Two of Our Favorite Recent Retail Interiors Feature the Perfect Combo of Colors, Shapes, and Textures
We love an ambitious retail interior, in which a designer has been given a discrete — and often limited — space and budget allowance but a higher level of creative freedom. Two of our favorite recent European interiors are both stores that feature perfect color palettes, contrasting textures, sculptural architectural details, and super statement-y custom furniture. At the Madrid flagship of Hoff, the duo behind Ciszak Dalmas joined forces with Matteo Ferrari to contrast the brand’s sporty, color-blocked sneakers with a powdery pastel interior that includes a covetable bouclé sofa, a central table made of salmon-colored local stone, and sinuous walls coated with a type of mauve-tinted cement called “Mountbatten Pink” that helped camouflage the British Royal Navy during World War II. Further north in Berlin, Vanessa Heepen and Claire Wildenhues have reimagined the fifth floor of the century-old department store KaDeWe, replacing its Silberterrace restaurant with a customer service area, lounge, and soon-to-be-completed new dining space, all lined in dramatic floor-to-ceiling drapery and curved slatted-oak walls. The pair also created two striking custom benches for the project, one out of terrazzo, mint velvet, and smoked glass, and the other upholstered in bright blue with legs made from terrazzo and clear glass. Even if we may not in the market for what either space is offering, we’re still over here taking notes. Scroll down for more.
Hoff by Ciszak Dalmas and Matteo Ferrari
KaDeWe by Vanessa Heepen and Claire Wildenhues