I Collective Design Looks to Blue Light for an Eyewear Store in Hangzhou
For an optical store in Hangzhou, China, Beijing-based I Collective Design (ICD) started with the Bluemo brand’s signature hue—a blue that speaks to the company’s specialization in glasses that combat eye strain from digital habits. That blue-light color defines the attention-grabbing entry, which the firm created by removing a nondescript wall and inserting a custom “blue box” of acrylic panels. “We tried to remark that our lives are filled with electronic products,” principal Zhen Zhang explains. “And our eyes need to be taken care of more than ever.” Inside the store, the emphasis is on Bluemo’s frames, arranged by function and shape, as well as abundant try-on spots. In the rear, Zhang created a small coffee area for neighborhood office workers—electronic devices optional.
The Allure of Fresh Bread Informs the Design of a Bakery by Studio Shoo
There’s nothing more comforting than the contrast of the crisp crust and soft, pale interior of a loaf of freshly baked bread—unless it’s a bakery inspired by those textures. For their third joint project, clients …
Mykonos Jewelry Store Makes a Splash with Unexpected, Lively Interiors
Athens-based design studio Saint of Athens recently dipped its toes into a unique retail project, pairing with Dive Architects for Italian jewelry brand Gavello’s Mykonos storefront. While the island already provided a…
Perkins Eastman’s Pittsburgh Studio Offers Insights on the Future of Workplace Design
A new home for Perkins Eastman’s Pittsburgh studio was already in the works in March 2020 when, as for offices around the world, the future of workplaces themselves was called into question by the COVID pandemic. From …