Interiors

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Didier Faustino infuses the XYZ Lounge with an air of sensuality

Ghent – Designed to encourage dialogue and discussion on a wide range of subjects, the XYZ can be seen as a kind of contemporary literary salon.

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This Mexico City restaurant feels like the inside of a grand bento box

Mexico City – Esrawe Studio undertook the design of the newest restaurant in the Tori Tori family, strengthening the stage for Japanese food in Mexico.

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Dutch Design Week
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A new Camper store in Italy pays tribute to terracotta

Fidenza, Italy – Francesc Rifé Studio uses terracotta, rope, steel and oak to connect the Mallorcan shoe brand to local traditions in Fidenza.

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A Russian flower shop is a Constructivist cosmonaut’s dream

Rostov-on-Don, Russia – In Southern Russia, Eduard Eremchuk’s Guapa Flower Shop treats its products as art installations, with a futuristic environment to match.

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Selling sneakers by way of spy mirrors and scan stations

Constance, Germany – Studio DLF conceived a technological shopping experience for the new flagship store of Soulfoot Studio Sneaker in Constance, Germany.

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What does it mean when the California coffee scene goes to Japan?

Kobe – Designed by Schemata Architects, Blue Bottle Kobe continues craft coffee’s global story. 

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A new store in Milan is designed to age like an old pair of jeans

Milan – For the new flagship store of Milan-based denim company Jacob Cohën, Area-17 explored the ageing process of every material on display.

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A Work of Substance takes ramen fans inside the belly of the beast

Hong Kong – At Ebisoba Ichigen in Hong Kong, Japanese and Chinese design converge with shrimp-broth ramen in mind.

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Dutch Design Week
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How do you convey a sense of urgency at a pop-up shop?

Los Angeles – For Browns Fashion’s first project outside the UK, design consultancy Brinkworth focused on the nomadic nature of this retail space.

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This Dubai office space manages to please both the young and the senior

Dubai – When building a large office space, how do you please the jeans and the suits? In Edelman’s Dubai offices, Pallavi Dean and her team at Roar found a way. 

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Who says work and the patio can't mix?

Tokyo – Rather than creating a café-like environment for a working space, Shogo Onodera asked: What if necessary functions are aligned in the most efficient way?

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Frame Awards jury member Patricia Holler shares some hotel forecasts

Frankfurt – Marriott’s senior interior design director in Europe tells us about the lessons learned in brand consistency, gym design and the challenges of hotel bars.