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2012 Design Award Winners
Softline Specialty Store 3,001 to 7,500 sf
Frye Flagship Store Soho, New York City
This modern approach to Frye‘’s 148-year heritage as a shoemaker features exposed brick walls, decorative columns, 10-inch-wide reclaimed oak flooring, reclaimed barn doors, and 15-foot black tin ceilings accentuated by custom-made brasslighting pendants. The site, formerly a century-old cast-iron factory, allowed for exposed raw materials including brick walls to create a refined industrial environment. Items relating to the shoe manufacturing process, including workbences and toolboxes, were used to create lighting fixtures, furniture pieces, and merchandise displays. The cashwrap is constructed from vintage industrial drawers and blackened steel panels. The lighting, a mix of LED and metal halide including custom-designed dimmable decorative fixtures and daylighting sensors, helped to obtain LEED Silver certification for the store. Miniature LED lighting provides accent lighting across a field of 8,000 brass rings (typically used in Frye‘s boots) hung from leather straps to create a sea of sparkle in the main merchandise area.
Juventus Store Area12 Shopping Center, Turin, Italy
This new sportswear store in the Nike family is located near Turin‘s football stadium entrance. All details of design signify a passion for football, where everything is reminiscent of the stadium. Consumers receive a full immersion into Juventus football club history from product stories to multimedia experiences, including touch screens and live feed from the stadium. The central path is designed to unroll like a tape from the main entrance, leading to a tunnel that then leads to the playing field. The special wall behind the cash desk depicts the team‘s champions using an optical effect. A graphic wall features the neon-lighted logo and walls emphasize product with custom-made team jerseys and lockers incorporating logos. The counter desk is coated in cement grooves that replicate the signatures of important players. Glazed-tile-coated dressing rooms emulate football locker rooms.
- Architect/Retailer NIKE Italy, Bologna, . Italy
- Turnkey Supplier New Store Europe, Lissone, . Italy
- Visual Merchandising Juventus Merchandising, Torino, . Italy
Lacoste 5th Avenue, New York City
The Lacoste flagship‘s prime location on Fifth Avenue meant designers had to create an instant classic. A featured architectural element, the floating, illuminated concrete staircase, offers a 360-degree view. The cantilevered staircase adds a modern sculptural quality to the space with polished stainless steel, low-iron star-fire clear glass balustrades, inset concrete treads, illuminated metal pans, and leather-wrapped hand rails. Subtle brand call-outs include a leather-wrapped handrail reminiscent of tennis racket grip tape, a faux crocodile upholstered wall treatment, and custom crocodile chandelier fixtures. Thirty LCD screens and a new sound system contribute to a lively space. Relocating an elevator and redesigning wall units and fixtures increased the size of the original store by an additional1,000 square feet.
- Architect Design Republic Partners LLP, New York, NY.
- Audiovisual Dru Whitacre Media Services, North Bergen, NJ.
- Electrical/Lighting Dal Electrical Corp., Brooklyn, NY.
- Elevators Transel Elevator, Inc., New York, NY.
- Engineering Fiska, LLC, New York, NY.
- Flooring Get Real Surfaces Inc., Poughkeepsie, NY.
- Flooring Pyramid Floor Covering, Inc., Port Washington, NY.
- General Contracting Shawmut Design and Construction, New York, NY.
- Glazing A-Val Architectural Metal III LLC, Mount Vernon, NY.
- HVAC Manhattan Mechanical Contractors, Inc., New York, NY.
- Millwork TATCO Installations Inc., Maspeth, NY.
- Paint/Coating Caruso Painting & Decorating Corp., New York, NY.
- Photography Thaddeus Rombauer Photography, Brooklyn, NY.
- Retailer Lacoste, New York, NY.
- Signage Spectrum Sign Corp., Clifton, NJ.
- Stairs M. Cohen and Sons, Inc., Broomall, PA.
- Stone/Tile Artisan Stoneworks Corp., Deer Park, NY.