As retail is more and more about customer experience, original store design and layout has become a prerequisite to success. These standout shopping destinations in Asia will give you a dose of retail therapy.
1) ACNE Studios by Sophie Hicks Architects
2) Pigment by Kengo Kuma & Associates
Uniting an array of Japanese painting traditions under one roof, Tokyo-based Pigment is an artist’s dream. Kengo Kuma & Associates suspended an undulating bamboo canopy overhead.
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3) Fangsuo Commune by Chu Chih-Kang Space Design Co.
Customers enter Chengdu, China’s Fangsuo Commune through a glass-enclosed escalator, passing through a brushed-copper tube, to a man-made cavern below.
4) Boontheshop by Peter Marino Architect
Luxury women’s wear emporium Boontheshop’s interior is a stunner akin to monumental sculpture—it’s also Interior Design Hall of Famer Peter Marino’s first ground-up project in South Korea.
5) COEX Retail Center by Gensler
Gensler Los Angeles principal Duncan Paterson radically reorganized the complex’s circulation and maximized natural illumination through a glass-clad street pyramid.
6) Siwilai Concept Store by Yabu Pushelberg
Interior Design Hall of Famers George Yabu and Glenn Pushelberg know a thing or two about luxury. The two channeled their love of local discoveries into Siwilai, a concept store at Bangkok’s Central Embassy mall, which specialises in world-class shopping with local flavour.
7) SND Boutique by 3Gatti
A floating, undulating canopy dominates the SND women’s fashion boutique in Chongqing, China. Layers of white fibreglass sheets descend from overhead to form cozy spaces connected by a meandering path designed by Francesco Gatti of 3Gatti.
(Source: Interior Design)