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Torafu Architects’ design for the Nike 1Love store in Tokyo; photo by Daici Ano

Torafu Architects’ design for the Nike 1Love store in Tokyo; photo by Daici Ano

In spite of the rise of e-commerce, the physical point of sale is still with us. That said, the traditional store is having to up its game in terms of the experience and brand relevance it offers consumers – not only to compete with online shopping but also to support it. Architonic goes all secret shopper to investigate… (by Simon Keane-Cowell)

 

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‘Lolo’ by Maison Martin Margiela for Cerruti Baleri

The Belgian fashion house Maison Martin Margiela strikes yet again and ventures back into the world of furniture design with this simple, asymmetric bookcase-cum-closet called ‘Lolo’. Manufactured by the Italian brand Cerruti Baleri, the self-assembly unit is made of solid exotic wood and birch plywood panels and it is available in two finishes: black and light grey. (more…)

Bayadere Orange flooring by Missoni for Bolon

Two family-owned businesses: the legendary Italian fashion house Missoni and the Swedish flooring specialists Bolon have collaborated on this latest collection of woven vinyl floor coverings. Bearing Missoni’s unmistakable bold patterns, the vibrantly coloured collection comprises three different designs: reminiscent of Missoni’s trademark zigzag ‘Optical’, linear ‘Bayadere’ and equally distinctive but toned-down in its colourway, the monochrome ‘Flame.’ In total, the entire range is available in nine different versions and it was launched earlier in April during Milan’s Salone del Mobile fair and will be presented again in less than two weeks during the upcoming Clerkenwell Design Week in London (22 – 24 May). (more…)

'IN-EI' lighting collection by Issey Miyake for Artemide

The acclaimed Japanese fashion designer and recent Design Museum’s Design of the Year 2012 awards winner Issey Miyake has applied his trademark, ingenious 132 5 pleating technique to this new series of delicate textile lamps manufactured by the Italian brand Artemide. Called ‘IN-EI’ – Japanese for ‘shadow, shadiness, nuance’ – the collection comprises floor, table and pendant lamp designs, all of which were created using 2 or 3D mathematic principals (just like the 2010 132 5 clothing collection). Made of reclaimed PET bottle fibre, the lamps can be folded flat and become 3D shapes, starting from a single piece of cloth.

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'Pop-Up Generation, Design Between Dimensions' - exhibition view; photo by Tim Eshuis

Pop-up shops, pop-up restaurants, pop-up clubs – the list of this recent phenomenon which continues to sweep across the globe and seems to be lasting longer than the temporary enterprises it designates could go on and on. But it is not only the flash retailing or consuming that ‘Pop-Up Generation, Design Between Dimensions’, the new exhibition curated by the renowned forecaster Lidewij Edelkoort which opened few days ago (13 December) at MOTI, Museum of the Image in Breda, Netherlands, is devoted to. (more…)

'Sbilenco' console by Maison Martin Margiela for Cerruti Baleri

Anyone familiar with the designs of the avant-garde Belgian fashion house Maison Martin Margiela knows that when it comes to the creations marked with four, seemingly-nondescript, diagonal white stitches nothing is quite what it seems. And now, adding to the already impressive portfolio of numerous ready-to-wear, accessories, artisanal, fine jewellery and fragrance collections, the brand famous for its unconventional, outstandingly innovative and frequently ironic aesthetics has collaborated on a series of equally eccentric furniture designs manufactured by the Italian brand Cerruti Baleri. (more…)

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Föger Woman Pure by Pedrocchi Architekten (AT)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 22.06.2011 - Tagged as: , , ,

Föger Woman Pure by Pedrocchi Architekten; photo by Ruedi Walti

It’s no news that when it comes to fashion boutiques, display windows frequently, if not always, play a pivotal role in the concept and also, the success of a store. With this in mind, Swiss architect Reto Pedrocchi, along with his Basel-based practice Pedrocchi Architekten, has realised this new angular extension of the Föger Woman Pure boutique located in the Austrian town of Telfs in Tyrol. (more…)

‘Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty’, Gallery View – Title Gallery; photo courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art

His talent and ability to capture and redefine beauty has moved thousands while his biannual fashion spectacles repeatedly left his audience wondering if, just like in the verses of the Romantic poet Edgar Alan Poe whom McQueen frequently referenced: ‘Is all that we see or seem but a dream within a dream?’ So when the tragic news about his death broke in February 2010, just weeks before the eagerly awaited Autumn/Winter défilé, hordes of fans of his indisputable creative genius were left harrowed and shocked and tributes came pouring from both inside and outside of the fashion world. (more…)

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