the building to allow for a unique high-design staircase, a focal point of the modern store design.

GAS flagship store, Berlin

03 July 2011 by retail design blog No comments »

Designed for the most representative GAS locations, it’s a concept of “sartorial” architecture, based on maximizing the uniqueness and spirit of the space itself and aimed at creating synergy with the brand through the use of its distinctive elements. The existing space has been refurbished valorising the original architectural structure, using a range of reclaimed materials and objects that have been taken out of their original context and injected with new and original meaning.

Qi Urban Lobby Wellness Centre by Manada, Mexico City

03 July 2011 by retail design blog No comments »

Mexican architectural firm manadaº has recently completed the Qi Urban Lobby, it was designed to archive a harmony and balance sense to new wellness centre in Mexico City.

William Rast Global Retail Rollout

03 July 2011 by retail design blog No comments »

William Rast, the premium denim and contemporary sportswear brand, cofounded by Justin Timberlake and his friend Trace Ayala, unveiled its fusion of a Hollywood lifestyle with Tennessee roots in three California stores that opened Nov. 1, heralding the launch of 40 to 50 units by 2012.

Diesel concept store, Tokyo Shibuya

02 July 2011 by retail design blog No comments »

Diesel concept store, Tokyo Shibuya

Ann Demeulemeester Shop by Mass Studies, Seoul

01 July 2011 by retail design blog No comments »

The site is located in an alley, at a block’s distance from Dosandae-ro – a busy thoroughfare in Seoul’s Gangnam district – in close proximity to Dosan Park. Primarily residential in the past, the neighborhood is undergoing a rapid transformation into an upscale commercial district full of shops and restaurants.

Donato Salon + Spa Shops at Don Mills, Toronto (A.R.E Awards)

01 July 2011 by retail design blog No comments »

Striving to create a luxurious, modern space with a touch of majesty, designers created a boutique experience in Donato’s flagship location. The salon’s reception area features a marble reception desk and shaded chandeliers reflecting from a backdrop mirror set in black matte wall detailed with moulding.

Eyewear from the Beginning to the Future, Grand Central Terminal, New York City (A.R.E Awards)

01 July 2011 by retail design blog No comments »

Designers of this unique eyewear display set up to rethink the glass display case “as a fractured but still iconic and representative model of movement and connection in urban spaces.” A large, abstracted convex glass lens was cut by a series of vectors connecting various architectural and programmatic elements in Vanderbilt Hall.

Jean Prouve by G-Star RAW Exhibition

01 July 2011 by retail design blog 1 comment »

The designs of French designer and artisan Jean Prouve will be in display in a new exhibition that opened today in Germany. Consisting of several furniture designs, the collection comes from Jean Prouve’s recent collaboration with furniture company Vitra.

Betty Barclay CHIC design by Interbrand Hamburg

01 July 2011 by retail design blog No comments »

As one of the leading international ladies wear companies, the Betty Barclay brand stands for high quality, modernity, superiority and authority – a lifestyle that combines business and pleasure. These characteristics are reflected in the brand and packaging design created for the new Betty Barclay fragrance.

Nomination by Studio 63, Venice

01 July 2011 by retail design blog No comments »

Italy-based Studio 63 Architecture + Design recently has completed Nomination Venice interior project in Venice Italy. Nomination stores have been opened in Vienna, Shanghai, Beijing Hanover and next opening in Milan.

QUIN MGX lamp

01 July 2011 by retail design blog No comments »

Transform any space with the mystical Quin.MGX lamp, created so that our eyes are lead along many swooping paths of light, from triangles to pentagons and back again. Whether suspended above a bed or resting on the sidebar in a living room, the Quin.MGX will captivate people’s imagination and leave them transfixed.

Nike Vapor Strobe Eyewear by James Owen

01 July 2011 by retail design blog No comments »

James Owen Design and Nike teamed up to create fresh new packaging and eyewear cases for the Nike Vapor Strobe Eyewear product. We love the continuity of the design from the product design, the case, and the packaging design, the used of the green and black on every element (even a tiny hint of it on the case).