Marni New York by Sybarite

London architecture and design practice Sybarite have completed the interior of a new flagship store for fashion brand Marni in New York.

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A stainless steel, tree-like structure rises from the ground floor to the first through an opening in the floor.

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Materials include polished stainless steel, fibreglass and leather.

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Photographs by Paul Warchol.

Here's some more information from Sybarite:

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Sybarite Press Release Text: Project 278 – Marni Madison Avenue NYC

Marni’s new flagship boutique is a stylised take on a gallery of modern art, reflecting the vibrant, bustling and funky atmosphere that is the New York aesthetic. Extending over two floors, abstract shapes and strong lines provide a dramatic backdrop, while sculptural forms display the collection like pieces of art.

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Creating a powerful double-height entrance, a hole is punched through the ceiling into the first floor, an effect repeated at the back of the shop, allowing a giant stainless steel tree to grow up through a trapezoidal opening between the floors.

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Large geometric cut-outs covered with stretched Barrisol fabric provide a theatrical glow from the ceilings. Inspired by the angular simplicity of origami, polished stainless steel panels wrap around the interior walls, anchoring the space.

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While the materials palette of mirror-polished stainless steel, natural fibreglass and luxurious leather is intentionally quite minimalist, the effect is softened by plush carpeting throughout in varying tones of lilac.

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Massive clusters of hanging mannequin pieces are scattered randomly, while backlit fibreglass accessories boxes, circular tiered shoe displays and stylised sunglass-wearing heads provide interesting focal points for the visitor.

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Shop address: 21 E 67 Street, New York
Client: Marni, Milan, Italy (Consuelo & Gianni Castiglioni)
Architect: Sybarite, London, UK (Simon Mitchell, Torquil McIntosh)
Site Architect: Studio Morsa (Donato Savoie)
Main Contractor: Modus srl, Italy (Massimiliano Tiezzi)
Specialist Contractor Soozar, Shanghai, China (Susan Heffernan, Doukee Wang)
Shop Area: 250 m²
Completed: April 2009

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