Practice Projects London/Berlin/Seoul
Jil Sander Concept Store Bond StreetLondon2023

The flagship store for Jil Sander introduces a new design concept from CMK that foregrounds the extensive use of silver-blue Travertine stone in a multiplicity of textures. In creating a space that appears to have been carved out of the stone, the varied applications for floors, walls and staircase are finished differently, accented through textures, either honed or scored. Such a durable, almost natural environment is allowed to age and wear over time, foregrounding the integration of recycled, reused materials.

On the ground floor, two volumes are inserted which hold various functions such displaying, selecting, meeting and sitting in their curved rough shells. This singular monochrome materiality provides a neutral container against which objects in brass, colourful marbles, timber and recycled plastics strike bold notes. A louvered ceiling creates even, gentle lighting with daylight quality, while on the lower ground floor, the lighting is set to create a moodier ambiance.

The flagship store for Jil Sander introduces a new design concept from CMK that foregrounds the extensive use of silver-blue Travertine stone in a multiplicity of textures. In creating a space that appears to have been carved out of the stone, the varied applications for floors, walls and staircase are finished differently, accented through textures, either honed or scored. Such a durable, almost natural environment is allowed to age and wear over time, foregrounding the integration of recycled, reused materials.

On the ground floor, two volumes are inserted which hold various functions such displaying, selecting, meeting and sitting in their curved rough shells. This singular monochrome materiality provides a neutral container against which objects in brass, colourful marbles, timber and recycled plastics strike bold notes. A louvered ceiling creates even, gentle lighting with daylight quality, while on the lower ground floor, the lighting is set to create a moodier ambiance.

Photography

Paul Riddle

Team
Marianne Mueller, Olaf Kneer, Zoe Spittle, Jacobo Mendoza, Valentina Grittini, Ken Qiu Sun, Mina Bae, Konstantinos Evangelou