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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Rebranding with Design

Compiled by Teresa Simon
Photography: Courtesy B+H Architects

India Art n Design features Paul & Shark Falgship designed by B+H Architects
Paul & Shark Flagship, Hong Kong

Paul & Shark's new flagship store demonstrates how design can refresh a brand...

Rejuvenating a brand speaks volumes about the brand identity, its USP and its projected future, all rolled into a single wholesome experience. When B+H Architects were asked to work on the new flagship store in Hong Kong to augment the launch of Paul & Shark into the Asian markets, they capitalized on two aspects: fine craftsmanship and innovative spirit of the brand.

India Art n Design features Paul & Shark Falgship designed by B+H Architects
Framed Views

Being a premium luxury sportswear brand, the 3,500 square feet store adopts the classic Italian minimalist elegance blended with contemporary archetypal elements such as steel, wood, glass and leather. A series of arches, clad in glass and eucalyptus wood, optimize the existing retail area and divide the space into sections of display shelves. Eucalyptus shelves and back-lit translucent glass walls offer a clean palette, keeping the focus on the merchandise.

India Art n Design features Paul & Shark Falgship designed by B+H Architects
Sectional  Displays

The main entrance and windows lead the way through vertical blinds of wood and steel, whose double sides offer visual transparency into the store and flexibility for window setting, along with an LED screen on the side, showcasing the latest collection.

India Art n Design features Paul & Shark Falgship designed by B+H Architects
Signature Elements - Inside & Outside
India Art n Design features Paul & Shark Falgship designed by B+H Architects
Feature Wall - Luxury Collection Lounge

Inspired by the rolling waves, the navy blue aluminum sheet patchwork of the fa├žade creates shimmering curves and glittering ripples, emphasizing the Paul & Shark logo ahead of the abundance of luxury brands along Canton Road, where the flagship is situated. The exterior blue metal facade finds a fitting complement in a wavy wood feature wall that contributes to the natural and warm ambiance indoors. The area around the feature wall doubles up as a luxury collection lounge, heightening the shopper’s experience.

India Art n Design features Paul & Shark Falgship designed by B+H Architects
Custom-designed Furniture

To further deliver brand consistency, B+H have also custom designed the clothing hangers and all luxury lounge furniture. The redesigning exercise is ably hand-held by Paul & Shark’s Managing Principal, Susanna Swee and Design Principal, Jean Sebastien Bourdages.

Following this success, the B+H design has been applied in Paul & Shark stores in Milan, Mexico and Istanbul; Macau, Shanghai and Chengdu stores.






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