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Changzhou, China – Råhuset is a furniture showroom conceived by two young designers looking to broaden the Chinese market’s scope of Scandinavian design.
Beijing – Okamoto Deguchi Design turned a 38-sq-m store in a massive retail centre into an intimate cloudscape for fine-jewellery brand Yin.
Melbourne – Inspired by Syrian art and architecture, The Stella Collective designed homewares shop and café Zoobibi to help shoppers digitally disconnect.
Vancouver – Further example of the changing face of clinical spaces, Fig – advertised as the world’s first clean skincare bar – was designed by Scott & Scott Architects.
Seoul – The Juun.J shop, designed by Seoul-based office WGNB, sets out to translate the signature style of designer Jung Wook-jun.
Singapore – With nine beauty-verses, the Kingsmen-designed Sephora Playhouse showed that Insta-friendly pop-ups continue to pay off for brand engagement.
Chengdu – For The Republique Store in Chengdu, Archetype covered up the store windows, arousing curiosity through mistery. Does that design decision translate into more sales?
Beijing – Inspired by Le Fabuleux Destin d’Amélie Poulain, Isense Design explores a message of discovery and self-acceptance at IMI’s Market, a Beijing underwear store.
Guadalajara – Esrawe Studio turned Grupo Arca’s Design Centre in Guadalajara into more than a showroom and warehouse: it’s almost a cultural centre for the city.
Shanghai – Dongqi Architects created Anzhi, a Shanghainese retail space full of acrylic concentric circles that reflect a Buddhist shrine back to its visitors.
Hangzhou – Shanghai-based studio Greyoffice created a grocery store-cum-maker’s studio for JNBYHOME, a home goods retailer in Hangzhou.
Tokyo – Ryusuke Nanki turned ad space physical with Milkland, a bold temporary pop-up shop in Shibuya for dairy-based sweets.
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