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Plant-covered Counter Creates Mouth-watering Kiosk Design

Via retaildesignblog.net Designer: Masterplanners All photos: Trasko Industrial Photographics via retaildesignblog.net If this Java Juice kiosk from a Perth mall in Australia wants to make a point, it definitely succeeds. Designed by Masterplanners, an agency based in the same city, the kiosk uses the unfailing appeal of nature to lure passers-by into a healthy treat. […]

Cheese Stand’s Rustic Design Captures the Tradition of a Century-old Brand

Via retaildesignblog.net Designer: Studiomfd All photos: Johannes van Assem via retaildesignblog.net In order to mix tradition with modernity, function with mobility, and nostalgia for the past with the refined taste of today’s customers, you apparently need to build a trolley stand. At least this is the conclusion reached by Studiomfd, an Amsterdam-based design studio that […]

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Vibrant Colors Give Kiosk Design the Cool Vibe

Via retaildesignblog.net Designer: dash design All photos: retaildesignblog.net While traditional Godiva stores have a kind of formality meant to underline the long Godiva tradition, the Truffle Express kiosk located in Westfield Centre Mall of San Francisco takes a more lighthearted design turn. Created by dash design of New York in partnership with Creative Brand Strategist […]

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3-D Printed Bioplastic Makes for Inspiring Building Facade Design

Via retaildesignblog.net Designer: DUS Architects and Heijmans All photos: retaildesignblog.net Designing temporary structures means finding flexible solutions and recyclable materials in order to avoid waste. It is exactly what DUS Architects of Amsterdam did when coming up with the façade of the Mobile European Building, the place where the presidency meetings of the European Union […]

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Architectural Wall Panels Create Stunning Interiors

Designer: Interlam All photos: Interlam While the art of wall paneling goes as far back as the 15th century, there is nothing old-fashioned in the look of Interlam’s ornamental wall panels. The North Carolina-based company offers sculpted, carved, decorative and ornamental wall panels that contribute to creating spectacular interiors. Interlam’s extensive collections and designs take […]

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Flooring Materials with a Twist – When Concrete Floors Go Artistic

Via retaildesignblog.net Designer: Transparent House All photos: retaildesignblog.net Concrete floors have long crossed from the realm of industrial sites into that of residential interior design. It is not only because their unique looks are perfect for spaces with a rustic, urban or industrial flair, but also because of their versatile nature, ease of maintenance and the […]

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Ceiling Decor with a Twist – Beaded String Installation Evokes the Mystery of Wine Cellars

Via dezeen.com Designer: Glithero All photos via dezeen.com Capturing the feel of a dark, humid and mysterious wine cellar was the goal of the London-based Glithero design team (British designer Tim Simpson and Dutch designer Sarah van Gameren ) when creating the hanging bead chain installation for champagne house Perrier-Jouët. The ethereal structure is entitled […]

Paper and Ceiling Design – Paper Chandeliers Recreate the Architecture of a Space

Via disegnodaily.com Designer: Cristina Parreño Architecture, MIT Photography by Luis Asin, courtesy of Cristina Parreño Ceiling design can benefit from the use of materials not typically associated with interior architecture. Choosing a material with little weight but apparently great potential for creating dramatic ceiling structures, Cristina Parreño (from Cristina Parreño Architecture) designed the ceiling for the 2013 […]

Beyond the Drywall – Metal and Acrylic Glass as Materials for Ceiling Design

Via retaildesignblog.net (PURE metal ceiling, W&W) All photos via retaildesignblog.net The ceiling is often the forgotten space when designing a residential or commercial interior. While a large part of the budget is spent on wall and floor treatments, the ceiling often ends up painted over and declared finished. However, a unique ceiling with body, architectural interest and a […]

Ceramic Tiles Draw Inspiration from the World of Textiles and Men Suits

Via retaildesignblog.net Designer: estudi{H}ac All photos: retaildesignblog.net Inspiration often spurs from surprising places, as is the case with the WARP tile collection from the Spanish design atelier estudi{H]ac. Sparked by the way tailors work with textiles to shape unique, perfectly fit clothing pieces for every customer, the WARP tiles are meant to assist in creating the same customized […]

Customizable Interior Design Materials – Texture and Relief in Ceramic Tiles

Via designboom.com and retaildesignblog.net Designers: Dsignio (Laccio) and Mosa (Kho Liang le Collection) Photos: designboom.com (Laccio) and retaildesignblog.net (Kho Liang le Collection) The variety in ceramic tile designs is impressive, yet there is always a new source of inspiration, a new twist in an old design, a new way to manufacture the material. Relief tiles, for instance, bring […]

Fish, Dragons and Tiles – How to Create a Sense of Movement in Interior Design

Via retaildesignblog.net (MUT Design SCALES, Buddha Bar scale tiles) Designers: Alberto Sánchez, MUT Design for SCALES; Giles Miller Studio for Buddha Bar scale tile artwork All photos via retaildesignblog.net Interior design artists often find inspiration in nature, yet the results of their creative search are sometimes unexpected. Designed by Alberto Sánchez from MUT Design in partnership with HARMONY, a […]

Using Wool Felt as an Interior Design Material

Via archdaily.com Designers: FilzFelt and Gensler All photos: filzfelt.com Well loved by crafters and sewing enthusiasts, wool felt has found its way into the world of interior design. A creation of FilzFelt and Gensler’s LA office, Link is a modular wall covering that takes full advantage of the qualities of wool felt. The Link concept started […]

Wall Cladding Design Materials – The Many Faces of Aluminum Panels

Via retaildesignblog.com (Longchamp and Clarion Hotel Trondheim) All photos via retaildesignblog.com The use of aluminum panels for wall cladding is a relatively new method in interior design, but Aluphant makes it an attractive option for commercial spaces. Aluminum panels have great functional qualities such as ease of installation and low maintenance, but their main appeal […]

The Aperiodix Tile System – Impeccable Geometry in Interior Design Materials

Via osoindustries.com Designer: Ben Sandell, Situ Studio, Geoff Sosebee and Eric Weil for OSO Industries All photos: osoindustries.com With the concrete tile from OSO Industries, geometry becomes a fascinating subject. Designed as a wall treatment and meant to be the starting point in the creation of highly decorative displays, the tiles bear the signatures of  Ben Sandell, […]

Innovative Interior Design Materials – Leather Tiles for Walls and Floors

Via retaildesignblog.net Designer: Lapèlle Design All photos: lapelledesign.com A new kind of wall and floor treatment is gaining terrain in the world of interior design. The impressive leather tiles created by Lapèlle Design are the end result of a long family history that intersects with creativity and innovation in leather treatment. Lapèlle Design is a brand of the […]

How to Use Wire Mesh as an Interior Design Material

Via retaildesignblog.net Designers and manufacturers: KriskaDECOR, Banker Wire, Cascade Coil Photo of chain curtains: David Bohmann via retaildesignblog.net Using unexpected materials in interior design delivers part of the drama and character that every space needs. Hanging chains and woven wire mesh are only a few materials that have crossed from industrial fields into interior decorating. Here are […]

Sparkling Crystal Fabric by Swarovski Brings Glamor into Interior Design

Via retaildesignblog.net Designer: Swarovski All photos: retaildesignblog.net  Possibilities in interior design just got a little bit more glamorous. Part of the Swarovski Elements collection, Crystal Fabric brings the bling into the designers’ realm of texture and color options. Consisting of a material onto which sparkling cut and uncut crystals are attached, Crystal Fabric belongs to […]

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Interior Design Materials with a Twist – Rugs Do Double Duty as Upholstery Material

Via dezeen.com Designer: Patricia Urquiola All photos: gan-rugs.com While achieving a cohesive interior that brings together color, contrast and balance is not a simple task, designer Patricia Urquiola just made it a little easier. Her collection of hand-stitched rugs meets the market need for unique pieces whose aesthetics steps away from the typical look of traditional lines. […]

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Black and White Restaurant Design Plays on Simplicity

Via retaildesignblog.net Designer: Ramón Esteve Estudio All photos: Alfonso Calza via retaildesignblog.net A drastically reduced chromatic palette can have a great dramatic effect and emphasize, by contrast, the shapes and textures of a space. Designed only in black and white, the Blanc i Negre interior draws a large part of its uniqueness and character from this simple, […]

Romanian Restaurant Design Mixes Greek Columns and Lollipops

Via retaildesignblog.net Designer: Creativ Interior All photos: retaildesignblog.net Contrast is a necessary element in design, yet it is somewhat difficult to master. It is not only the chromatic contrast, but the one obtained by juxtaposing different furniture trends, different textures, even different design styles. The designers of the LollyPop Restaurant and Café in Bucharest, Romania, […]

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Clean Geometric Structures Play Double Role in Patisserie Store Design

Via worldarchitecturenews.com Designers: atelie*r + Bereal All photos © JULIEN FERNANDEZ – Courtesy of atelie*r + bereal via worldarchitecturenews.com Excellent design turns challenges into opportunities. In order to deal with the irregular geometry of the space, the designers of Pâtisserie Antoine in Bordeaux, France, created an interior whose lines not only mask the inconvenient structural and mechanical elements, but are […]

Futuristic Shoe Store Design Treats Shoes as Artwork

Via worldarchitecturenews.com Designer: MVSA Architects All photos: Jeroen Musch via worldarchitecturenews.com In the typical store, shoes are usually treated and displayed as simple products, without any special thought to how their shape or color interact with the interior design of the space. It is as if these functional pieces only ask for functional spaces, so the […]

Modular Market Design Offers Beautiful Display of Organic Products

Via worldnewsarchitecture.com Designer: Latitude All photos: Shannon Fagan via worldnewsarchitecture.com Grocery shopping should be an experience that differs from product to product. At least this seems to be the idea from which the designers of the Original Life Market started when creating the concept behind this 2,000-sq.m commercial space located in Xindong Road, in the heart […]

From Pottery to Floor Bricks – How to Incorporate Tradition into Store Design

Via worldarchitecturenews.com Designer: Yusuke Seki All photos: Takumi Ota via worldarchitecturenews.com To an eco-minded spirit that does not bear to witness the wasting of any resources, the newly renovated Maruhiro flagship store must bring a very particular joy. In an unexpected twist of imagination, discarded pottery pieces take on a new life as a platform […]

Bookshelf Dome Challenges the Visual Perspective in Unique Library Design

Via worldarchitecturenews.com Designer: Anagrama All photos: Caroga via worldarchitecturenews.com As a place where minds are challenged and imagination is fed, libraries are the perfect place for experimenting with new ideas. Seizing the opportunity to give the Conarte library a unique face, the branding, architecture and software development firm Anagrama created a space that plays with visual […]

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Minimalist Cosmetics Store Evokes the Look of an Apothecary

Via worldarchitecturenews.com Designer: Ciguë All photos: The Kalory Agency via worldarchitecturenews.com Minimalism in store design achieves an important objective – it places the focus on the marketed products and offers them the customers’ almost exclusive attention. The design of Aesop’s Covent Garden store by the France-based design firm Ciguë does just this. Keeping the interior simple, it […]

Juice Bar Design Gets the Greenhouse Treatment

Via worldarchitecturenews.com Designer: Kilogram Studio All photos: Scott Norsworthy Located in the PATH’s Commercial Court, Greenhouse Juice is a raw organic juice bar that refreshes the palate of passers-by with natural drinks while offering the eye a break from the commercial looks of local retail spaces. The PATH is a net of extensive underground corridors beneath […]

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Shoelaces Serve as Inspiration for Sneaker Store Design

Via worldarchitecturenews.com Designer: mode:lina architekci All photos: Marcin Ratajczak via worldarchitecturenews.com Anything can become a source of artistic inspiration to a creative mind – including shoelaces. Taking the Run Colors sneakers’ shoelaces as a starting point, the mode:lina designers created a store interior that brings traditional and modern elements together into a unique mix. The beneficiary of these […]