A natural palette of ply and timber was chosen, with contrasting slate & white, offering a crisp, organic atmosphere to match the raw food offering. Suspended ceiling screens form a back drop for an array of replica Tom Dixon “Beat” pendant lights hanging through the screens.
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From “home touch” Collection left side, where we can find Tom Dixon appliques according to champagne shiny gold freestanding hangers, through Jeans Collection on the right side, characterized by brushed champagne gold wall cladding, to the final accessories room with fabric wallpapper and long smooth shelves.
Accessed by a seemingly dodgy freight elevator, Fourth Floor is bright and open with views of the city’s skyline and art installations throughout, typically bartered for hair services over the years. The custom shelving, mirrors and lighting were designed by Tom Dixon, who used to have his studio on the ground floor.
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.
Nóló store main interior forms are simply rectangular, but fun: they scale from very small to extra large and vary from empty to complete volume. At the same time Nóló emits homely and peculiar emotions because of traditional materials like natural wood, dark metal and old fashioned wool carpet together with Tom Dixon Beats.
“In collaboration with Tom Dixon we worked on the branding and packaging for two very different types of polo shirts commissioned by Lacoste. The most eco-friendly way to package a shirt was not to print on the packaging at all but use embossing instead. For the techno polo we designed a speaking label that plays Tom’s voice at the push of a button – very techno.”
Influences of nearby Scandinavia are apparent in Crème de la Crème, a fragrance and beauty care boutique that opened late last year in Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania. The boutique is one of about 170 shops and restaurants that occupy the new, award-winning Panorama shopping centre, one of the largest and most expensive shopping malls in the Baltic countries. The store’s physical concept is by the Lithuanian Plazma architects and specifically architect Evelina Talandzeviciene. Light-colour wood, scarce furnishings, simplified lines and subdued edges create a feeling of weightlessness and free-flowing space.