retail

Delicious indulgence

The "By Josephine" patisserie located in Melbourne is as heavenly in design as the little bites that are traded over the counter. Designed by Anne-Sophie Poirier (aka Sasufi) a French born and Melbourne based designer. Sasufi used a selection of reclaimed timber doors and panels creating a 19 century French vibe. The vivid white pallet with ad-hock timber detail provides a modern twist on a...

Aesop

Cheungvogl design studio created a cycle of concept case studies for the renowned Australian brand Aesop, in which eleven installations, signature stores and concept stores across Asia and Europe evolved. Although each design is unique in its approach, materiality and character, the design rationale is consistently grounded in the brand’s philosophy. The case studies focus on the integration, interaction and communication aspects between humans and...

Ever Clever – Schemata for Floyd

The clever folk at Schemata have caught my eye again for another brilliant retail space. This tight space, for Japanese retailer Floyd, has been given the look of an unfinished construction site that reveals itself slowly and in layers as you approach. The haphazard plywood boxes reveal themselves to be beautifully crafted lauan shelving units, while the open ceiling shows off proudly the silver wrapped...

Sartorial Civility by WONDERWALL

When designing a flagship store in Tokyo for one of the most traditional British brands, Mackintosh, Japanese interior design studio WONDERWALL took an approach that reflected the brand's history and commitment to handcrafted techniques and time honoured quality. In one of the most upwardly mobile and fast-paced cities in the world, the Mackintosh store exudes the grandeur and pomp of a past golden age of...

TODAY’S SPECIAL it’s where design, shopping + food lovers meet.

I cannot deny that I love food, shopping and design. So when the three come together in the form of a design store made to look like a grocery store I get very excited. Japan’s Schemata Architects is responsible for this melding of wonderfulness, named TODAY’S SPECIAL Jiyugoaka. Just glancing at the pictures shows what I can only imagine is a design-lovers dream. Using a...

the Living room

Moving away from traditional retail concepts interior designer Flávia Gerab drew inspiration from every day life when creating the decor for chocolatier Brigaderia. In this store there are no traditional counters which confine the sales people nor rows of cabinets and shelves. The homely store is packed with colour, bold patterns and the sweet aroma of chocolates. The Living Room inspired store echos the warmth...

VINTRY FINE WINES New York

Inspired by the parallel rows and rolling contours of a hilly vineyard, Vintry Fine Wines located at Goldman Sachs NY establishes a new typology of wine store. With most product stored…. well in the storeroom for display purposes allowing for the curved fluid custom shelving to remain uncluttered whist also make more floor space available for wine tastings. Technology is integrated throughout the merchandising units...

Diptyque… English patterning and French luxury

London based Christopher Jenner has built a well earned reputation of detail and skill commissioned to work with leading luxury global brands developing their flagship stores implementing a process whereby a challenge is deconstructed into multiple elements representing the inherent values (heritage, product, strategy) of a project. Once deconstructed the assets are reassembled, guiding the design process towards layered solutions. Applying this process to Diptyque...

meat, blood stains & the sent of fresh flowers

Situated in the still active meat packing district of New York where the smell of rancid meat and blood stains line the street lives a little flower shop. De-Spec design studio set out to convert an old storage space into a flower shop creating a strong juxtaposition from the neighbouring businesses. The space is laid out to provide a surprize destination escaping the street whist the...

melting chocolate and beautiful people by Wonderwall hong kong

Godiva’s concept flagship store is based around “treat thyself”. Wonderwall’s intention was to add a breath of fresh air to the more traditional image Godiva instill. The shop features delicious design details such as the “melting chocolate” ceiling combined with classical interior design. Set in the popular fashionable location of Harajuku passers-by gain a clear view of the chocolate society indulging in my favorite food...