Offices & Stores
With the launch of its most recent boutique in the fashion and design capital of Milan, Who’s Who, an Italian retailer of contemporary and feminine women’s clothing, was conceptualized by Fabio Novembre, perhaps best known as the the designer behind the famous “Nemo for Driade” chairs. Located along Milan’s ultra-chic Corso Venezia, this modern interior of just 85 square meters possesses the feel of an eclectic gallery with a linear approach and hint of surrealism.
Posted by Suzanne at 17 April, 2013
Madrid gave rise to a very authentic and original pharmacy design – the De Los Austrias Pharmacy. It has been designed primarily by Stone Designs.
Typically, pharmacies are grim places to go to considering their usual super-white, sterile-looking interiors and stereotyped design. Mostly, people feel the awkwardness brought about not having to cough when they are waiting for their prescriptions.
De Los Austrias Pharmacy brought life to this otherwise boring place. The table has been turned when it comes to the pharmacy experience. This uniquely designed space is located in Madrid.
Posted by JackieAzuela at 16 April, 2013
WOW! TOWN is a commercial design located in Mino, Japan. It is completed by Seita Kabashima and is a very unique design overall. The project consists of a theatre, café, children’s area and four galleries.
All of the galleries take on their own different themes like Active, Drive Pleasure, ECO and Family. As I have said, its layout and design is unique and definitely stand out in its construction site. In addition, the transition of spaces is also impressive. The customers can watch an introduction video at the theatre area and will receive an iPad to obtain their required information.
I have seen many unique designs before but this here gets the slots on my top list. (via)
Posted by JackieAzuela at 15 April, 2013
Frivolous fun is to be had by both children and their parents at Vienna’s luxe kids’ shop, Bambini by Denis Kosutic for MB Fashion Gmbh. The design inspiration for this modern store interior was Wizard of Oz-meets-Alice in Wonderland. This 3,875 square foot mecca for minis is a dreamlike place where whimsy meets serious fashion with children’s collections from Armani, Fendi, Gucci, La Perla, Missoni and Cavalli to name a fabulous few.
Posted by Suzanne at 12 April, 2013
Advertising agency, JWT Amsterdam, has reinvented the concept of modern office space with a fantastic redesign by two Dutch architects Alrik Koudenburg and RJW Elsinga. The firm, which was originally established in 1864, has evolved into an agency which, by both ethic and design, embodies the true definition of a “think tank.”
Situated in the bustling Leidse Square section, the completely gutted and renovated office occupies 1,850 square meters of the historic Hirsch & Cie Building, a former high-end department store dating back to 1882. The multi-functional space is cleverly divided into three separate work areas: Think. Do. Make.
Posted by Suzanne at 11 April, 2013
Portland-based Joint Editorial was seeking a unified office space where film and video editors could work their post-production magic both individually and collectively. Their new offices, designed by local firms Jessica Helgerson Interior Design and Vallaster Corl Architects, deliver just that.
A renovated warehouse once occupied by General Electric Supply Corporation, designers preserved much of the original industrial feel of the structure by refurbishing the intricate bow-truss ceiling, raw cement walls and huge steel-framed factory windows which allow natural light to pour in.
Posted by Suzanne at 9 April, 2013
Originally this building, in Brno, Czech Republic, was a bank built in 1929-1930. In 2008, Prague-based Studio Muon breathed new life into the space by redesigning a portion of it to be used as a fashion showroom (DNB) with garments hanging from the ceiling. More recently, in 2012, Studio Muon was brought back to add the Táňa Kmenta hair studio. The talented design team has created a captivating industrial look for the space. The edgy design takes full advantage of the industrial aspects of the original building and accentuates the aesthetic further by using a minimal material palette of concrete, reclaimed wood, glass mirrors and blackened steel.
Posted by KarenShearer at 2 April, 2013