• Project: Inside TechnoGym's first fully interactive concept store
  • Project: La Perla's new Milan boutique displays exquisite Italian craftsmanship
  • Project: The new Kusmi Tea store in NYC balances the brand's baroque Russian heritage with its French provenance
  • Project: La Perla's new Milan boutique displays exquisite Italian craftsmanship

Projects

Project: Dolce & Gabanna, Old Bond Street

Design: Gwenael Nicolas, Curiosity
Opening date: November 2017
Store size: 2,350 sq m

'The baroque poetry of nature,’ says Gwenael Nicolas, president of multidisciplinary design studio Curiosity, when describing the refurbished Dolce & Gabbana store on Old Bond Street in London. The design is an ode to the city of London, from royalty to punk and a sense of dignity and avant-garde. Like an artist that would draw life size paintings, each room is a celebration of the beauty of nature: twisted, curved and exploded, the stones create unexpected compositions.

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Project: Galeria Melissa NY

Design: Mancini Duffy
Store size: 743 sq m
Opening date: July 2017

Brazilian footwear brand, Melissa opened a new futuristic boutique in July, located in New York's SoHo district. The experiential store – part boutique, part art gallery – has been designed by New York-based architecture, planning and interior design firm, Mancini Duffy. Melissa wanted to move its brand into a new flagship store to bring it in line with its Galeria concept and expand its presence in the New York fashion scene.

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Project: Boden

Design: Dalziel & Pow
Opening date: November 2017
Store size: 427 sq m

Mail order and online clothing retailer, Boden has opened its first physical store, located in Duke of York Square on King's Road, London. The concept invites customers to shop ‘at home’ with Boden in a Georgian house setting bursting with an eccentric British vibe, inspired by Johnnie Boden’s unique style and personality. Duke of York Square is an elegant and historic address for Boden’s bricks-and-mortar debut, placing an aspirational target audience on its doorstep.

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Project: adidas Originals Shoreditch

Design: Checkland Kindleysides
Opening date: October 2017
Store size: 177 sq m

Shoreditch has welcomed a new adidas Originals flagship on Hanbury Street. The space will provide a destination for local creatives to meet, network and bring their ideas to life, connecting directly with the local community. Designed by Checkland Kindleysides, the store will showcase and distribute handpicked drops, limited edition products and select apparel seasonally whilst also acting as an incubator of local subculture, showcasing projects from London creators via a perminant activation wall installed in the store.

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