Archive for the ‘Stores’ Category
Friday, June 29th, 2012
Article source: HEAD Architecture and Design Limited
HEAD created a new brand for Shamwari in this 1500 sqft luxury store. Large displays illustrate the process of diamond prospecting, mining and cutting. Incorporating the history of South African diamonds the concept authenticates the brand and tradition of diamond production. Custom-built display cases incorporate LED lighting to reduce cabinet temperature while retaining correct display lighting levels.
- Architects: HEAD Architecture and Design Limited
- Project: Shamwari Flagship Store
- Location: Unit 2021, The Venetian, Macau
- Building Type: Retail Interior
- Client: Shimansky Diamonds
- Date: 2007
Saturday, June 2nd, 2012
Article source: Plajer & Franz Studio
Plajer & Franz Studio, under the direction of ales kernjak (head of global store concepts, puma retail ag) gave the puma stores a thorough re-designing makeover, filling their spaces with an injected dose of joy, innovation, simplicity and various local influences, all being accomplished according to puma’s sustainable guidelines.
Image Courtesy manuel schlu¨ter
Saturday, May 12th, 2012
Article source: De-Spec
Xocolatti is a new premium chocolate brand, with its first flagship location in New York City’s Soho. Designed by De-Spec inc. Xocolatti defines itself as a luxury chocolate – “Chocolate reimagined” and is planning to have multiple locations nationally and internationally.
De-Spec’s concept for the 150sf space lies in eliminating the traditional barriers of a storefront and window display instead creating an interactive vitrine-like space that seamlessly integrates with the streetscape.
- Architects: De-Spec
- Project: Xocolatti, flagship store & prototype
- Location: 72 Prince Street, New York City
- Program: 150 sqft chocolate store
- Design: de-spec, Farnaz Mansuri, Tom Shea
Friday, March 30th, 2012
Article source: OOBIQ Architects
OOBIQ Architects tried to artistically interpret women’s most distinctive qualities in its recent interior design project – SCFASHION.
SCFASHION store has been open for a few days.
The fashion always remains dynamic. The designers practiced the broadest extension of artistic creativity, making this boutique into a fashion set. The sight of the special object, which looks like a diamond as well as a camera, awakens the feminine heart, brings back memories of a noble life and creates a dramatic, dynamic scenario where a beautiful woman is happily posing for photographs.
Images Courtesy Oobiq Architects
- Architect: OOBIQ Architects
- Project name: SCFashion (Fashion Retail)
- Location: Shenyang, China
- Site area: 180 Sqm
- Date of completion: 2011
- Photographs: Courtesy of Oobiq Architects
Wednesday, March 28th, 2012
Article source: AB Design Studio Inc.
Located on the busy 2nd Street in Belmont Shoes (Long Beach), CA, this shoe store focuses on high-end women’s shoes and accessories. The founder gave us this task: \”display shoes in a new, modern, chic way…someway that I have never seen before!\” We began with creating a simple palette of colors and forms with soft edges and decorative lighting. Ipe wood was integrated into the design as a way to warm up the interiors and bring nature in from the exterior.
Front View (Images Courtesy Erin Feinblatt)
- Architect: AB Design Studio Inc.
- Name of Project: Sway
- Location: Long Beach, California
- Programs: AutoCAD, Sketch Up
- Photographer: Erin Feinblatt
Sunday, March 11th, 2012
Article source: Julie Snow Architects
dpHUE offers a fresh new brand, a new product and the importance of the customer experience. Their first retail location needed an architectural space to support their company’s mission. Customer experience was of the utmost importance and guided all design decisions from concept through completion. Customer consultation, product display, point of sale and customer demonstration areas were all critical programmatic components. While the design was created to the specifics of this store location, the intent from the beginning was that this would be easily adapted when the company opened other locations. This adaptability of the design for future stores was addressed by defining several key components within the space that could be easily transferred to other spaces.
Image Courtesy Paul Crosby
- Architects: Julie Snow Architects
- Project: dpHUE Concept Store
- Location: Maple Grove, Minnesota
- Photography: Paul Crosby
Tuesday, March 6th, 2012
Article source: Zaha Hadid Architects
More projects by Zaha Hadid
Our concept for the Neil Barrett flagship store in Tokyo is based on the minimal cut of the brand`s fashion design and parallels its approach in using the same design parameters of fixed points, folding, pleating and cut outs. Rather than defining a single room or space, our design creates a circular passage allowing the customer to experience the space in multiple ways and interpretations. Furniture staged in key points throughout the store creates the spatial concept of a narrow enclosure changing to an open condition. In two formal elements the design shifts between architecture and sculpture, where a compact mass of surface layers unravel and fold to form the shelving display and seating. The emerging folds will be used as display area for the NB accessory collection.
- Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects
- Name of Project: Neil Barrett Flagship Store
- Location: Tokyo, Japan
- Date: 2008
- Client: Neil Barrett
- Status: Completed
- Design: Zaha Hadid and Patrik Schumacher
- Project Architect: Claudia Wulf, Elke Presser, Torsten Broeder
Thursday, February 23rd, 2012
Article source: Sybarite
Incorporating organic sculptural elements, the design for Marni’s flagship London store creates a unique sense of visual connectivity that encourages full exploration of the two level shop. The gleaming white resin ground floor seamlessly stretches up to the first floor so that both levels appear attached. Stainless steel steps have been cut into the inclined wave that connects the floors and add to the flowing sense of movement. Polished stainless steel rails, used for displaying merchandise, migrate freely through the space like legs of futuristic insects.
Images Courtesy Richard Davies
- Architect: Sybarite – Simon Mitchell, Torquil McIntosh
- Name of Project: Marni Sloane Street
- Location: London, UK
- Client: Marni – Consuelo & Gianni Castiglioni
- Specialist Contractor: Marzoratti Ronchetti – Stefano Ronchetti and Roberto Travaglia
- Structural Engineer: Techniker, Ltd. – Matthew Wells, Megan Maclaurin
- Photographer: Richard Davies
- Shop Area: 406 m²
- Completed: August 2003
Tuesday, February 7th, 2012
Article source: Dror
STUDIO DROR IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE OPENING OF CUT25 FLAGSHIP IN SOHO
THE STORE – DESIGNED BY DROR – UNVEILS YIGAL AZROUEL’S VISION FOR THE CUT25 CONCEPT AND STYLE.
Yigal Azrouël will officially open the first international Cut25 flagship in New York City the evening of February 2nd, February 2012. The freestanding building, located at 129 Grand Street in Manhattan’s Soho district, spans approximately 1,400 square feet. In addition to carrying the Cut25 signature collection, the flagship will feature other complimentary items and fresh collaborations such as Romeo Alaeff’s illustrated book “I’ll be Dead by the Time You Read This: The Existential Life of Animals”, Limited Edition Stila for Cut25 cosmetics, collaborative Worth and Worth by Orlando Palacios fedoras and caps, Holst & Lee jewelry as well as fashionable tech accessories. Moreover, the Cut25 label will expand into accessories, exclusively sold at this location. Yigal Azrouël, Zelda Williams, Valerie Boster, Hayley Bloomingdale, and Jaime Johnson will host the official opening that will deliver ten percent of sales to Project Paz, a nonprofit organization that promotes peace in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.
Exterior View (Images Courtesy Nathan Kraxberger)
- Architect: Dror
- Name of Project: Cut 25 Flagship
- Location: SoHo, New York City
- Photos: © Nathan Kraxberger
Sunday, February 5th, 2012
Article source: OOZE
The VANDIJK FASHION STORE lies on the ground floor of a 19th century Dutch style city building in a typically very long and narrow space.
The shop presents itself as an extension of the street rather than a separate luxury unit. A frame-less pane of glass contributes to this blurring of the threshold between inside and out. It sets the interior space as an extension of the street-scape.
- Architect: OOZE
- Name of project: Vandijk Fashion Store
- Location: Rotterdam, The Netherlands
- Type of Project: Fashion Store interior
- Building Costs: 100 000 Euros
- Client: Wendela van Dijk