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A new generation of entertainment venues mediates between the public and private experience of VR, helping to overcome users’ embarrassment.
New York City – Michael Krantz, the production designer for HBO’s My Favorite Shapes, speaks of the unorthodox design intent behind Julio Torres’ new comedy special.
London – Sonos took to a record store in London to show visitors, by way of sound layers and brainwaves, how difficult it actually is to bring now commonplace music to our ears.
Paris – Three months after its opening, how is the Galeries Lafayette Champs Élysées faring when it comes to the overall in-store experience?
London – We launched our St-W Awards 2020 calendar with a panel discussion on a rather pressing matter: Are design awards actually necessary?
Milan – A Space for Being measures the spaces that make individuals feel most comfortable. The experience made me come to terms with my internalized spatial racism.
Amsterdam – Shanghai-based designer Li Xiang remembers a time when offline retailers would skimp on design budgets. How did that change so much in barely five years?
Amsterdam – At the 2019 St-W Lab, Brazilian designer Humberto Campana explained how his work is a Trojan horse that uplifts and empowers impoverished communities.
New York City – The new Celine flagship on Madison Avenue is nearly indiscernible from Hedi Slimane’s previous spatial iterations for other fashion houses.
As more American states legalize recreational cannabis, dispensaries are getting the luxury retail treatment. And there’s something wrong with that.
Berlin – The suitcase brand’s new Berlin store, by Universal Design Studio, is a fantastic execution of the client brief. And yet, that doesn’t seem right.
Tokyo – In this essay, originally featured in our book about Schemata Architects, founder Jo Nagasaka discusses the role of retail design vs smartphones.
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