In times of economic grief, the world of retail becomes a battlefield to attract customers and with so many brands on the market, it takes bold strokes to prevail from the rest. Every few months it seems a new flagship has opened, and brands are making their mark on the map with a radical and explosive architectural vision.

Retailers constantly hunt for established architects and designers to apply their academic sensibilities to elevate a brand in order to create an impressive design. For emerging firms and designers, the chance to create a cool concept store for an establish brand is the way to brand your name on the global design stage.

Design Contract present selection of 10 amazing and inspirational retail spaces design projects of 2014.

ERWIN SATTLER Boutique by J&Co Design, Shanghai – China

Entering the space from the entrance along the Beijing East Road, the materials on the wall is an expansion of the red brick wall from the outer surface of the building, and through the herringbone parquet flooring, connects the building itself with the historical elements.

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Impressive interior inspiration for wach lovers or jewelly stores owners which search unique limited edition details, like safe “Baron” from Boca do Lobo to “spice” their ratail project or offer something unique to offer for their top clients private residence decor. Amazing_Retail_Space_Design_Projects_2014-BARON GOLD-HD Amazing Retail Space Design Projects 2014 Amazing Retail Space Design Projects 2014 Amazing Retail Space Design Projects 2014 BARON GOLD HDAteliers Auguste store, Paris

Ateliers Auguste opened its doors in December 2013 in the trendy neighborhood of La Bastille ; not far from King Chef Alain Ducasse’s « La Manufacture du Chocolat », « Le Septime » – one of the new most desirable Starred restaurants – but also a few steps away from hip stores such as French Trotters concept store, Edwin and Misericordia Flagship stores…

The store displays the Ateliers Auguste collection of bags for men, that are carefully crafted from the finest and most resistant materials in the West of France, in a 60 years old workshop. Our inspiration comes from stylish urban mobility – classic sport cars, motorbikes and bikes. Ateliers Auguste store also offers a fine selection of books and exclusive accessories that are curated because they share our social and environmental concerns.

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Bang & Olufsen flagship store by Johannes Torpe Studios, Copenhagen – Sweden

The collective visions for the new store unite in a successful integration of design elements that ultimately create beautiful sound and magical experiences, which is the essence of the Bang & Olufsen brand.

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CENTRO FELICITA SENDAI by SURE SiGN, Sendai – Japan

Bridal Jewelry Shop. Is not only interior design, web site graphics and also performed as a director as a total branding.

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Todd Snyder store, Tokyo – Japan

The permanent store measures 1,200 sq.ft. [112 sqm.], spread over three floors of a modern structure. Dubbed the townhouse in good preppy fashion, the store interior references a classic tailor shop, and modern elements and materials are paired with a curated range of vintage props to reinforce the design concept.

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Louis Vuitton Townhouse at Selfridges by Curiosity, London

Inside department store Selfridges in London, the three-storey Louis Vuitton ‘townhouse’- a play between tradition and contemporary fashion – awaits. To create a dialogue between old and new, designers Curiosity played with the visual effects of soft and sharp focuses. Luis Vuitton atmosphere inspire numerous interior and product designers, you can even buy limited edition safes, like “Boheme” from Boca do Lobo to give some scent of luxury for retail space or pritate residence project…

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GRAZ showroom by NAP Architects, Tokyo – Japan

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DFS Galleria by rkd retail/iQ, Singapore

Shiny surfaces, surface-lit glass reinforced gypsum organic forms, and fritted glass in rear-illuminated and non-illuminated form create a dreamlike atmosphere. Swirling soffits funneling down to connect with fixtures feature cutouts resembling schools of fish.

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Moschino boutique by Michele De Lucchi, Milan – Italy

Discover the new concept for Moschino’s historic boutique at Via Sant’Andrea in Milan by architect Michele De Lucchi. Moschino’s eclectic style is the perfect inspiration for a project that creates the new image of the fashion house.

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PKZ Women flagship store by Schweitzer Group, Zurich – Switzerland

In the new PKZ store urban women can experience fashion in new surprising and inspiring ways on 2,300 m².Renowned brand names have been added to the existing range of brands and the shoes department has one of best choice of styles you have ever seen. The largest premium fashion store in Switzerland actually looks like a department store while it sells nothing but fashion.

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