Precious but easy â€“ Universal Design Studio have taken their talents to Tokyo, designing interiors for clothing brand FranQueenSense.
November 3rd, 2008
The new Melbourne office of Universal Design Studio have recently completed the interiors of a FranQueenSense clothing store in Tokyo. The fit-out aims to reinforce the brand’s concept of ‘precious but easy’.
Inspired by the idea of a grand chandelier, Universal used small acrylic disks in a suspended curtain to feature throughout the store. This refracts light from the store and the street outside, making the screen sparkle – creating an almost magical illusion of shapes beyond.
“It animates the store through its subtle movement and the way in which it refracts light,” Mark Simpson from Universal says. “This lends a kinetic and delicate character to the interior.”
With the aim of creating two distinct and interwoven environments within the store, Universal combined elements of the more delicate and ‘precious’ side to the clothing brand, with its simple, more ‘easy’ elements.
Creative use of carpets define the space and materials such as brass, soft carpets, copper and marble add to the precious feeling. With a reduced materials palette and neutral tones, the ‘easy’ part of the store aims to create an intuitive shopping experience.
Universal Design Studio
A searchable and comprehensive guide for specifying leading products and their suppliers
Keep up to date with the latest and greatest from our industry BFF's!
Explore the radical new organisation strategy which accommodates for the hybrid future of work.
Living Edge definitely has the edge when it comes to supplying furniture for the education sector. With a plethora of brands and collections at their fingertips, Living Edge provides the perfect solution for any learning environment.
Bidding farewell to mundane and uninspired office spaces, colour has transformed our workplaces into layered and engaging environments. So we sit down with Karina Simpson, Hot Black’s Workplace Lead, to talk about the influence colour has on the workspace landscape through the prism of Herman Miller’s progressive colour philosophy.
The workplace has changed – and it will continue to evolve. With dynamism at the heart of clients’ requirements, architects and designers at leading practices such as Elenberg Fraser are using and recommending Herman Miller’s OE1 products for the future workplace.
A subtly sculpted and refined solution Dimensions: 400mm(W) x 400mm(D) x 205(H) Applications: Commercial and residential Variations: Available on anthracite glaze on indent Finish: Glazed fine fireclay Designer: Luca Cimarra for StudioBagno
Exhibition New Views 2 in Melbourne questions the future of graphic design.
In this edition of Indesign: the ‘Think Big’ issue, we take an unconventional approach to uncovering the breadth and diversity contained within contemporary education design.
The internet never sleeps! Here's the stuff you might have missed
With the acquisition of Marco Fabrics by James Dunlop Group, we see a swathe of illustrious textile brands fall into our fingertips. From Romo to Black Edition, Villa Nova, Zinc Textiles, Mokum and more.
Architect James Davidson of JDA Co. wants to move the dial faster on making homes safer, insurance cheaper and enabling communities to rebuild better when natural disaster strikes.
In the bid to balance the desire to live amongst nature with the modest footprint of today’s homes, designer Victoria Azadinho Bocconi looks for inspiration in the depths of the Amazon jungle.