The Harmay store: a mix between an apothecary and an industrial warehouse
The new shop from the cosmetics brand Harmay exudes a distinctive atmosphere, halfway between an apothecary, an industrial warehouse and a modern, design-forward store. Located at the heart of Hong Kong, the shop designed by the architecture studio Aim reflects the brand’s wish to offer its customers a real in-store experience that sets it apart from online sales.
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Masquespacio creates the interior design for the Kento restaurant in Valencia
The design studio Masquespacio has designed the third store for Kento Shop, the Valencian takeaway sushi chain. Masquespacio expresses its highly colourful aesthetic and geometric shapes with a retro touch. A mix between an American diner and a traditional Japanese restaurant, the new Kento restaurant stands out with its originality.
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The Yin jewellery brand combines creativity with a small space
The new Yin jewellery shop located in a vast shopping centre at the heart of Beijing in China is just 10.6 metres long and 3.5 metres wide. Created by the Okamoto Design studio, this immaculate space with a minimalist decor perfectly illustrates the « Breathe » concept – ON AIR Theme in the SS21 Digital Design Study and shows that small spaces can also be a place of artistic expression.
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Heike’s monochrome concept store in China
Designed by Shanwei Weng and Jiadie Yuen, the founders of AN Design, the Heike brand’s new monochrome concept store offers an unexpected approach to store design. Blending a design-forward and minimalist aesthetic, the Heike store has also been conceived as an art gallery that hosts exhibitions and events.
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« Interlace » transformed Lafayette Anticipations into a gigantic loom
Lafayette Anticipations, a foundation launched by Galeries Lafayette to promote contemporary design, gave artist Hella Jongerius carte blanche throughout summer 2019. She transformed the space into a large weaving mill open to the public with her exhibition « Interlace ». In a world of overconsumption and globalisation, the Dutch artist questioned our relationship to textiles and the issues at stake in their production.
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The Prestige hotel, mixing Victorian architecture and tropical style
Tropical style is not often associated with Victorian architecture, yet Penang in Malaysia and its sunny capital George Town are home to The Prestige hotel, a magical and modern interpretation of traditional Victorian design. Located alongside sumptuous 19th-century English colonial buildings, all listed as a UNESCO heritage site, the 162-room hotel is reminiscent of a revisited Victorian tropical Eden.
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Atelier Tao+C designs a monochrome store for JHW
Simplicity reigns in the new JHW multi-brand men’s store. A single colour – grey – was chosen by Atelier Tao+C to cover the entire surface of the store located in the city of Zhengzhou in China, echoing the « Galactic Grey » concept – ON AIR Theme in the SS21 Colour Trend Book.
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Heytea’s zen store in China
The Heytea concept is currently taking China’s tea lovers by storm. Like its competitor Starbucks, Heytea offers take-away teas with an incomparable flavour. Served by the chain in large tumblers, ‘cheese teas’ are teas covered in a layer of fromage frais. To welcome its many customers and uphold to its high-quality brand image, Heytea creates unique design boutiques that are as zen as they are fun. In Xiamen, Heytea has just opened a new store inspired by ‘shanshui’, traditional Chinese paintings.
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A new futuristic and fun concept store for children’s book publisher, Rubio
In Valencia, Spain, Masquespacio creative consultancy has unveiled a brand new concept store for the famous publisher of educational books, Rubio. In a fun, futuristic style evoked by the “Quirky Wonderland” concept – the LOUD theme of the SS21 Design Digital Study, the store offers the opportunity for young and old alike to discover books in a new way, thanks to new technologies.
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