Retail in Asia


7 amazing retail destinations in Asia


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


ACNE Studios creative director Jonny Johansson brought in Sophie Hicks Architects from London to design the Swedish fashion label’s Seoul boutique.

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)