The Iris Ceramica Group showroom in Milan is located in the city center, in an elegant building formerly occupied by a bank. The project by Area-17 Architecture & Interiors covers 750 square meters on three levels, each one with a specific functional vocation expressed through the interior design.
Area-17 has been working for a long time with many companies in the retail industry. The present situation caused by COVID-19 seriously affected their business commerce. We felt that the right thing to do was starting a conversation with them to envision alternative solutions matching the current lifestyle, which could be a reoccurring future scenario.
Area-17 worked together with Juventus FC team to design the new company’s APAC offices located in the Central district of Hong Kong, one of the most renowned international business hubs. The leading ideas behind this overseas agency are strengthening the brand’s awareness worldwide and fostering a close relationship with global and regional partners.
Area-17 Architecture & Interiors is proud of making a contribution to the Panerai multi-storey flagship store in Canton Road, one of the most exclusive shopping areas in Hong Kong. On one side, the classic refined interiors refer to the brand identity, meanwhile on other side, technology and innovations are introduced by Area-17 on the 8th floor that offer an interactive and engaging shopping experience to the clients of the venue, on the first Panerai accessories room in the world.
Löwengrube breweries draw inspiration from traditional Bavarian bierstube and combine the idea of celebrating Oktoberfest all year long with the traditional sense of Italian warm hospitality. Area-17 Architecture & Interiors designed a flexible concept that adjusts to the two dining formats of the restaurant chain. The new concept characterizes them both with an iconic Bavarian aesthetic flair.
K&Irene is a jewellery brand of French heritage that recently opened its first store at Peninsula Hotel in Shanghai. Area-17 Architecture & Interiors designed a new retail concept enhancing the brand identity as well as oversaw the realization of the Shanghai boutique. As a precious piece of antique jewelry, the more you get closer the more the store reveals itself in a combination of sophisticated details.
As workspaces have becoming increasingly hybrid environments, Area-17 Architecture & Interiors designed a 2019 Iris Ceramica stand where relation and exhibition live side by side up to blending together. The display happens within the rarefied complexity of an architectural landscape that defines both areas and functions.
In the process of defining an innovative approach to local shopping, Alibaba Group asked Area-17 to design a new concept for convenience stores located in business districts and office areas. Named 盒马 F2 - Fast & Freshade, it sees the first tangible application in a 400 sqm store in Shanghai highly specialized to meet the needs of a clear-cut target of young business-people.
Area-17’s design for the patisserie L’Amour aims to create a place where one can escape from his daily routine, an enchanted universe where the whole senses are stimulated by a seamless correspondence between taste and sight, olfaction and touch. The boutique combines sensoriality and functionality. Thanks to varied configurations of interiors and seating, it is the perfect venue for a relaxing break alone or with friends.
Inside Mia Fringe Studio guests will discover endless possibilities to express their creativity, and they will leave transformed into a surprisingly new version of themselves. Mia Fringe Studio is then an extraordinary place of research, discovery, and metamorphosis. Area-17 designed the beauty salon as an enchanted forest where this magic happens, with an overarching aesthetic clearly hinting to manga culture.