shop 03 by i29 interior architects: FrameStore 2.0


shop 03-1, i29 interior arcitects, shop decoration, retail decorating ideas

Having successfully opened a temporary store earlier this year, Frame Magazine decided to continue at a new location. i29 interior architects were asked again to design their retail environment. At Felix Meritis, the monumental 'Zuilenzaal' was transformed into a mirrored universe to reflect and intensify its grandeur. There could not have been more contrast with the new location at Herengracht 178, a serene completely white space. 

Again, the Frame Store should offer a three-dimensional experience of the magazine – a creative and innovative universe that surprises and inspires. Working within a totally different context, i29 interior architects proposed a radical concept; two shops in one, two contradictory experiences in one space. One white and rectangular installation versus one black and diagonal; A white museological experience apposing a black shop experience full of products. Frame store works in the intersection between art, design, architecture and fashion. The interior design is based on the changeability of such a diverse shop. Flexibility and being able to change the store identity completely was our main focus.

shop 03-2, a three-dimensional experience of the magazine, black and white shop

shop 03-8, triangular shaped display boards in black stained wood, store design ideas

Looking from the front, an installation of white panels and black frames floats in all the white space. Hanging from walls, floors and ceiling these panels intend to function as a white canvas. The content of this ‘canvas’ can be changed as all front panels are easily replaceable. Personalized presentations on particular themes can be exposed. The use of text and graphic art are linking back to the magazine’s origins. But they also enable artists to be invited by FRAME Magazine to completely make over the environment.

shop 03-5, white panels and black frames, shop decoration

Looking from back to front, the shop offers a totally different experience; triangular shaped display boards in black stained wood show the actual products behind the front panels. The contrast of these two worlds within one shop surprises. In order to enlarge and amplify this contrast, all choices made are contradictory: black versus white, square vs triangular and empty vs full. During the opening party, conceptual artist Niek Pulles presented a series of masks called Future tribes. Detailed portraits of these artworks where showed at the front panels. 

shop 03-6, triangular shaped display boards in black stained wood, retail decorating ideas

shop 03-10, shelves behind panels, retail design ideas

Also a graphic opening installation ‚NEW’ was displayed over several panels playing with the multi dimensionality. Both presentations clearly show the impact and possibilities of the approach combining 2d and 3d presentation in one store. The new Frame store again offers a sensory experience.

shop 03-3, graphic installation, minimal concept store design

shop 03-11, graphic installation on store mannequins

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