New Camper store inspired by NYC’s iconic Radio City Music Hall

For shoe brand Camper’s Rockefeller Center location, just across the street from Radio City Music Hall, interior designer Jonathan Olivares takes inspiration from the store’s historic surroundings. In a nod to the iconic signs of Radio City Music Hall, designed by Edward Durell Stone and Donald Deskey, the store’s interior is painted with an aluminium-based […]

Archier turns the “sterile and transactional experience of showrooms” on its head

Melbourne-based design practice Archier has designed a new showroom for Australian bathroom manufacturer Caroma that is a step away from the traditional showroom set up.  The brief for the showroom and office space for Caroma in Sydney, called Caroma on Collins, was to make physical the values and history of Caroma. Contained within that simple brief […]

ALDI enters China with store design by Landini Associates

German food retailer ALDI has entered the Chinese market for the first time, opening two prototype stores in Shanghai last week.  The format and design is an evolution of Landini Associates’ work for ALDI Australia, aimed at celebrating and conveying product quality and value. There are key differences however in scale, layout, and tone. In […]

A look inside McDonald’s new Times Square flagship by Landini Associates

Landini Associates has designed a Times Square-located flagship store for McDonald’s, which is an evolution of the practice’s global format for McDonald’s, Project Ray, named after the brand’s founder Ray Kroc.  Built over three floors, the new store replaces the original restaurant that opened in 1984, located on the corner of 45th and Broadway in New […]

Mim Design creates a new retail destination for e&s

Mim Design has created a new retail space for kitchen, bathroom and laundry appliance retailer e&s designed to feel like an extension of home. Retail is dying – haven’t you heard? We are told this constantly with facts and figures announcing that online purchasing is king, while the local high street is a mere shadow […]

Kokaistudios mix literature and lifestyle in a new concept store

Shanghai-based interior design practice Kokaistudios has designed a bookstore in Ningbo, China, which encourages people to linger. The Altlife bookstore’s design is based on organic geometries and the notion of circulation as a journey: the idea is to encourage people to move around the expansive space and keep a constant flow of people in the building. […]

SDS’ design for optometrist Optique is light-filled and colourful

Smart Design Studio (SDS) has designed a fresh new space for Optique, an optometrist and eyewear retailer. Located within the dynamic Barangaroo precinct, this was the third store commissioned by owner Susan Green. Light continues to be the central idea, building on the already established visual identity. Colourful mirrored boxes bounced light around the two […]

Turning a car wash into a work of art

Russian design firm GretaProject was tasked with creating a unique carwash space that resembled an object of art. The carwash needed to have a ‘wow’ factor, but at the same time, GretaProject had to save the functionality of space and provide the proper work setting for the entire facility. “The difficult thing about this project was […]

Audio accessory shop design celebrates the ritual of listening to music

Designed by Batay-Csorba Architects this high-end headphones, earphones and amps store in Toronto has an intimate, dark and tactile atmosphere.  Headfoneshop is located on the main floor of a 42 story mixed-use tower with direct subway access to Toronto’s Yonge and Sheppard station. The owner, a passionate audio expert, wanted to challenge the typical retail store […]

A look at Living Edge’s ‘forward-thinking’ new showroom in Perth by Hassell

Hassell has designed a new showroom in Perth for furniture supplier Living Edge, a place it hopes will foster a stronger, more collaborative relationship with its clients.  The new showroom is located at 7 Queen Street in the heart of Perth’s CBD and the building, constructed in the early 1900’s, has undergone an extensive renovation […]

Colour is the design hero of this pop-up store

Christopher Elliott Design was given carte blanche to design a pop-up store for shoe brand Phare and used the opportunity to use bold colour as the main element of the design. Due to the impermanence of a pop-up store, Christopher Elliot Design had to ensure the design had little impact on the existing space, paint aside. […]