• Solange Azagury-Partridge

    Nine stores worldwide

    • Date:
    • 2009-13
    • Client:
    • Solange Ltd
    • Value:
    • Witheld
    • Floor Area:
    • Various

    Solange Azagury-Partridge
    Nine stores worldwide

    Working with the renowned designer and jeweller, Solange Azagury-Partridge’s dramatic interior concept, we were the Architects of nine luxury stores around the world including in New York, Los Angeles, Singapore, Hong Kong and London.

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    Solange’s concept behind each store is described by Suzy Menkes as “a surreal Alice in Wonderland” take on the grand English house, a fantasy townhouse with richly encrusted heritage plasterwork ceilings, velvet clad paneled walls in vivid emerald, ruby and gold and Solange’s psychedelic Moroccan rugs. Bespoke illuminated display cases and richly upholstered furniture add to the extraordinary atmosphere of this theatrically lit salon.

    • LA store – Winner of The City of Beverly Hills Architectural Design Awards 2011

  • Bumble and Bumble

    New York

    • Date:
    • 2007
    • Client:
    • Bumble and Bumble
    • Value:
    • Witheld
    • Floor Area:
    • 300m2

    Bumble and Bumble
    New York

    “Designing for the beauty world is all about stripping away and authenticity. It was only a matter of time before it fell into the hands of the architects.” Vogue

    This major US hair salon and retail products company is housed in an eight storey building in the meatpacking district of New York. The design introduces a series of moveable layers and elements to this top-floor space and the salon below to break it down into pockets of activity blurring the traditional boundaries between retail, gallery, cafe, and photography studio.

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    The main device is a series of bespoke perspex tube screens on castors reminiscent of giant shampoo foam bubbles. These ‘bubble screens’ incorporate demountable shelves and drawers and graphic display panels.

  • Selfridges

    London

    • Date:
    • 2002
    • Client:
    • Selfridges
    • Value:
    • Witheld
    • Floor Area:
    • Not applicable

    Selfridges
    London

    Inspired by Richard Avedon’s iconic photograph of Marilyn Monroe, this pop-up design for Selfridges department store included a five-storey Christmas installation of shimmering sequins and light suspended in the main atrium.

  • English Eccentrics

    London

    • Date:
    • 2008
    • Client:
    • English Eccentrics
    • Value:
    • Withheld
    • Floor Area:
    • 480 m2
    The architects have very successfully broken up a large imposing area into more intimate zones with hanging display panels that are versatile and charming. Helen and Colin David, English Eccentrics

    English Eccentrics
    London

    Fashion brand English Eccentrics wanted to transform their showrooms, housed in a characterful listed sorting office in North London, into a destination retail and art installation space.

    In direct contrast to the vibrant colour palette of the products a neutral setting was proposed, dominated by canvas. Working with a theatrical scenery company, a range of adaptable flaps and shelf pockets stitched into suspended panels were designed to provide a flexible display system – a playful appropriation of traditional tent frame construction.

  • Leviev

    London

    • Date:
    • 2005
    • Client:
    • Leviev
    • Value:
    • Withheld
    • Floor Area:
    • 300 m2
    The shop design is the most perfect expression of today’s new understated, low-key luxury. Vivienne Becker, Vanity Fair

    Leviev
    London

    “The new Leviev salon in London’s Bond Street takes the jewellery world onto an entirely new level, both in terms of the rare and valuable diamonds it showcases, and the elegance and modernity of the salon itself. The shop design is the most perfect expression of today’s new understated, low-key luxury; welcoming and relaxed, yet immediately conjuring up an atmosphere of intense connoisseurship with an emphasis on exquisite materials and fine details.”
    Vivienne Becker, Vanity Fair

    The basis of the design is a bold step away from the conventional glass boxes on pedestals surrounded by sales desks. Instead the mood is that of an elegant Mayfair town house where display cases have been integrated into breakbespoke ‘domestic’ furniture. A polished plaster wall and limestone floor contrast with soft pleated silk and delicate chiffon on the opposite walls. Additional stores have opened in New York, Singapore, Moscow and Dubai.