Ciguë designs woven bamboo screens
for Isabel Marant's Bangkok store

| Leave a comment
 

Handcrafted woven bamboo screens are suspended in sections to cover the ceiling and walls of this Isabel Marant boutique in Bangkok by Parisian studio Ciguë.

Isabel Marant store Bangkok by Cigue

Ciguë created 236 screens in different shapes and sizes for the flagship Thailand store of French fashion house Isabel Marant, covering the walls with up to three layers to create an overlapping effect.

Isabel Marant store Bangkok by Cigue

Located in the new Central Embassy department store, the boutique was designed to reference Thai craft culture, providing a counterpoint to "the generic slickness of globalised branding".

Isabel Marant store Bangkok by Cigue

The intricate bamboo screens were handmade by local Thai craftsmen, and woven in three different patterns and densities.

"The final pattern was obtained by covering the entire surface of the space with a giant and continuous skin made of the screens," the studio told Dezeen. "Then little by little some screens were removed or 'erased' and the white walls appeared, to bring more light and air around the clothes."



Isabel Marant store Bangkok by Cigue

While some screens are suspended from the ceiling to form a hanging installation that resembles a chandelier, others cover the walls in the corners of the store, spanning all the way down to the floor.

Isabel Marant store Bangkok by Cigue

One wall is lined with floor-to-ceiling tinted mirrors, while the others feature exposed concrete surfaces that offer a continuation of the bare concrete floor. These are complemented by additional details in brass and dark wood.

Hexagonal wooden tables covered with a layer of white plaster provide display platforms for shoes and accessories.

Isabel Marant store Bangkok by Cigue

Isabel Marant Bangkok is one of six international stores that Ciguë has designed for Isabel Marant, including one in Shanghai with a wooden cabin at its centre. The firm has also worked with skincare brand Aesop, creating stores in London's Covent Garden and Le Marais in Paris.