Galeries Lafayette Istanbul

Galeries Lafayette Istanbul

Architect
plajer & franz studio
Location
Istanbul, Turkey
Project Year
2017
Category
Shops

Shopping Centres
plajer & franz studio

French Charm meets Turkish Flair

plajer & franz studio as Designer Architect

french department store chain galeries lafayette has opened a new branch in Istanbul, designed by berlin based plajer & franz studio. new galeries lafayette is located at emaar square, an emerging quarter in the asian part of the turkish metropolis. since may, a modern french atmosphere sets an ideal scenery for customers to discover a luxurious world of cosmetics, accessories & jewelry, handbags, fashion, shoes, apparel for kids and homewares.


galeries lafayette istanbul is the first department store to be opened after the new, future-oriented corporate branding had been introduced. therefore a modern and clear design language had to match the department store group’s unmistakable style. newly interpreted design elements, interesting mixtures of materials, special lighting scenarios and color accents create a distinctive shopping experience.


the highlight of the design concept is a 20 meter wide atrium. situated above, plajer & franz studio designed an extraordinary cupola, made of polished steel prisms, that had been pressed with a pressure of 80 tons. patterned with a new laser-cut technique, the “coupole” is an artistic interpretation of the famous cupola at the retailers’ headquarters in paris. the result: an exceptional installation, connecting high-tech and beauty.


plajer & franz has been developing brand architecture for french luxury department store group galeries lafayette since 2005. after redesigns for galeries lafayette berlin and the overall planning of department store galeries lafayette in jakarta, berlin based plajer & franz studio has yet again designed a new project for the french retailer – this time in instanbul.

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