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 2 comments »

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 4 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.

Puma Turf skin-care design by Kristin Agnarsdottir

28 June 2011 by retail design blog No comments »

Students were instructed to conceptualize a cohesive skin-care line for an existing brand currently not on the skin-care market. Furthermore students were to be mindful of the chosen brand’s target-audience, presence and over-all aesthetics.

Carlo Pazolini Piazza Cordusio by Giorgio Borruso Design, Milan (A.R.E Awards)

27 June 2011 by retail design blog No comments »

This 4,155-square-foot flagship for the shoe retailer—its first in Western Europe—juxtaposes its modern design and historic building, capturing attention from its piazza exterior. A series of large windows faces the busy piazza, together with high ceilings and cast-iron columns.

Wenger: Maker of the Genuine Swiss Army Knife Boulder, Colo. by Gensler (A.R.E Awards)

27 June 2011 by retail design blog 3 comments »

A 15-by-9-foot woven wall sculpture of hand-cut logs of pine wrapped in twine is featured at the rear of the store. In addition, the entire collection of current knives is displayed along with the
Guinness Book of World Records’ World’s Largest Knife, creating a destination gathering space.

World Basketball Festival Display at NikeTown, New York

27 June 2011 by retail design blog 9 comments »

In promotion for this week’s inauguration of the first ever World Basketball Festival, Nike coordinated the momentous task in converting several key retail locations in New York City to the theme of the festival. This included NikeTown of New York, the flagship store of Nike. In keeping with original premise of the store as a faux basketball arena, Nike retail space designers re-imagined NikeTown to be an actual basketball arena.

Treis by Kundalini

27 June 2011 by retail design blog No comments »

The visual style is simple, but it summarizes multiple meanings. Industry and nature. Speed and tranquility. Organic sinuosity and technical rigour. Movement and harmony. Treis. Suspended Lamp. A project arising from the out-of-the box imagination of Benjamin Hubert. The main elements of inspiration were car headlights. Hubert employs their prismatic diffusers with an ultra contemporary decorative effect, that also calls to mind the open and natural logic of fractals.

Low maple table with glass leg from John Houshmand

27 June 2011 by retail design blog No comments »

John Houshmand, a company “dedicated to the eternity of trees”, have created an intriguing looking low table. Made from maple and glass, the furniture piece has a original organic look. Its asymmetry is truly charming and the the glass leg adds elegance.

MODULARI screen by Razortooth Design

27 June 2011 by retail design blog 3 comments »

MODULARI is a wide array of lacy cascading panels that can be used as room dividers, curtains, or anywhere you need a bit of a screen. Kiril Kirov of RazortoothDesign created a system of interlocking tiles that form expandable screens. A box of 18 Modulari Architect tiles makes a 31-by-62-inch partition that can be hung from the wall or the ceiling. The swirl, leaf and drop motifs are available in white, peach, avocado and black.

White Loom Pendant Lamps by Benjamin Hubert for Zero

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Benjamin Hubert has created the Loom pendant lamps for the Swedish manufacturer Zero. Loom is a collection of organic textiles pendant lamp utilizing the new 3d woven polyester material designed by Benjamin Hubert for Zero Swedish manufacturer.

Concepts x Nike SB Dunk Blue Lobster by Creative Pilot

27 June 2011 by retail design blog No comments »

This time around, it’s dangerous! The “Blue Lobster” is a dangerous sub-breed of violent crustaceans that have been wrecking havoc on the otherwise tranquil waters of New England. Priced at $250.00 usd, the actual Blue Lobster sneaker will be bagged, tagged and sealed in a HAZMAT foam container.

LEE “kansai” Flagship Osaka

26 June 2011 by retail design blog No comments »

Opening of the first flagship “kansai” of the denim brand LEE at Osaka Japan .

Hugo Boss Orange concept store, Shanghai

26 June 2011 by retail design blog No comments »

Instore graphics for the Hugo Boss Orange Concept Store Shanghai. Themed under “Good old Germany…”, an over 19.68 feet high fantasy tree was illustrated and screen printed. Wooden carvings and golden motives decorate the changing rooms. A traditional rubber stamp set consisting of 10 German sing and forest birds in life-size has also been produced to cover walls and furniture by hand.

Adidas Y-3 store, Beijing

25 June 2011 by retail design blog No comments »

Last Friday, the high-end and entirely awesome Y-3 branch of adidas opened its fifth freestanding location in Beijing, setting up shop at Shin Kong Place and offering a full assortment of the Yohji Yamamoto designed Fall line.

Nudie Pop-Up Shop in Deli, Seattle

25 June 2011 by retail design blog No comments »

Nudie recently did a pop-up shop in Seattle, Washington at Deli Seattle. Inside the shop, was the theme “Meat Locker.” The interior was kept minimal, just like an actual meat locker. There were chains, steel tables, and concrete floor. There were also some unique detail that was placed on the floor, a painting of dripping blood going down a drain.

Dior Flagship Store by Peter Marino, New York

25 June 2011 by retail design blog No comments »

Architect Peter Marino, go-to designer for luxury retail, is behind Christian Dior’s new look. The fashion brand recently unveiled its New York flagship on East 57th Street, a store whose decor pays homage to Dior’s boutique on Avenue Montaigne in Paris, but with a New York twist.

Villa Moda by Marcel Wanders, Bahrain

24 June 2011 by retail design blog 1 comment »

Villa Moda, has opened its seventh luxury fashion emporium, a 1050 m² space in a new ultra luxury shopping mall, the Moda Mall in Bahrain, in 2009. Villa Moda Bahrain features staggeringly innovative and fantastical designs by Dutch design maverick Marcel Wanders. Situated in a prime central location with views over the sea, the store sits alongside luxury brands such as Louis Vuitton, Hermes, Bottega Veneta, Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci and Fendi.