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.
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.
Inside Greenhills Villa, a balanced mix of classical and modern style effortlessly brings to life a feeling of old European sophistication, made of refined details and precious materials. In a space of 600 square meters spread over 4 floors, Area-17 has designed a residence that is truly a "home" for the family who lives in it, where representative spaces alternate with spaces for the family following the common thread of an airy central staircase that connects the different levels with their designated functions.