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iconic awards 2018 for Galeries Lafayette

we are happy to share: Galeries Lafayette has been awarded WINNER at the iconic award: innovative architecture hosted by the german design council.

Galeries Lafayette, istanbul, plajer franz

‘paris meets istanbul’ is the leitmotif of the design concept for Galeries Lafayette in istanbul. it was important to convey the french-parisian design heritage as well as the strength and reputation of the brand while translating it appropriately to this distinct market. in addition, Galeries Lafayette Istanbul is the first department store to implement Galeries Lafayette’s new CI. we had to implement new design elements and for example a new colour range, that has a significant percentage of white along with black, red and gold.

the highlight of the design concept is a large void of 20 meters, connecting all levels of the store. situated above, we designed an extraordinary cupola, made of polished steel prisms. patterned with a new laser-cut technique, the so called “coupole” is an artistic interpretation of the famous cupola at Galeries Lafayette’s headquarter in paris. the pendant lighting installation serves as retail lighting (practical purpose), on the other hand as an artistic installation. the result: an exceptional installation, connecting high tech and beauty.

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ground floor, Galeries Lafayette, istanbul, department store, plajer franz

changing room, Galeries Lafayette, istanbul, department store, plajer franz

Galeries Lafayette, istanbul, department store, plajer franz

 

Retail Design Institute: 2017 store design awards

plajer & franz studio has been developing brand architecture for french luxury department store group Galeries Lafayette since 2005. after redesigns for Galeries Lafayette berlin and the overall planning of department store Galeries Lafayette in jakarta, the french retailer gave plajer & franz the opportunity to design a new department store in istanbul. as in previous projects, plajer & franz studio had been assigned to create the store design with entrance areas and outdoor-facades, translate the new ci into the store design and was in charge of the overall artistic supervision of the project.

Galeries Lafayette, istanbul, plajer franz

the department store’s design unites the brand’s french heritage with an innovative spirit and a contemporary shopping experience. best example of the modern interpretation of the french-parisian style is the archaic “coupole” in the center of the department store, installed above a 20 meter wide atrium. made of polished steel prisms and patterned with a new laser-cut technique, it is the highlight of the design concept and an artistic interpretation of the famous cupola at the retailers’ headquarters at boulevard haussmann in paris. overall the newly interpreted design elements and interesting mixtures of materials like bronze, marble, sandblasted glass or natural wood, as well as special lighting scenarios and color accents create an exclusive an spacious shopping experience. individual furniture designs, complemented by selected antiquities add a private and accommodating atmosphere.

ground floor, Galeries Lafayette, istanbul, department store, plajer franz

changing room, Galeries Lafayette, istanbul, department store, plajer franz

Galeries Lafayette, istanbul, department store, plajer franz

RBN, Retail Brand News, Galeries Lafayette, department store, istanbul, plajer & franz

turkish flair

helmut lippl, former editor in chief of visual merchandising magazine Style Guide, has launched a new project this month: RBN magazine. among other topics, the first issue of RETAIL BRAND NEWS showcases retail projects and department store openings of the past months. we are very pleased to be featured with department store Galeries Lafayette istanbul.

department store, Galeries Lafayette, istanbul

department store opening: galeries lafayette istanbul

we are happy to share the first snapshots from galeries lafayette istanbul. exterior design and store concept have been developed by plajer & franz with the idea to bring a touch of french charm  to the turkish cultural hotspot.

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entrance

department store, Galeries Lafayette, istanbul

the coupole is the highlight department store Galeries Lafayette istanbul

department store Galeries Lafayette istanbul

detail coupole

department store Galeries Lafayette istanbul

department store Galeries Lafayette istanbul