Here's what's got us talking this week...
ENG Shanghai's Luxury Concept Store
ENG Shanghai has opened a luxury concept store targeting Gen Z audiences in a space that blends science and reality. The store, located in TX Mall, includes artworks, robotic arms, cyborg mannequins and furniture referencing sci-fi classics, with metallic fixtures and geometric lighting bridging fashion and art. The immersive feel of the futuristic space blurs digital and physical experiences with a focus on the cultural interpretation behind the products.
The North Face x Sonos
The North Face and Sonos have partnered to create the Never Stop Exploring station on Sonos Radio, including nine soundscapes composed by Mikael Jorgensen from the Grammy Award-winning band Wilco. The sounds feature original audio from incredible expeditions taken by The North Face athletes, offering outdoor enthusiasts a sonically transportive and immersive experience captured from natural wonders around the world.
Doshi Levien Unveils Modular Sofa
Doshi Levien has designed a modular sofa for Danish design brand Hay, which takes inspiration from classic sofa design with a bold yet elegant feel. The Quilton has 13 modules with a defined quilting structure for a contemporary look that blends modern design with traditional objects. The sofa nods to the impact of the pandemic on furniture design as consumers look for versatile pieces that can alter the landscape of their homes.
Burberry's Newest Flagship
Burberry’s new Sloane Street flagship store, designed by Vincenzo De Cotiis, unveils the brand’s new global vision set to roll out over the next year. The luxury boutique marries brutalism with classicalism as concrete materials and organically shaped rocky plinths contrast terrazzo and high-gloss fixtures. Panels and curtains transform corners into private consultation rooms utilising modular design to transform spaces efficiently while maintaining a luxury feel.
Dotte Resale Collective
Peer-to-peer marketplace Dotte has unveiled the Dotte Resale Collective, a platform aiming to reduce the impact of fast fashion. The platform encourages parents to buy well and resell, promoting a more circular approach to the short lifespan of kids’ fashion. More and more brands are embracing resale opportunities, creating their own platforms to minimise environmental damage while forming a community of like-minded, brand-loyal consumers.
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