Marni Sloane Street, London Shop, Store

Marni Sloane Street, Sloane St Shop, London Retail Project, English Design

Marni London : Sloane Street Store

Clothes Shop in the West End, England, UK – design by Sybarite

25 Nov 2009

Marni Sloane Street

London

2003

Design: Sybarite

Marni Sloane Street Store

Address: 26 Sloane St, London SW1X 9NE

Phone: 020 7245 9520

Incorporating organic sculptural elements, the design for Marni’s flagship London store creates a unique sense of visual connectivity that encourages full exploration of the two level shop. The gleaming white resin ground floor seamlessly stretches up to the first floor so that both levels appear attached. Stainless steel steps have been cut into the inclined wave that connects the floors and add to the flowing sense of movement. Polished stainless steel rails, used for displaying merchandise, migrate freely through the space like legs of futuristic insects.

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The mirrored metalwork undulates and wraps its way through the three primary shop areas forming a continuous, fluid line without the need for floor fixtures. Colour plays an important role in creating this fantastic space, with a vibrant red ceiling pierced by large, custom-made elliptical light fittings. All the while, the clothes themselves catch diffused white light that highlights patterns and textures. Softly carpeted cut-out seating areas are featured in each shopping zone and a separate VIP space houses private fitting rooms and elliptical seating in white leather.

Marni Sloane Street London – Building Information

Shop address: 26 Sloane Street, London SW1X 9LQ
Client: Marni, Milan, Italy (Consuelo & Gianni Castiglioni)
Architect: Sybarite, London, UK (Simon Mitchell, Torquil McIntosh)
Specialist Contractor: Marzoratti Ronchetti (Stefano Ronchetti, Roberto Travaglia)
Structural Engineer: Techniker, Ltd. (Matthew Wells, Megan Maclaurin)
Photographer: Richard Davies
Shop Area: 406 m²
Completed: Aug 2003

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