|PROJECT NAME||5 Material-Driven Retail Stores|
|FIRM||Burdifilek; Noé Duchaufour Lawrance; 3Gatti; Rene Gonzalez Architect; Standard|
It could be metal, stone, wood, or leather, whatever makes the merchandise shine.
1. Firm: 3Gatti
Standout: To create a sci-fi environment, white PVC stretches corner-to-corner, backlit by LEDs, while fiberglass UFOs are supported by steel rods.
2. Firm: Burdifilek
Project: Duet Shoes
Standout: To give the little-sister brand of high-end Davids Footwear a bit of extra edge, paneling in industrial-cool brushed aluminum rises from the terrazzo floor.
3. Firm: Noé Duchaufour Lawrance
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Standout: The same walnut, brass, and leather used for this company’s fine pens and briefcases takes on the curves characteristic of cursive handwriting.
4. Firm: Rene Gonzalez Architect
Standout: Jewelry is displayed along walls of Italian granite that gradate from rough to polished, evoking a stone’s journey from quarry to ring finger.
5. Firm: Standard
Project: Helmut Lang
Location: Los Angeles
Standout: A sculptural screen in cement-coated steel sets the gallerylike tone for a space where Le Corbusier and Charlotte Perriand’s daybed sits in solitary splendor.