french department store group Galeries Lafayette has opened a new branch in Istanbul. the store is the first to be opened after a new corporate branding had been introduced to the company. therefore a modern and clear design language had to match the department store chain’s distinctive style. newly interpreted design elements, interesting mixtures of materials, special lighting scenarios and color accents create a holistic shopping experience.
highlight of the design concept is a 20 meter wide atrium. situated above, plajer & franz studio designed an extraordinary cupola, made of polished steel prisms, which had been pressed with a pressure of 80 tons. patterned with a new laser-cut technique, the so called “coupole” is an artistic interpretation of the famous cupola at the retailers’ headquarters in paris.
photos plajer & franz studio