April 1, 2010

Global Shopper: The Best High-End Retail Projects

project Hermès, New York.
standout A bastion of tailored luxury unveils its first menswear-only outpost, a four-story town house boasting Belgian ceramic floor tile, European cherry woodwork, and glass panels sandblasted to mimic the Paris flagship’s cast-iron balustrade.
photography Frank Oudeman.
Kinmonth Monfreda
project Missoni, Los Angeles.
standout A label known for knits gets a one-story home that takes weaving to the next level, with painted aluminum bands on the exterior.
photography Sasha Eisenman.
Nike, Tokyo.
The race is on at this three-level flagship featuring a chandelier made from marathon tags and running tracks painted on the oak and concrete floors.
Kozo Takayama.
Isay Weinfeld
Carina Duek, São Paulo, Brazil.
standout A stairwell with a mixed-media mural links two sales floors and a top-level showroom, an ensemble outfitted with vintage wardrobes and adorned with chandeliers swathed in faux foliage.
Leonardo Finotti.
Kengo Kuma & Associates
Lucien Pellat-Finet, Osaka, Japan.
standout A honeycomb construction of recycled plywood wanders through all three levels of this cashmere-centric fashion and home-furnishings label’s freestanding shop, morphing from architecture to display fixture.
Jimmy Cohrssen and Daichi Ano.
Teresa Sapey Estudio de Arquitectura
Aspesi, Madrid.
At a two-level boutique for this men’s and women’s label, restrained distressed oak and concrete contrast with wild mix-and-match patterns and colorful murals.
Ricardo Labougle.
Stephan Jaklitsch Architects
project Marc Jacobs, New York.
standout A corporate showroom’s industrial-chic 1907 steel columns meet the quiet refinement of Christian Liaigre sofas, tables, and chairs and custom mirrored vitrines with stainless-steel frames.
photography Scott Frances.



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