Latticed oak screens reference traditional argyle
at Pringle of Scotland's Chengdu store

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Swiss studio Atelier Oï used oak lattice screens to recreate Pringle of Scotland's signature argyle pattern inside the knitwear brand's flagship Asian store, which has just opened in Chengdu, China (+ slideshow).

Pringle of Scotland store in Chengdu by Atelier Oi

Atelier Oï wanted the 240 square metre store to reference the brand's Scottish heritage, which dates from 1815, and chose to integrate the diamond-shaped argyle pattern on various elements within the space.

Pringle of Scotland store in Chengdu by Atelier Oi

Layers of glass and gun metal create overlapping diamonds in the shop window, while shelving, lights and other store fittings also feature the familiar shape.

Pringle of Scotland store in Chengdu by Atelier Oi

"The architects have created a design that draws on their shared values with the Pringle of Scotland brand; a great appreciation of traditional craftsmanship, a tactile relationship with raw materials and a drive for technical innovation," said Pringle of Scotland in a statement.

Pringle of Scotland store in Chengdu by Atelier Oi

The wooden lattice screens partially enclose a space in the centre of the store with shelving units fixed on the inside. Timber panelling covers the floor of the space, marking out a triangular area.

Pringle of Scotland store in Chengdu by Atelier Oi

"The inspiration taken from the brand's Scottish heritage is evident in the use of materials; wood and stone are prevalent and reflect the distinctive landscapes of forest and woodland and dramatic rock formations that define the Scottish scenery where the brand was born," added the team.

Pringle of Scotland store in Chengdu by Atelier Oi

Wooden shelving is suspended from criss-crossing wire cords on the side walls, alongside metal clothing racks for dresses, coats and shirts. Darker wooden shelving units on the lattices provide display space for folded jumpers.

Pringle of Scotland store in Chengdu by Atelier Oi

A glass-topped cabinet displays accessories near the store's wooden counter and an angular cream sofa provides seating for customers. Large mirrors and dressed mannequins complete the interior.

Pringle of Scotland store in Chengdu by Atelier Oi

The store opened on 16 April showcasing the men's and women's spring/summer 2014 collections.

Pringle of Scotland store in Chengdu by Atelier Oi

  • Ar t

    More like a derived set of design from Kengo Kuma’s Starbucks store in Japan.

  • James

    Pretty trite reference isn’t it?! Diamond-shaped Argyle pattern for a Pringle shop! And very little else in terms of design apparently. Aren’t there any Scottish architects that could have done this?

  • Matt H

    Well this looks like it was designed by a committee! Oh so bland.