Posts Tagged ‘Nick Leith-Smith’

Manolo Blahnik store at Ginza 6 by Nick Leith-Smith, Tokyo – Japan

May 4th, 2017

The focal element is a timber installation, inspired by the infamous Japanese timber contruction and joinery but realized here in crisscrossed folded wooden slats.

Manolo Blahnik store by Nick Leith-Smith, Doha – Qatar

March 10th, 2017

An evolution of the Dubai flagship, an elaborate white hardwood screen, is hand-carved in a tessellated stone coral pattern paying homage to the mathematical complexity and intricacy of Islamic architectural detailing. A careful curation of shoes are tantalising figures against the intricate geometric canvas which unrolls against the back wall.

Manolo Blahnik store by Nick Leith-Smith, Moscow – Russia

December 14th, 2016



Through the tantalising gaps in the floral inspired Corian façade, glimpses of a discreet and restrained chamber can be gathered. The forest like verticality of the timber cladding and geometric step detail framing the mirrors provide contrast to the whimsical Corian.

Manolo Blahnik store by Nick Leith-Smith, Kuala Lumpur

December 3rd, 2016



Transforming a traditional material used in furniture making and artisan scaffolding, Leith-Smith uses a forest of bamboo as the central motif for the space.

Manolo Blahnik store by Nick Leith-Smith, Tokyo – Japan

October 17th, 2016

The focal element is an impressive installation, typical of timber and bamboo scaffold structures but realized here in crisscrossed folded wooden slats. Interlacing they connect walls and
ceilings, imperceptibly supporting shelves and acting as hangers.

Manolo Blahnik Store by Nick Leith-Smith, London – UK

July 9th, 2015



What a sweet confection of color, whimsy, and exquisite footwear! Nick Leith-Smith Architecture + Design had the, I am certain, distinct pleasure of working with Manolo Blahnik, once again, to design his boutique within Harrods.