Artemide Flagship Store Taiwan by CROX

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Italian lighting manufacturer Artemide opened their Taiwan flagship store in Taipei, designed by Taiwanese architects CROX, last month.

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The ceiling, walls and desk consist of a single, curvilinear form made of fibre-reinforced polymer.

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Installed with large, glass windows, the interior is finished with glossy paint to give the illusion of a larger space.

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Here's some more information from Crox:

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Responding to Artemide philosophy, lighting is a source of physical pleasure and mental comfort, CROX beautifully embellishes the first Artemide Flagship Store in Taipei Downtown with the concept of the brightness and the sense of hope by interpretating the scene of sunlight breaks through the could.

From concept to realization of the design, CROX uses the high strength yet light weight fiber-reinforced polymer(FRP) to make one piece freeform possible; extending from the ceiling to the wall and forming the counter desk. The hanging form covers the posts and beams creating the surreal atmosphere.

Carefully crafted and installed by the experience FRP maters, this sculptural composition is finished with glossy paint to give a visual illusion of a large store space.

The two-floor store installing with the big window glasses evoking the nearby neighborhood through the engaging reflection and curvilinear form.
CROX International Co., Ltd.

Influenced by Rem Koolhaas, the world famous architectural theorist and his landmark publication S, M, L,XL, CROX is established with the belief that the relationship between the users and the environment must reach the state of equilibriums in all space design projects. From metropolis plan, city landscape, interior decoration, exhibition design, scenery creation to window display, CROX has successfully overcome the traditional space definition and presented a new experience of communication without boundaries.

As one of the world’s most inspired space design firms, CROX embraces every project type from all geographic regions and budget levels. With the enormous energy and insights from the global specialists, the team is committed to collaborating with clients and their ideas. CROX is continuously works in the productive team-cooperation system to deliver the inventive marketing conformity through design satisfaction.

  • modular

    Cool… this is the most horrible thing I’ve ever seen on Dezeen

  • gaque

    If you’re interested in a good chuckle, read the project description from the designers. Hee hee! When will the cheesiness stop? :p : )

  • garth n.

    text is a bit sappy & verbose, but i like the design.

  • wentao

    not a good background for lights

  • Tyson Hosmer

    Wobbly geometry.

  • yuki

    Good photo , good lighting …..but the project….. ? detail ?

  • nikola

    cool! Totaly Tim-Burtonish! :))

  • lmbl

    in fact….soso

  • http://whspr.me/Ps Prof. Z “the most horrible thing I’ve ever seen on Dezeen”

    “the most horrible thing I’ve ever seen on Dezeen”
    Artemide is a world leader in lighting . This leading italian design company in directed by a genius of lighting and has in catalogue the most innovative designers of lighting …

  • biboarchitect

    sorry Prof. Z, but that doesnt mean that this is a good thing.. its horrible.

  • Japr

    Prof Z, you’re right, but this store doesn’t reflect the company’s policy/design rigourosness. ok with clichèe organic blobby stuff, but this thing doesn’t even look like well executed. the unsharp voids in the ceiling…, the thread curtain…., only the magician coming right out of it missing…….

  • toodles

    Prof Z. you read too many things and don’t make decisions for yourself. Regardless who Artimide is and represents, this particular project is a complete mistake. Rubbish. Lack of direction.

  • kid chrome

    I really like it. It takes you to a different time and place, away from reality…surreal even. I feel the intended interpretation. Not mundane and uniform like most lighting displays. Multi-dimensional.

  • sunshine design

    looks like the flintstone residence in 2100 !! well done you worlds best team of architects ….. cheers and crox !!

  • joris

    Maybe the design just doesn’t work well on camera? I don’t like it either though. To me, the lamps (is it a death sin to call them lamps?) tend to disappear in the surrounding. The problem with fashion is that you go in and out of it, and not necessarily at the same time as others. The curtain looks like a $2 fix for some hi-tech floating door mechanism that broke down five minutes before the official opening of the store. Great to keep insects out though. Hilarious project description indeed.
    All things considered, thanks to the Dezeen people for the neverending work.

  • Daniel Shi

    I visited this store a couple days ago, consturuction quality is poor. No details at all!

  • sam

    I visited this store yesterday, the groud floor space is styling. But i like first floor more. the first floor is pure black space. it emphasizes the unsophisticated black -.