The colors are kept neutral and slightly dark, with hints of smooth surfaces and details to make the right & exclusive impression that the customer wanted. The contrasts were therefore also important to highlight a few items and give the room a little drama. The materials are welcoming dark wood, bras, bright tiles, leather, mirrors, glass, sisal rugs and felt.
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The cabinetry, which is both a functional furniture element for showcasing the spectacles and a sophisticated decorative element, illustrates Natale’s philosophy of integrating architecture, design and decoration in a project. The lighting technique of concealing the light source was borrowed from high-fashion retail spaces.
In typical Ross Lovegrove fashion – combining aspects of sculpture, art, architecture, light and material science – the London-based designer created his latest installation. After a year of experimentation and conceptualization, the LiquidKristal Pavilion was introduced at the Salone del Mobile in April.
Serbian design studio reMiks has completed Supermarket, a concept store inspired by the “golden years of communism”. Hosting a bar, restaurant, salon and fashion boutique, the store is located in a former discount supermarket in Belgrade. Found objects including a fridge, hospital screens and a camper van are used as display devices.
Salvor Projects’ Ross Menuez was an industrial designer (an award-winning one, no less) before making the jump into fashion. So no chance he would settle for a regular bricks-and-mortar space when he decided to open Salvor’s first retail store, just down the block from his studio on New York’s Lower East Side.
The violence we are forced to use on these places can contain the seed of beauty, of contrast, of the unexpected. For example, we happend to create a commercial space restoring the remainings of a Paleochristina church. In the case of Palazzo Bocconi, the building was originally designed with a commercial aim. The volumes are made to be seen as a unity, the sight crosses the whole space. The volumes, the architectures take you by the hand and you cannot do anything but following them.
Edwards Moore designed a temporary cave-like space, providing an intimate setting and backdrop for Arnsdorfs ‘Opticks’ collection. Inspired by crystalline forms and imagery of rocky landscapes, Edwards Moore reinterpreted an everyday wearable item- stretching and wrapping it to envelop the space in soft hues and showcase the sculptural collection.