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Galleries // 2010 Spark:Concept // James Perse Retail Store

James Perse Retail Store

Winner - Gold

Competition: Spark:Concept
Designer: Design Team
Design Type: Spaces, Commercial
Company / Organization / School: Marmol Radziner Architects

The store’s exterior features black stained siding and louvered mahogany doors which extend the length of the storefront. The mahogany louvers are adjustable, enabling the manipulation of light entering the interior space. The doors pivot, open, and stack, allowing the storefront to be completely open to the sheltered exterior deck. What results is a seamless transition between the interior of the store and the exterior deck, which serves as an informal merchandise display area and outdoor living room. The white interior is configured like a home and divided into kitchen, dining, living, and bedroom areas. Tall painted oak cabinetry, teak flooring, and an exposed Douglas fir ceiling add to the beach house atmosphere of the space. Display cabinetry incorporates full height sliding panels which enable visual displays to be easily changed. Solid sliding panels allow for extra stock to be stored on the store floor, thus out of sight but within easy reach. The residential atmosphere invites shoppers to linger while demonstrating how James Perse products can be easily integrated into their daily lives. The store was designed to embody the brand and emulate the lifestyle it is selling.