I love a good restoration and I especially love one with a great backstory, which is why I am so excited about today’s project. Acne Studios recently unveiled their newly restored flagship store in Stockholm and it is gorgeous!
Located in a former bank, this building has quite the backstory. In 1973 there was a well known six day hostage crisis at the bank. The aftermath of the hostage situation resulted in the famous psychological term known as “Stockholm Syndrome”.
Barcelona based architecture firm Arquitectura- G is behind the newly unveiled restoration and they were clearly the perfect partner for Acne Studios as the final result is minimal and quiet luxury, exactly like the brand’s well known aesthetic.
The original design of the building included marble columns and after stripping everything back to it’s bare bones, Arquitectura-G choose to enhance the neo-classic design by adding additional columns to areas such as the fitting rooms. By painting the walls the same colour as the columns, the final result is a monumental marble lovers dream land. To complete the stunning marble design, British furniture designer Max Lamb created five oversized marble tables which have been place throughout the shopping area of the store.
To sharply contrast with the grandiose design and material throughout the space, sleek and minimal office style lighting designed Benoit Lalloz was used. I love how it balances out the space and elevates the design from looking too heavy.
This space is an Acne shoppers dream, offering an elevated yet cool environment to shop for the gorgeous offerings that Acne produces season after season.
What do you think of this design? Let me know in the comments below.
Thank you for stopping by Stylishly Zen today and I hope that you have a beautiful day! XXS
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