Renown architecture and design studio, Destilat has recently developed a concept for the corporate architecture Lohmann & Rauscher, an internationally leading provider of future-oriented medical and hygiene products. The interior design concept focuses on representation of the company’s brand as well as its values and internationality and emphasises the company’s status.
Extensive wall-mounted elements that form a lamellar structure are one of the dominant characteristics of this concept. These elements neutralise problematic areas of the existing architecture and are integrated in the overall structure for product and brand presentation.
The concept was developed at company’s offices in Vienna and will now be realised at all other company sites around the world.
Yayoi Kusama well known for her colorful polka dots displays. This time Kusama has been commissioned by the famous French brand Louis Vuitton to create a collection of garments featuring Kusama’s obsessional polka dot patterns for a concept store.
The artist got inspired by the sea urchin bone structure as a structure for all the furniture. The sea urchin, when stripped of its thorns, has very impressive bone structure which Kusama has inspired to create this marine polka dots world.
Studio Makkink & Bey were inspired by basic walking movements for the design of a new concept store for Camper in Lyon. Movements forward, upward and downward are shaped in staircase pedestals, stools or stepladders and outlined in bright red lines on the stairs, walls and floors. The stairs represent the conjunction of separate places. While performing as a place to meet, sit on or pass through, they expand places and establish rhythm, depth and infinity of spaces. This is the studios first cooperation with Camper as part of the Together Project.
A flagship store has been realized for the label Stills in the Cornelis Schuijtstraat in Amsterdam. The caged Stills Store by Doepel Strijkers Architects features minimal grid elements that play to the role of the interior’s architectural fabric. Dressed mannequins appear to be climbing the wooden frame and changing rooms are concealed behind two mirrored doors. The white grid branches into every corner of the two-storey store operates as the flagship for fashion brand Stills.
The Alexander Wang Flagship store by Kramer Design Group was completed in February, 2011. The 3,000 sq. ft. SoHo New York space, like the collection it houses, blurs the line between relaxed and refined.
“I wanted to create a pristine store, but I wanted to take the sterile aspect and kind of formality out of it,” the designer who was in a very good mood said in an interview Wednesday afternoon. “I want it to be like I’m entertaining in my house.”
Other such touches in the 3,500-square-foot, white-walled, big-windowed store include antique brass, a “super luxe” version of a lawn chair (made with leather) and a big overstuffed leather sofa, which we sat on during the interview. (It was super comfy.)
In addition, acclaimed florist Jeff Leatham worked with the designer to decorate the store with baby shrubs (“You always see it in cheap boutiques,” Mr. Wang said, laughing) and black orchids from Africa. “It’s just bringing some life into the space as well as some warmth, while having it super luxe.”
The A.R.E. Design Awards are an annual event honoring all aspects of retail design from all over the world, held by the Association for Retail Environments. This year’s event was held at the XS Nightclub at Encore Hotel, where top industry officials gathered as 65 awards were presented to the best designs of 2011. “We are honored to be recognized for our work on the Alexander Wang flagship store. It was a wonderful creative process and truly reflects the laid-back luxury of the brand” explains Robin Kramer, President of Kramer Design Group.
Sweet Enough, importer of sugar free sweets has contracted RED Design Group to create the “Candy Room” in Melbourne Australia. This whimsical space is painted completely white and gives the illusion of a two-dimensional doodle.
Being strongly influenced by the idea of designing a playful, simple and somewhat illusional space for the Candy Room, the exaggeration of a ‘room’ idea was formulated. The application was to use line artwork on white space to represent a room.
Leonardo Finotti have just shot this little store created by Una Arquitetos and located in Oscar Freire Street, a commercial street in São Paulo, Brazil.
The main idea is this volume you can see in the image, made of black concrete, that suffers a strange cut on the corner, showing violently the white interior, like a section of a project. At the same time the small plot is partially built, while a vertical patio, connected to the commercial street, occupies almost a half of the lot.
The store interior defines itself in conjunction with its transparencies. At the backside of the patio, a volume in dark crystal gives depth to the dimension of the space. The floor made of recovered wood lends age to the space. Those same planks are used on the outside space, thus creating a feeling of a floor to the soil rather than to the building. In the side that faces Rua Oscar Freire a patio border the limits of the plot. Read More…
Architect and interior designer, Konstantinos Chalaris, of London/Cyprus based SuperNova Studio recently finished the Kokoo boutique based in Cyprus.
The small space employs crafty methods to display products, including an array of umbrella handles protruding from walls, where accessories can hang. The shop’s ceiling is adorned with an installation made of a giant golden egg with a pair of human legs extending out. Read More…
The site designed Chris Briffa Architects for a new shoe shop in Valletta presented a very limited volume (a 7x3m room at street level with an underlying basement) with a considerable challenge; the client’s brief demanded a display of 75 pairs of shoes and to store another 600. From the early sketches a vertical design approach was adopted, where space was conceived purely as access and consequently fragmented into one giant staircase combining display, seating, storage and all services into one element. We imagined clients walking up, down and around the stairs, picking their favourite shoe, sitting next to it and trying it on. The experience of being surrounded by the products, together with the constantly changing vistas while exploring the shop enhances both the shopper and the shopped in a surreal, stepped space.
Suppose Design Office has just completed there interior design for the Diesel Denim Gallery Aoyama in Tokyo, Japan. The installation, called Nature Factory is made out off plastic plumbing pipes and joints to create a series of tree-like forms inside the store.
The store is owned by DIESEL DENIM GALLERY, a gallery space which is mentioned as the signature store for the most prestigious collection at Diesel. Denim as recognized work clothes formerly had, at times, shown different expressions as fashion items to the people. Equally, a group of plumbing, usually unnoticed, shows completely different expressions under the name of Nature Factory.
Los Angeles Design Group have created an interior design for RK Apothecary, a store that sells bath and body products. The RK Apothecary space before the redesign was small and dense with structural and mechanical elements that could not be altered.
The LADGs design had to respond to the existing interior because the client did not have the luxury of gutting it and beginning fresh. The pods have anatomic similarities to the humble strawberry, whose “exterior gives little clue to the structural nature of its interior.