Detail Inside, a special edition of the German architecture magazine focusing on interior projects, features a six-page article on the Valentino Flagship Stores in Rome and New York. The article describes the design concept of the Stores, the materials used and includes detailed sectional drawings of the shelf fittings, internal walls, and frames.
David Chipperfield Architects Milan has been working in close collaboration with Valentino creative management since 2008. The concept looks to create spaces of permanence and simplicity reminiscent of classical palazzi. A sequence of rooms, often in enfilade formation, are accessed through threshold portals and inhabited by seemingly transient lightweight display elements. Differing colours, textures, and light allow each space to possess a distinct atmosphere.
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