Category Archives: Stores / Showrooms

Tema Istanbul Showroom by Yazgan Design Architecture

By : lau | 23 Apr 2014 5:39 pm | Stores / Showrooms

The Yazgan Design Architecture practice created an elliptical encasing for the Tema Istanbul Showroom located in Halkali, Istanbul, Turkey to unify the structure into a single element. The structure spreads over 1500 square meters and it faces the Trans European Motorway, serving as a display space for Tema, a multipurpose project comprised of residential units, a hotel, a shopping center and a family entertainment complex. The interior of the Showroom hosts mock-up apartments and models along with the administrative and…

Shang Xia flagship by Kengo Kuma

By : lau | 16 Apr 2014 6:07 pm | Stores / Showrooms

The Shang Xia flagship store located on the historic 6th arrondissement of Paris, France was designed by the Kengo Kuma architectural practice with a combination of traditional Chinese and contemporary Parisian aesthetics. The interior has the walls clad in white ceramic panels and there are 6000 wafer thin pieces on the ceiling to cover the entire area of the store which spreads over a surface of 134 square meters. Each wafer has the dimension of 40mm x 150mm. The impressive coating…

Great Room in the Gilt Groupe office by Homepolish

By : lau | 26 Mar 2014 8:32 am | Stores / Showrooms

The Homepolish studio designed the Great Room for the Gilt Groupe office in New York which is one of the first and most appreciated flash-sale retailers offering instant access to top designer labels and great discounts for their members. The Gilt Groupe wanted to create a space that will represent their philosophy and their sense of taste so they contacted the Homepolish designers to create a space that employs a contemporary aesthetic with a lot of interesting furniture pieces and…

Aēsop Kawaramachi Store by Torafu Architects

By : lau | 5 Mar 2014 6:18 pm | Stores / Showrooms

The Australian skin care brand Aesop opened a new store in the central shopping district of Kawaramachi in Kyoto, Japan and it features a design done by the Torafu Architects practice with exposed concrete and irregular wall surfaces preserved from the original structure and integrated into the new project. The space is spread over two levels with a total surface of 86 square meters and it hosts a retail area and a small lounge at the ground floor while the…

Liverpool Department Store Insurgentes by Rojkind Arquitectos

By : lau | 3 Mar 2014 6:12 pm | Stores / Showrooms

The Rojkind Arquitectos practice designed the Liverpool Department Store Insurgentes in Mexico City with a gorgeous contemporary façade that gives the impression of a floating box and extends to act as an inhabitable buffer set between the outdoors and the interior. The project was made public through a series of images shared at the Cape Town Design Indaba Conference 2014 and the building is still under construction but near its completion. The store is located at a high traffic intersection…

Thanopoulos Supermarket in Athens by KLab architecture

By : lau | 3 Mar 2014 6:09 pm | Stores / Showrooms

The KLab architecture practice designed the Thanopoulos supermarket on the Elaion 38 in Kifissa, Greece and it offers a very large variety of sophisticated imported goods that are probably only found here in all of Athens. The economic crisis led to a decrease of the luxury items bought and the owners used this time to reorganize their two stores and change the design as well as the philosophy and image. Both supermarkets were refurbished by KLab and the first one is…

Brunner headquarters by McDowell + Bendetti

By : lau | 15 Feb 2014 1:23 pm | Offices, Stores / Showrooms

This beautiful bright interior hosts the new London headquarters of the Brunner international furniture company and it was designed by the practice of McDowell + Bendetti as a furniture showroom and office space. The project is located in a Victorian warehouse spreading over three floors on the Rosebery Avenue near the Exmouth Market in Clerkenwell, London and it allows the company to expand from the former premises close to the Old Street into a much larger and brighter space right…

Seibu department store by Nendo

By : lau | 14 Feb 2014 8:26 am | Stores / Showrooms

The Nendo design studio created the Seibu department store in Tokyo, Japan with the use of screens made of wrought iron fences to remind the shoppers of a European city park. The products on display in the store change very fast and thus the designers had to create a flexible space with modifiable fixtures that recreate the aspect of street furniture from the parks. To emphasize the merchandize there are decorative white screens suspended from the ceilings and they also…

Paul Smith Boutique by 6a Architects

By : lau | 29 Jan 2014 5:19 pm | Stores / Showrooms

The designer Paul Smith collects all kinds of objects and he showcases them in his revamped store in London, UK which features a cast-iron façade designed by 6a Architects with geometric spirals that recall the signature stripe of the artist acting as a showroom for his favorite pieces. Located on 9 Albemarle Street in the Mayfair neighborhood, the shop offers a striking exterior that reminds the visitors of the city’s industrial past due to the use of cast-iron. Paul Smith…

Hongkung Art Gallery/Art Arcadion by Penda

By : lau | 18 Jan 2014 1:22 pm | Stores / Showrooms

The Hongkung Art Gallery/Art Arcadion on the southern 3rd ring road in Beijing, China was designed by the Penda studio with a series of arched shapes defining its interior. The project has a surface of 2000 square meters and welcomes the visitors with a monolithic entrance that attracts the vision of the passersby. Due to a tight time-frame, the designers created the entire project in only 38 days from the first sketch to its opening. The interior features a combination…

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