David Thulstrup designs minimalist boutique for Mark Kenly Domino Tan
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Mark Kenly Domino Tan store by Studio David Thulstrup

Studio David Thulstrup designs minimalist boutique for Mark Kenly Domino Tan

Studio David Thulstrup combines pale pink panels, glass bricks and birch veneer in this minimalist store in Copenhagen for fashion designer Mark Kenly Domino Tan.

Opened in August 2018 on Copenhagen's Strandstræde, the flagship boutique is the Danish fashion designer's first ever retail store.

Mark Kenly Domino Tan store by Studio David Thulstrup

Designed to mirror the minimalist style of Tan's collections, the interior is a neutral space with strong architectural expressions that pay homage to the designer's structured tailoring.

These architectural statements include a series of rectangular panels with granular surfaces in a parchment colour that are detached from the store's soft grey painted walls. The panels are designed to frame the clothing racks, so that the space itself recedes into the background.

Mark Kenly Domino Tan store by Studio David Thulstrup

Other features include a wall made up of 100 square glass bricks, with a ripple effect that allows natural light to filter into the space, and a chunky display table made from birds-eye birch veneer, which is used to showcase accessories and books in the centre of the space.

"As it's Mark's first store I wanted to create the perfect framework to highlight the minimalist, classic and feminine silhouettes he is renowned for," said David Thulstrup, principal of the Copenhagen-based studio.

Mark Kenly Domino Tan store by Studio David Thulstrup

"It's a beautiful early-20th-century store with walls that aren't straight and beaten-up wooden floors which I retained, and then I added these architectural interventions that become a modern focal point," he continued.

"Mark places strong emphasis on materials, often using the fabric as a foundation of a collection, so we want to reflect that in our material choices."

Mark Kenly Domino Tan store by Studio David Thulstrup

Thulstrup's studio also designed minimalist freestanding metal clothes rails that present the label's ready-to-wear collection and a custom daybed covered in a soft white boucle fabric, which sits at the back of the store.

"As well as ready-to-wear, Mark has an atelier service making exquisite custom clothing but he wants the overall experience of the store to be welcoming and unpretentious, and that's where the colour palette and the daybed comes in," added the architect.

Mark Kenly Domino Tan store by Studio David Thulstrup

Mark Tan said of the collaboration: "I admire David's aesthetic, his tactile approach to materials and the way he thinks about textures and surfaces in a space. His project was so coherent with what I imagined for my new shop that the choice has been fast and obvious. It was a dream coming true!"

Mark Kenly Domino Tan store by Studio David Thulstrup

Studio David Thulstrup was also in the limelight earlier this year, after designing the interior of the interior of the revamped Noma restaurant in Copenhagen, including its highly crafted chairs and tables.

Other notable projects include the home of Danish photographer Peter Krasilnikoff.

Photography is by Irina Boersma.

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Mark Kenly Domino Tan store by Studio David Thulstrup
Mark Kenly Domino Tan store by Studio David Thulstrup