A giant octopus animated for few months the ION Orchard shopping centre’s atrium. It belonged to Panerai pop-up store, a nautically-themed universe set up to not only celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Panerai Luminor, but also serving as temporary holding grounds whilst its flagship boutique within the same mall underwent a refurbishment.
Golden Goose pop up store opened inside the Haitang Bay Duty Free Shopping Complex in Sanya, China. A minimalistic box with an industrial flair, its aesthetic hints to shipment boxes containing something the receiver has long wished for.
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.
In 2020 Area-17 Architecture & Interiors oversaw the project management of the Moncler store inside the Vattanac Shopping Mall in Cambodia. Infused with slabs of black and white marble with polished chrome accents, its aesthetic talks about luxury and extremes at the same time.
Panerai’s boutique in Singapore is located in the prestigious ION Orchard shopping centre, on the renowned Orchard Road. The design was created to highlight the transparency and luminosity of this space while the wide ledwalls inside the windows add a touch of dynamism to the display.
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.
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.
During the past few years, the French maison has been successfully expanding its presence in the Asia-Pacific region with Area-17's supportive role involving both new openings and renovations.
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.
The Iris Ceramica Group showroom in London is a laboratory where people meet, interact, get inspired, learn, and nourish their creativity. Area-17 designed the interiors as if they were real-life environments, where the emotional and expressive potential of ceramics translates into furniture and solutions actively engaging visitors in the product’s storytelling. Distancing itself from a traditional way of exhibiting, the showroom revolves around a loose idea of connection, fully embracing the tentacular, dynamic vibe of the Old Street area.
A very young Italian fashion brand but already globally renowned in the fashion scene, Plan C, has opened its first international 100 sqm flagship store in Aoyama, an elegant district in Tokyo. Area-17 has developed and translated the original concept by Florentine-based artist Duccio Maria Gambi into architectural and exhibition elements.
Bell is the snapshot of a movement. The truncated-cone volume synthetizes the shape of a real bell, whose oscillation is captured in a single instant. The incline of the lamp implies dynamism, an unstable temporary balance, which strikingly contrasts the obvious static nature that belong to an object of such great dimensions.