April 25, 2014

Mirror, Mirror: 5 Global Retail Projects

In the fashion and cosmetics world, who’s the fairest of them all?

1. Esrawe Studio

Project: Julio de Mucha
Mexico City

Standout: This company’s “shoe-room” shows off maple seating, shelving, and even signage, all held together with nylon thread dyed by hand.


Project: Hermès

Location: Los Angeles

Standout: A staircase in marble and Venetian plaster spirals up through three levels of retail, toward a skylight softened by a polyethylene membrane.

3. Design Republic Partners

Project: Kate Spade
 New York

Standout: Imaginative phrases, rendered in neon, complement the brightly colored women’s wear and accessories featured throughout the headquarters.

4. Gensler

Project: Coty

Location: New York

Standout: A glass feature wall back-painted the signature blue of this beauty and fragrance company ascends through all five levels at headquarters.

5. Andy Martin Architects

Project: Richard James

Standout: Throughout this menswear emporium, even in fitting rooms, partitions are resin laminated with dichroic film and framed in brushed stainless steel.

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