April 29, 2016

Materials Underscore the Merchandise at These 5 New Retail Stores

It could be metal, stone, wood, or leather, whatever makes the merchandise shine.

1. Firm: 3Gatti
Location: Shanghai
To create a sci-fi environment, white PVC stretches corner-to-corner, backlit by LEDs, while fiberglass UFOs are supported by steel rods.

2. Firm: Burdifilek
Project: Duet Shoes

Location: Toronto
To give the little-sister brand of high-end Davids Footwear a bit of extra edge, paneling in industrial-cool brushed aluminum rises from the terrazzo floor.

3. Firm: Noé Duchaufour Lawrance
Project: Montblanc
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Standout: The same walnut, brass, and leather used for this company’s fine pens and briefcases takes on the curves characteristic of cursive handwriting.

4. Firm: Rene Gonzalez Architect
Project: Alchemist
Location: Miami
Standout: Jewelry is displayed along walls of Italian granite that gradate from rough to polished, evoking a stone’s journey from quarry to ring finger.

5. Firm: Standard
Project: Helmut Lang
Location: Los Angeles
Standout: A sculptural screen in cement-coated steel sets the gallerylike tone for a space where Le Corbusier and Charlotte Perriand’s daybed sits in solitary splendor.

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