April 24, 2015

In Your Wildest Dreams: Cutting-Edge Shopping Environments

Shopping environments push the limits of creativity. 

1. Firm: RTKLKA, Inc

Project: Fashion Outlets of Chicago  

Location: Rosemont, Illinois

Standout: Original murals, some hand-painted and some printed on vinyl wall covering, give an outlet mall a gallery vibe.


2. Firm: I29 Interior Architects

Project: Frame Store

Location: Amsterdam 

Standout: Seen at precisely the right angle, the thick black lines painted across a pop-up’s white sidewall and display units resolve into a legible word.


3. Firm: Saguez & Partners

Project: Les Terrasses du Port

Location: Marseille, France

Standout: The blues of chairs, bench upholstery, ceramic floor tile, and vinyl window film combine to telegraph the shopping center’s seaside location.


4. Firm: ROK

Project: Suppakids

Location: Stuttgart, Germany 

Standout: At a children’s sneaker store, the panels cut to fit a pine display wall’s diamond-shape niches make it possible to conceal or reveal them.


5. Firm: Gensler

Project: El Palacio de Hierro

Location: Santiago de Querétaro, Mexico

Standout: Take one of the region’s natural wellsprings, reimagine it in glass, turn it upside down, and you have the faceted skylight at this department store. 

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