Ace & Tate’s Copenhagen eyewear store features blocks of primary colour

August 18, 2017 Natashah Hitti 0

Spacon & X designed the interior for Ace & Tate’s new glasses store in Copenhagen using geometric shapes and primary colours to evoke the experience of entering an artist’s studio. The new space is located in the old town of the Danish capital on Ny Østergade. It consists of stark, minimalist concrete floors and white walls that have

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Instagram photo inspires brightly hued terrarium shop in London

August 17, 2017 Natasha Levy 0

The owner of this terrarium store in south London used an image she chanced across on Instagram to inform the interior’s bright colour palette. It is the first retail space for London Terrariums, which creates plant-filled vessels for commercial and private clients. The company’s co-founder, Emma Sibley, came up with a concept based on an

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First store for H&M offshoot Arket features interiors based on historical archives

August 16, 2017 Alice Morby 0

The H&M group is set to launch its latest brand, Arket, with a Copenhagen store featuring an all-grey palette and fixtures inspired by historical archives. The store for the new lifestyle brand is set inside one of Copenhagen’s historical townhouses, which was completed in 1733 and previously home to the headquarters of the Royal Danish

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Vão Arquitetura organises São Paulo boutique around indoor garden

August 5, 2017 Alice Morby 0

An opening in the roof sheds light on this concrete-lined boutique in São Paulo, which Brazilian studio Vão Arquitetura has designed around a lush indoor garden. The Acolá store, located in the Pinheiros area of the city, is set inside a peculiarly shaped townhouse, which gets narrower towards its rear. Before their renovation, the Vão

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Tretow designs snaking interior for Commonplace design store in Milwaukee

July 31, 2017 Emma Tucker 0

Snaking shelves by local studio Tretow are designed to encourage customers to linger in Wisconsin’s Commonplace design store. The shelving is part of a major overhaul of the retail space, which occupies a turn-of-the-century building in Bay View, Milwaukee. Commonplace approached Tretow to design interiors that wouldn’t just set the store apart but encourage visitors

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Family New York designs Brooklyn record and clothing store with ample “Instagram moments”

July 28, 2017 Eleanor Gibson 0

Architecture studio Family New York has completed this Brooklyn store for record label Fool’s Gold, which features polycarbonate screens that frame a gold mirror and form niches that include a DJ booth. The Fool’s Gold store on 147 Grand Street in Brooklyn sells the label’s branded clothing, including sportswear, hats, and accessories like phone cases and

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Dover Street Market set to open in Singapore

July 28, 2017 Alice Morby 0

Japanese fashion brand Comme des Garçons is opening the fourth branch of its Dover Street Market store in an old Singaporean army barrack. Dover Street Market Singapore is located in a building that forms part of the COMO Dempsey complex – a “lifestyle destination” filled with design-focussed shops and restaurants. The new store officially opens tomorrow,

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MNMA Studio gives São Paulo fashion store a stark makeover

July 27, 2017 Bridget Cogley 0

There are barely any clothes in this minimal fashion boutique in São Paulo, which local firm MNMA Studio has expanded with a glass-fronted corridor to join its two sides. MNMA Studio overhauled women’s clothing store Egrey on São Paulo’s Avenida Brigadeiro Faria Lima to freshen up the interior and connect its separated sides. The street is

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Jasper Morrison creates house-like layout for Tokyo’s Good Design Store

July 27, 2017 Emma Tucker 0

Jasper Morrison’s first interior design project in Japan is a Tokyo shop that mimics the layout of a typical house and garden. The British designer created the Good Design Store as a retail space for Japan’s Good Design Award, a 60-year-old programme that gives a seal of approval to outstanding examples of design. His aim was to make the store

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Acne Studios opens pink-ceilinged flagship store in Milan’s Brera district

July 9, 2017 Alice Morby 0

Acne is the latest design brand to favour pink for interiors, using it to colour the ceiling in its new Milan store. The Swedish fashion brand has opened its first Milan flagship on Piazza del Carmine in the Brera district – an area of the city populated with designer shops and galleries. Acne was keen

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Norm Architects designs showroom for Menu that doubles as a co-working space

July 3, 2017 Ali Morris 0

Danish brand Menu’s minimal furniture and homeware is showcased in a new showroom in Copenhagen, designed by Norm Architects to also function as an office, cafe and co-working space. Menu says that the 700-square-metre Menu Space will function as a place “for great ideas, beautiful design, powerful concepts and inspiration as well as openness, knowledge

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Windows taper to reduce unwanted views from Seoul office and retail building

July 2, 2017 Alyn Griffiths 0

South Korean studio BUS Architecture has completed a mixed-use building in the Seoul, featuring bands of windows set into its brick facades that decrease in size as they wrap around to the rear. The building in the Mapo district is positioned on an L-shaped corner site connected to a main road with well-established shops and businesses

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Serra cannabis dispensary in Portland features greenhouse-like display cases

June 30, 2017 Dan Howarth 0

Portland studios OMFGCo and JHL Design have designed a minimal interior for this store that sells recreational marijuana. Serra – a self-proclaimed “modern drugist” – opened in July 2016, after the state of Oregon legalised the recreational use of cannabis products in October 2015. The owners describe it as “an experiential and curated cannabis retail

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Tacklebox creates Aesop Upper West Side in former dry cleaners

June 29, 2017 Dan Howarth 0

A dry cleaners on Manhattan’s Upper West Side has been converted into a store for cosmetics brand Aesop, for which Tacklebox Architecture has created display shelves with profiles of upside-down clothes hangers. New York studio Tacklebox Architecture designed the shop on Columbus Avenue with Aesop after the owners of the family-run business decided to hand

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Wheelys’ Moby-Mart is a self-driving store with a holographic shop assistant

June 28, 2017 Emma Tucker 0

Retail startup Wheelys has designed a prototype self-driving supermarket that navigates to different locations throughout the day and uses artificially intelligent holograms to help customers. The vehicle is designed to be almost completely self sufficient, relying on software that tracks its inventory and alerts the Moby-Mart when it’s time to restock. It runs from an

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UNStudio completes Shanghai shopping centre covered in diamond shapes

June 20, 2017 Amy Frearson 0

Tessellating diamonds create an intricate grid of solid and void across the facade of this shopping centre that Dutch firm UNStudio has completed in Shanghai. Called Lane 189, the seven-storey shopping centre is located in the heart of the Chinese city, in the Putuo District – an area with a diverse mix of old and new buildings.

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Dan Brunn plants olive tree in centre of RTA Melrose boutique in Los Angeles

June 17, 2017 Eleanor Gibson 0

An olive tree grows up from a patch of gravel towards a circular skylight in this Los Angeles fashion store, which was designed by local studio Dan Brunn Architecture. Dan Brunn Architecture – the studio that also recently renovated a Frank Gehry-designed house – created the flagship store for Los Angeles fashion brand Road to Awe. It occupies an overhauled

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Avenue Road showcases high-end furniture in new apartment-style Manhattan showroom

June 16, 2017 Dan Howarth 0

Design retailer Avenue Road has added a new floor to its showroom in New York’s Flower District, which is laid out like a luxury apartment to showcase high-end and limited-edition furniture. The Avenue Road 8A space began welcoming visitors in May 2017 to coincide with the annual NYCxDesign festival. It was created by curator Stephan Weishaupt,

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Nendo looks to ancient Japanese tombs for first landscape architecture project

June 8, 2017 Rima Sabina Aouf 0

Prolific Japanese design studio Nendo has now moved into urban design, unveiling its massive CoFuFun plaza near Kyoto. The plaza – located outside of Tenri Station in Japan’s Nara prefecture – is the studio’s largest architecture project after its renovation of the Siam Discovery shopping centre in Bangkok last year. It is also Nendo’s first

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MVRDV creates interiors for Groos store inside post-war Rotterdam building

June 2, 2017 Alice Morby 0

MVRDV restored the industrial roots of this building in the Het Industriegebouw in Rotterdam to create a new home for the Groos design store. The Groos store, which had spent four years in the Schieblock building, has become known as a design hotspot for Rotterdam. When the founders decided it was time to move premises

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