Folding screens date back to the Han dynasty of ancient China, but Prada makes particular reference to a painting from an original 18th century Chinese screen. The painting has been reinterpreted and modernized with a contemporary palette representative of the brand, its floral designs – a classic motif for spring – highlighted with stencilling in white and turquoise.
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The facade is broken down into into a dozen vertical strips, like ribbons. Each strip supports several facets, alternately orientated upwards or downwards, as if folded. In the central area, these great pleats are made of glass and covered in regularly spaced LED modules, forming a large, animated grid.
For Nuun’s first showroom, the company’s art director and founder Nourah Al Faisal called on Brunoir to deliver a space that embraces the jewellery brand’s Middle East-meets-French identity. Together with Java Architecture, Brunoir developed the concept of a jewellery box, exemplified by a double-skin partition that runs along the main wall.
As a passionate admirer of Paulin’s work, the cosmetics brand’s internal architect Jean-Philippe Bonnefoi formed a relationship with the French Design Company, and this eventually led to creation of this space. Aesop Facial Appointments comprises of three rooms, all furnished with specially selected pieces designed by Paulin, Paulin, Paulin, and aims to offer soothing getaway from the city’s hustle and bustle.
The capsule collection includes the brand’s “3D denim concept”, which is intended to challenge the conventions of denim design. The raw denim trousers, named Motac-X, feature stretch fabric panels in areas that the body needs to move and contortion, such as the knee and hip joints. “We have great stretch denim, but it’s something that’s standardised,”