Retail design

An overview of projects, products and exclusive articles about retail design

Project • By ATELIER WRITEShops

NB Archive Remastered by AURALEE × TDS FW23

This is an installation for the apparel line "NB Archive Remastered by AURALEE × TDS," a collaboration between the fashion brand "AURALEE" and the lifestyle brand "TOKYO DESIGN STUDIO New Balance" developed by New Balance.  Kenta Hasegawa Kenta Hasegawa Following the story of the collection, which was based on the design of archival pieces from New Balance archives, the installation was designed using ready-made fixtures (transport rollbox) as a starting point. Kenta Hasegawa First, the floorboard was replaced with natural marble, and the frame was painted with a low-gloss finish to refine the rough impression while maintaining the presence of the rollbox. Then, pipes were added to the rollbox using metal fitting... More

Project • By ATELIER WRITEShops


This is a plan for a POP-UP store for HUNTING WORLD CRAFTED BY DESCENTE.LAB, a new brand by HUNTING WORLD and DESCENTE.The site is located at the entrance of Fujii Daimaru, the department store in Kyoto which has a long tradition. In order to encourage people to stay on the street, the racks were placed at a 45 degree angle so as not to make people aware of the boundary with the section. ATELIER WRITE ATELIER WRITE ATELIER WRITE Inspired by the bags that protect luggage in harsh environments, which are representative of HUNTING WORLD, air cushioning was selected as the key material. Since the diameter of the air cushion and the scaffolding pipe are almost the same, the air cushion is attached by gripping it with a scaffoldin... More

Project • By ATELIER WRITEShops

Uni-ssentials by TDS FW23

This is a pop-up store plan for “Uni-ssentials by TDS FW23 Capsule Collection” by “TOKYO DESIGN STUDIO New Balance”, a lifestyle brand developed by New Balance at Hankyu Umeda GREEN AGE. Kenta Hasegawa Kenta Hasegawa Kenta Hasegawa Kenta Hasegawa In order to express Uni-ssentials by TDS’ attempt to “explore the essence of gender neutrality,” the slope follows the hemline of the jackets, as planned for last season (SS23), to visualize the wide range of lengths available through the unisex size range. And this time, taking advantage of the venue’s spaciousness, the display was set up in two rows. Kenta Hasegawa Kenta Hasegawa Kenta Hasegawa In addition, GREEN... More

Project • By Avamposti ArchitetturaRestaurants

Berberè Modena | Via del Taglio

The locationThe restaurant is located in a central street of Modena, on the ground floor of the historic Palazzo Pierallini, a building protected by the superintendence, built between the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.What is now a commercial space intended for catering was originally a courtyard which was accessed from a main door, hosting several artisan workshops all overlooking the central open space. The entrance portico survived but the courtyard was transformed into a closed environment, following the covering with a glass window, introduced in the 1990s. Caption Caption The projectThe AVAMPOSTI project chose to enhance this historical stratification, making the previous use of the spaces architecturally more evident... More

Project • By HYLE design studioShops

Hermina Athens

Hermina Athens shop is designed to feel like a sanctuary; a place that feels like a home and a magical place at the same time. The HYLE and Hermina collaboration was a journey to create the dream boutique for the owner, which aspires to be more than an architecturally perfect space for her. It is a place destined to express the essence of the Hermina brand, communicate the craft of jewelry making and showcase the created collections. ANO Atelier ANO Atelier The project’s challenge was to materialize the character and identity of the brand. Choosing all-natural materials was the immediate response to this brief, producing a space characterized by a fluid tactility. The idea of forging a primitive or cave-like space came to m... More

NewsNews • 21 Sep 2023

Carr embodies Aesop’s intelligent design philosophy in the brand’s new Australian headquarters

Melbourne-based architecture and interior design studio Carr has completed the interior design of Aesop’s Australian headquarters and laboratory. Located in Collingwood, an inner suburb of Melbourne, the new headquarters and nearby laboratory embody the celebrated skincare brand’s intelligent design philosophy. Carr’s approach embraces restraint, ritual, and curation, values that are essential to Aesop’s way of working. Peter Bennetts Peter Bennetts “Aesop’s strong brand identity and ethos played a significant role in shaping our design approach,” says Kirby Humphries, an Interior Designer at Carr. The headquarters marks a new chapter in Aesop’s journey following recent glob... More

Project • By NDA design studioShops


NDA Design Studio is pleased to present an updated version of the multi-brand store SORTAGE. This project, six months after the successful launch of the first store, represents something more ambitious and bold. With the same committed style, the new SORTAGE 2.0 is ready to amaze and inspire its customers. Dmitry Suvorov Dmitry Suvorov Caption The main task in creating SORTAGE 2.0 was to maintain the brand's recognizability while improving and expanding the store's representation. We achieved this goal by using as much of the commercial equipment from the first store as possible. These elements, such as display racks, cube tables, and fluorescent green shelves from NDA Design Studio, were skillfully restored and redistribute... More

Project • By Seth Powers PhotographyShops

Cotton Park Wuxi - TOMYU STUDIO

This slick two-story white structure in Wuxi is home to a clothing store and cafe under the brand Cotton Park. Designed by TOMYU STUDIO, the aesthetic caters to the youth clientele and has been popular amongst the fashionable local influencers.  Seth Powers Seth Powers Seth Powers   Cotton Park is a large collection store based in the community, including three functional modules: coffee, clothing retail, and parent-child activity area.   Seth Powers Seth Powers Seth Powers Seth Powers More

Project • By ALPOLIC® | Metal Composites MaterialsShowrooms

Brotherton Cadillac

Brotherton Cadillac opened its doors in the summer of 2023 to customers in the Shoreline, Washington area. The exterior of their beautiful showroom features ALPOLIC metal composite materials in finishes of CPW White and Mica Anodic Clear. In total, 162 sheets of cladding were used (131 of White and 31 of Mica), for an overall total of 14,500 square feet. Katie Stacy Katie Stacy ALPOLIC MCM is a popular choice of building material for automotive dealerships. This combination of colors conveys the elegance and luxury associated with a high-end automotive brand like Cadillac, and MCM is easy to maintain. It's a beautiful look that will last for years. More

Project • By GRID ArchitectsApartments

10 George Street

10 George Street was completed for Canary Wharf Group’s rental platform Vertus. The first of three build-to-rent developments to arrive on the Wood Wharf Estate, it provides 327 homes, new retail spaces and shared amenities for residents. © Jack Hobhouse The building’s podium and tower are two distinct elements with the podium block, clad in stone, helping to create a legible human scale facing onto George Street and the water’s edge. Fronting onto Canary Wharf’s South Dock, GRID Architects’ bold design has a strong urban presence suited to the prominent location in Wood Wharf, east of Canary Wharf. The masterplan for Wood Wharf was designed by Allies and Morrison – the intention for this devel... More

Project • By Dos VeintinueveShops


Gulsig is Mariana's dream, a woman who grew surrounded by all kinds of candy because of her family's business. Her wish was to not only distribute them but also to create a dreamy space to showcase these products that have always filled her own life with color and flavour. Amy Bello Located in Val'Quirico, a 'medieval style village' in San Miguel Xoxtla, Tlaxcala, roughly 40 minutes outside of Puebla, we developed this project filled with colors, flavours, shapes and textures that happens to be a candy shop. Amy Bello The project's concept comes from the idea of inhabiting a space built out of candy, where the walls are covered in broken pieces of colorful tiles, similar to those of a piece of candy, where the color palette resp... More

Project • By Seth Powers PhotographyShops

BYREDO Chengdu SKP-S Flagship Store

BYREDO Chengdu SKP-S flagship store pays tribute to construction workers who played an important role in the process of establishing the brand's footprint. Their craftsmanship and excellence are often hidden under the brand's luxurious finish.  Seth Powers Through rows of metal brackets, BYREDO Chengdu SKP-S flagship store appears to be a “semi-finished product”.  Seth Powers Building materials such as gypsum board, concrete and steel bars are used to create an industrial style design aesthetics. Bright pink stands out through layers of grey tones, giving people a striking visual impression. A bright yellow crane is placed on the ceiling, while a vivid statue of a "construction worker" stands atop a ladder,... More

Project • By Bean BuroShowrooms

Madera Garden / In Bloom

“In Bloom” “The poetic narrative for this show apartment and sales gallery was inspired by well-being and Spanish gardens, with vertical floral arrangements on the building's facade and in the staircase atrium to entice visitors to explore the top floors of the building.” - Kenny Kinugasa-Tsui, co-founder of Bean Buro Bean Buro “Our signature curvy ‘bean’ tabletops have always been an organic ‘landscape’ for various functions – and now for a heightened sense of wellbeing and bodily experience for the users with floral arrangements integrated into the surface!” - Lorène Faure, co-founder of Bean Buro Bean Buro The Brief: A sales gallery and show apartment... More

Project • By LTDFOffices

Coast to Coast Experience Centre

Every experience centre's design vocabulary reflects the nature of work that happens within. Designing commercial spaces to display construction materials requires an indirect design approach that can capture the essence of the brand. The brand office and experience centre for Coast-to-Coast, India’s leading brand that caters to the architectural millwork and wood veneer needs of the architecture and design industry, conveys a unique brand narrative through its interior design. Tushar Garg Located in Gurugram’s Grand Mall, this space is the first flagship experience centre of Coast-To-Coast. The design brief to LTDF for the experience centre and design studio (collectively comprising 3600 SQ FT) was to create tactfully pla... More

Project • By MetagramShops

Natural is Best Xiqu

Natural is Best is an established snack food retailer with dozens of stores located throughout Hong Kong and China. Metagram was engaged to design their flagship concept store located in the prominent West Kowloon Xiqu Centre for Chinese Opera. Steven Ko Interior Photography Metagram drew inspiration from traditional Chinese Opera sets, and added a contemporary twist in keeping with the art direction that the Xiqu Centre Cultural Team had set for its outlook. Steven Ko Interior Photography Throughout the design are Chinese inspired detailing, from the shelves’ various forms and lattice detailing which frame various features in the store. The bright colours of deep red and sky blue were inspired by colour symbolism in Chine... More