26.05.2020

WWD — Recasting Stores in a Pandemic and its Aftermath

SYBARITE STUDIO Torquil Mc Intosh Simon Mitchell SKPS Beijing launch Photo by Noah Sheldon

Thank you to WWD and to Samantha Conti for including us in today’s article Recasting Stores in a Pandemic and Its Aftermath’ by David Moin. 

WWD asked experts in retail design to discuss their visions for the store of the future, whether retrofitting for right now, or dramatically rethinking the space for the next generation.

Sybarite co-founders Simon Mitchell + Torquil McIntosh contributed alongside a host of respected architects, designers, strategists and futurists: Peter Marino, FRCH Nelson, Marmol Radziner, OMA, Yabu Pushelberg, Kramer Design Group, Callison RTKL, SHoP Architects, Mike Riggs, managing director of retail, IA Interior Architects, Bestor Architecture, BradyWilliams, Standard Architecture, Studio Shamshiri and Geraldine Wharry.

There will be a blurring of boundaries between straight retail acquisition and retail acquisition surrounded by a level of theater in terms of exhibition/​art installations, dining, drinking and sleeping. Case in point is SKP‑S, Beijing, a collaboration between Sybarite, SKP and Gentle Monster where art installations and Future Farms and space tunnels weave their way around the forward-thinking curation of products.” 

Read the full article here.