Posts Tagged ‘store design’
Catalina Fernandez is about as high end as it comes, when you’re talking boutique pastry shops. When the company decided to set up shop in San Pedro, Mexico, they called on the design and branding experts at Anagrama to create the space. The company started in 1988 as a home based bakery and has since moved up the ladder, creating an international reputation for their yummy treats. Because of their humble roots, Anagrama wanted to “give the store a look similar to a warehouse / kitchen,” the designers explained. The shop took on an old-fashion-meets-modern aesthetic as the brick walls became elegantly re-finished with white enamel, then tall shelving displays old flour cans which are made to look new, and modern furniture is scattered through the small space. “The goal was to create a place that even 20 years later would still capture the eye of people walking by with its imposing lighting and simple props.”
In sports world, ‘doing stairs,’ is generally a treacherous endeavor that leaves one with burning calf muscles and an overabundance of lactic acid (Cough, cough… wheeze). The Puma House, in Tokyo, is looking at stairs from a whole new angle. Located in the city’s Aoyama design district, the Puma House encompasses the brand’s press room and event zone, all in one dynamic space, allowing for exhibitions, events, fittings, product launches and other media events.
Cool, grey cement is outfitted in warm wood stairs that encircle columns and serve as a repetition of pedestals, showcasing the new sneaker line. The team at Tokyo-based, Nendo, who curated the space explains, “For our design, we placed ‘staircases’ that climb around the existing features of the space like vines. The resulting effect is a strong reminder that we exercise our bodies daily, going up and down stairs, and has a visual connection with stadium stairs and podiums, to bring in PUMA’s important relationship with sports.” Talk about stepping up their game.
(Images Provided By Nendo)
KNSTRCT took a first hand look into the new Veja store called Centre Commercial in Canal St. Martin which will open it’s doors on December 2nd. Veja is best known for their him rendition of fine crafted and eco-friendly sneakers and they have set up shop in with minimalistic interiors to match their mission. The new boutique is dusty and charming at the same time, with a hint of fluorescent edge.
This store is home to an endless selection of hand crafted men’s sneakers, check out the latest additions to the Veja collection
This is not your typical Butcher shop!!! Established in 1876, the original Churchill’s butcher shop, located on Queen Street in Woollahra, was founded by James Churchill. Victor and Cyril Churchill, James’ sons, took over the management of the store with Victor Churchill managing the store for the longest period of time. The name, “Victor Churchill” is a tribute to the Churchill family and to Victor Puharich, a master butcher.
With the interior designed by Michael McCann of Dreamtime Australia, the store is quite unlike any butcher store in Australia. Gone are the traditional refrigerated cabinets and parsley dressed meats, replaced with a store infused with European style. Rich timber wall panelling, timber beamed ceiling and Italian Calacatta marble stone floor, Himlayian salt brick walls create the new interior of Victor Churchill. Enjoy!