The Van's flagship store, established in Ryse Hotel in Seoul, features a cutting-edge contemporary look achieved through plywood shoe displays. The new store setup was designed by Andrew Caputo, the hotel's architect, and brings a grungy, industrial feel with its exposed concrete walls and rugged displays. The ensemble was inspired by Donald Judd and Carl Andre, two modern-style American artists.
Maintaining close tied with youth culture, Van's new store is designed as an integrally connected extension of the street. The glass windows paired with the plywood shoe displays make the entire store look like a scaled-up display case. The spartan nature of the space allows the brilliantly hued sneakers to pop, instinctively attracting consumers' eyes as they shop. This sparse look takes influence from modern art exhibitions, allowing the quality products to speak for themselves.
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Vans New Seoul Store Pays Homage to a Modern Art Exhibition
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2. Industrial Retail Design - Opportunity for companies to evoke a grungy and industrial feel in their stores using exposed materials and minimalistic design.
3. Art-inspired Retail Design - Opportunity for companies to incorporate modern art elements into their retail design to create a unique and eye-catching shopping experience.
1. Retail Industry - Retail companies can use the plywood and industrial design trends to create unique in-store experiences that attract customers and promote their brand.
2. Construction Industry - Construction companies can provide customized plywood fixtures for retail displays, utilizing sustainable materials and expertise in industrial design.
3. Art Industry - Artists can collaborate with retail companies to incorporate their work into store designs and create a seamless integration with the products being sold.