In China, Infinity Nide studio have created a restaurant that pushes the boundaries of cultural fusion, mixing a traditional concept with a resolutely contemporary interior design.
Accustomed to settings with a conceptual interior design, Acne Studios has just opened a second LA address in West Hollywood with all the appearance of an art gallery. Here’s the low-down.
For the Autumn-Winter 2018 season, luxury Italian accessories label Valextra has called on Kengo Kuma to design a new pop up for its Milan boutique. The Japanese architect, known for his many works exploring the relationship between nature and city, has once again put his name to an unusual creation. This time, it comes in the form of an enchanted forest, which seeks to create dialogue between a bucolic aesthetic and a sales area.
The design studio APO, based in Barcelona, has designed a new store for the benchmark brand when it comes to selling sneakers in Spain: Sivasdescalzo. To create an original and modern environment that best reflects the brand’s street vibe, the designers came up with a space that mixes materials and blends industrial and futuristic influences.
While the decor of many hair and beauty salons is neutral, sometimes almost aseptic, it’s not the case for the “Crystalscape” creation by the Moriyuki Ochiai architects studio. Wanting to reflect the idea of healthy hair’s vitality, shine and volume in the salon décor, Moriyuki Ochiai designed a ceiling in the form of metallic and luminous waves, creating a shifting play of light throughout the day.
In Beijing, Soda Architects studio has drawn inspiration from underwater flora and fauna to create a magical restaurant.
The city of Guadalajara, Mexico, sees life in white. Architect Abraham Cota Paredes has seized the visual identity of L’Occoco, one of the country’s biggest hairdressing chains, and applied his signature minimalism: everything from floor to ceiling, including the furniture, is immaculately white.
Phone and gadget repair shops don’t always have to mean a sanitised, gloomy décor… proof of which can be seen in this new, wildly colourful interior designed by creation studio Masquespacio. Located in Valencia’s university district, this space is the second shop specialising in mobile and tablet repairs to be designed by Masquespacio for well-known brand Doctor Manzana.
Architect Andrés Jaque has completed the construction of ‘Romola’, a magnificent restaurant in the centre of Madrid. Situated in the location of an old mid-century garage built by architect Gutierrez Soto, it contrasts with the austere shop fronts of the surrounding buildings thanks to its experimental design, of which marble is the central element, its bright colours and open street façade.
In a designer spirit, architect Zooco Estudio has created a wine shop in Vinoceta, Spain, inspired by the architecture of traditional wine cellars with added touches of modernity.