To surround and showcase the Clarks Originals collection we chose from a pallet of premium materials. Cement walls, a polished concrete floor and the wood wall panelling for the ceiling confine the booth in a robust, industrial way. These heavy elements are contrasted with the elegance of the walnut stained timber used in the wall finishing, seating and detailing throughout the booth.
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The expression of raw materials – colorless varnished wood, polished concrete floor et galvanized railings, the care giver to their implementation as well as the visibility of the structure and of the technical bodies express the particular attention to the raw material, the one that was already there, the one used to build and which is too often hidden from public view. The ceiling is like a veil that shows what is going on behind the scenes.
Keeping the ceiling and floor colour neutral, white paint and polished concrete floor were used to accentuate the warmth and golden hues of the timber and plywood. Extensive use of natural materials and colours blended effortlessly well with the delicate fabric of floral prints to depict a contemporary woodland setting.
Our design response captures Australian timber house frames under construction; a white internal post and beam represent the classic Australian residential house frame. This approach provides the spatial volumes necessary for understanding the furniture in context without breaking the visual connections of the showroom’s open plan.
The client’s brief aims to shift away from the traditional “bike-shop” model, but rather operates closer to a “Gallery / Event Space” which is more in-tuned with their marketing direction. They need a space which can be dressed up holistically every month in a different theme to showcase their products, messages and events.
Wonderwall has created a new concept store for Express retail chain in King of Prussia Mall. The design concept used for Express is a refined chic that creates an individual space via forward-thinking design. Style is showcased throughout the 13,000-sq.-ft. retail space, dividing key categories and outfitting according to gender.
Each pivoting bottle door is 9’-6” wide and 9’ tall and consists of a welded aluminum frame and 1,590 horizontally stacked empty beer bottles, some of which were original Blatz bottles found in unopened boxes in the basement of this old brewery. Using CNC technology, the bottles are held in place by a thin web of precision-milled neoprene rings that are suspended between the members of the aluminum frame. Illuminated on all sides, the brown bottles emanate a warm amber glow reflected in the polished concrete floor.
This visually spectacular, ultra-modern furniture is from Horm, and designed by Steven Holl. The Riddled table and cupboard cast a beautiful pattern upon the floor and surfaces around it – an unexpected and inspiring feature. Light streams through the cut-outs in the walnut veneered legs of the table, emerging from within.