William Russell’s concept for Christian Louboutin’s men’s shoe boutique in Selfridges has been shortlisted for a World Interior News award.
Selfridges has the largest dedicated men’s shoe department in the world, selling over 250 brands. The boutique offers a luxurious space in this crowded retail environment.
Russell and his team were briefed to create an immersive, masculine environment that captured the theatricality of Christian Louboutin’s designs. Contrasting materials and textures express this sense of drama and reflect the joyfulness that is synonymous with the personality of the French designer.
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Quick Link: William Russell’s Mouki Mou Store Featured on The Independent Map Co.
William Russell and team have designed Nigel Cabourn’s new flagship store in London. Based in Covent Garden, the store is Cabourn’s first outside of Japan.
The interior of the store reflects the brand, which is inspired by traditional British military uniforms and the iconic outerwear of famous explorers. As with all of Cabourn’s stores, the London edition takes aesthetic clues from old army gyms.
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Quick Link: John Rushworth’s Index Ventures Identity Noted on Brand New
For almost twenty years, Index Ventures has been helping to shape how we see and interact with the world. As Europe’s leading venture capital firm, they have collaborated with iconic digital companies like asos, Dropbox, Skype and Soundcloud.
To reflect their unique approach to investment, Pentagram’s John Rushworth and Eddie Opera have created a new identity and website for the firm.
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Quick Link: 10 Years of Pentagram Designs for WITNESS
Pentagram’s Harry Pearce hosted a live Twitter Q&A on 12 September about his latest work with human rights charity WITNESS. The project is mural of six activists who are each painted, sprayed or stencilled by a street artist in their own distinct personal styles.
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Every year, the London Design Festival (LDF) invites some of the world’s leading designers and architects to experiment with new materials and processes in landmark projects. These projects are focal points for the festival and are often in iconic spaces in London.
One of the landmark projects for LDF 2014 is ‘Precision & Poetry in Motion’ by Barber & Osgerby and BMW, an installation of two giant, curved mirrors in the V&A museum’s Raphael Gallery. The mirrors rotate at the top of the gallery, reflecting and distorting Raphael’s Cartoons and visitors alike.
Domenic Lippa and his team have designed a book to accompany the exhibition. The book uses mirrored typography throughout, from its packaging to its content. Its cover is made of mirrored board paper, further echoing its subject.
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Last night, the London Design Medal was awarded to French design duo Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec. As with previous years, Domenic Lippa and his team designed the graphics for the awards as part of his work with LDF.
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