All Dressed Up
No place to go? Follow the fashionistas from Paris to Hong Kong and beyond
Mark McMenamin -- Interior Design, 4/1/2008 12:00:00 AM
Agence Christophe Pillet
Project Shu Uemura, Paris.
Standout The walls' undulating Corian bands are mimicked by the display table's stepped painted-MDF top, creating a strong yet subtle 1,300-square-foot canvas for this cosmetics specialist's colorful wares.
Photography Patricia Parinejad.
Studio 63 Architecture + Design
Project Novo, Hong Kong.
Standout Stainless-steel tubes descend like a stalactite from a cutout in the plywood dropped ceiling of this 32,000-square-foot space, nearly meeting a smaller stalagmite that rises from the epoxy floor.
Photography Yael Pincus.
Project Romanticism, Hangzhou, China.
Standout Starting on the store's facade and wrapping inside to envelop the 12,000-square-foot ground level, a web of concrete is covered in expanded polystyrene foam, glass, and resin—imagine a magnified textile weave.
Photography Nacása & Partners.
Chakib Richani Architects
Project Elie Saab, Paris.
Standout Fluorescent fixtures, set in the ceiling, tucked into shadow boxes, and hidden beneath milky glass floor panels, illuminate an expanse of travertine, establishing the eco-neutral envelope of this three-level, 11,000-square-foot space.
Photography Thibault de St. Chamas.
Project Kurt Geiger, London.
Standout At this two-level, 2,200-square-foot boutique, red carpet flows past a refurbished 1880 staircase—with its Carrara marble steps, wrought-iron balustrades, and brass handrails—to cover an angled ramp showcasing men's shoes.
Photography Hufton & Crow/View Pictures.
Project Balenciaga, Los Angeles.
Standout The fashion house's artistic director, Nicolas Ghesquière, collaborated with this trio of artists to design a 3,500-square-foot West Coast outpost, a garden pavilion that features a VIP room defined by silvery moiré surfaces, actually textured MDF finished with aluminum leaf and aluminum-powder varnish.
Photography Grégoire Vieille.
Luca Andrisani Design+ Interiors
Project Poleci, New York.
Standout The centerpiece of this 5,000-square-foot space, a custom chandelier of sandblasted glass cascades from the 12-foot ceiling of the main level and continues, through an opening in the floor, another 8 feet into the basement.
Photography Peter Murdock.