Villa Moda by Marcel Wanders

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Designer Marcel Wanders has completed the interior of fashion store Villa Moda in Bahrain.

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The heavily patterned interior includes mannequins with mirrors in place of heads.

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More information in our previous story; see also Jaime Hayon's design for Villa Moda in Dudbai.

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Win a copy of new monograph Marcel Wanders - Behind the Ceiling in our competition.

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Here's some more information from Marcel Wanders:

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Villa Moda

Marcel Wanders proudly announces the opening of Villa Moda Bahrain. Villa Moda is a multibrand luxury fashion store founded by Sheikh Majed, one of the driving forces behind fashion in the Middle East. For the interior design of Villa Moda, Marcel Wanders found inspiration in the traditional souk, creating a melting pot of cultures full of surprising details:

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“The souk is the ultimate marketplace, a concentration of innovation and tradition, diversity and intimacy. Lose yourself in labyrinth passages and find yourself anew. We designed Villa Moda Bahrain as an international Babel of fashion, in order to share instead of divide. Meet the people of the own streets; shake hands and learn each other’s language.”villa-moda-by-marcel-wanders-villa_moda_merch-6.jpg

The prestigious Condé Nast Traveller Innovation and Design Awards 2009 short listed Marcel Wanders for the interior design of the Villa Moda store in Bahrain in the Retail category.

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Lead Designer: Marcel Wanders
Design team: Marcel Wanders, Karin Krautgartner, Aino Kavantera
Location: Bahrain, UAE
Client: Sheikh Majed al-Sabah
Completion of Project: June 2008
Photography: Marcel Wanders studio

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  • g

    too bad he went off the deep end…this is like a tv set from the 60′s

  • http://whspr.me/Ps Prof. Z consulting, design coaching

    is it for Chanel?

  • Luxury Larry

    I like the idea of replacing the head with mirror. Is like knowing what the clothes will look like on you without trying it on!

  • jack the ripper

    prof z , please get your ” coco chanel ” history right .

    you might know a thing or two about architecture , but comes to the fashion – the flippant , fluffy art form , you are beside the point .

    thanks

  • WM

    Marcel suddenly looks dated…. ouch

  • http://www.winifredwikkeling.com/blog royal creme

    I adore the mannequin’s mirrored heads and the pearl walls. It is a lot, isn’t it g? I am a bit of a slave to wanders, but I suppose he could have applied the rules of fashion – after styling, take one thing off.

  • slater

    wtf, i thought that we had all agreed that acid was a bad thing and people have mostly quit using it…a little over the top, is an understatement in this case

  • http://whspr.me/Ps Prof. Z consulting, design coaching

    Coco Chanel is humour . There are lot of great ideas …
    Jack the ripper reads this about Marcel :”Wanders will always be known for his uniquely humorous slant on fantasy in real life.”…

  • Hayden

    Marcel SUDDENLY looks dated ? when wasn’t he dated ? He’l be round for a while yet, still plenty of cashed up sheikhs wanting attention and what better way to get it than hire ‘it’ designers from the west.

  • http://www.trendsnow.net Prof. Z consulting, design coaching

    Looks dated ? For me as Good as Mooi but may be you dunnot like Mooi
    You are in Dudbai there not in Milan Salone di Mobile.

    Updated some Coco Chanel coode : chains links +a loot of white pearls + updated by Jean Paul (Goude) Good film with Vanessa Paradis for a Chanel perfume….+ Karl L.

  • Fling

    I like the big insectocutors.

  • Jennifer

    It’s all a bit much for me, but the mirror heads is a brilliant idea

  • Rosario

    You’re work is unique! It’s very beautiful.