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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kapuhala Koh Samui Tropical Farm and Training Retreat is a new boutique resort on Samui Island, featuring 5 luxury tent residences and 4 independent Seaview “farmhouses”, all with a breathtaking view of Chaweng Noi, one of the island’s most beautiful beach. The possibility of re-establishing a strong connection between human and nature was the main idea that guided the Area-17 Architecture & Interiors project, whose approach was focused on annulling the perception of the detachment between the serene outdoor environment and the comfort of indoor spaces.
Marino is a fast-casual dining concept for street seafood designed by Area-17 Architecture & Interiors. The interiors recreate a dreamlike atmosphere suspended between fantasy and reality. The decoration centers on a main character, Marino the fisherman ideated by the communication agency LIFE, that further develops into a detailed visual merchandising.