Our Favourites: Three Elaborately Designed Retail Stores by Snøhetta
High-quality materials are used to showcase the goods at the Aesop Store Pitt Street in Australia, the Holzweiler flagship Store and finally, at a small shoe shop for the upmarket brand Faust – the last two in Oslo.
Granite and Sandstone in Sydney: Aesop Pitt Street by Snøhetta
At the Aesop Pitt Street store, Snøhetta clad the interior of a sandstone building in granite as a reference to Christo and Jeanne-Claudes' Wrapped Coast project.
Location: 188 Pitt St, Sydney NSW 2000 (AU)
Wafer-thin Paper: Holzweiler's Flagship Store by Snøhetta
Snøhetta has conceptualised not just one but several fresh designs for the Norwegian fashion label Holzweiler, thus lending new lustre to the brand's flagship store in Oslo and showroom in Lysaker and providing the website a new look. The purist design concept is determined by few sophisticated elements, as befitting the Holzweiler style.
Location Showroom: Lysaker Brygge 23, 1366 Lysaker (NO)
Location Flagship Store: Oscars gate 19, 0352 Oslo (NO)
Attention to Detail: Shoe Shop in Oslo
The design of a small 20-square-metre shoe shop for the noble brand Faust in Oslo looks like a structural homage to Goethe's classic. Snøhetta translates various anecdotes of the literary model into an architectural language and plans everything down to the smallest detail.
Location: Dronning Eufemias Gate 10–14, 0191 Oslo (NO)