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Shelving systems in Garde Hvalsøe showroom in Aarhus by Bunn Studio

Dezeen's top 10 shop interiors of 2022

A fashion store filled with pillows and a furniture showroom that looks more like a luxury apartment are among our pick of the best shop interiors of the year, in the next instalment of Dezeen's review of 2022.

Designers continued to play with retail conventions this year, and 2022's roundup of shop interiors also featuring a supermarket-style second-hand book store and a cosmetics brand outlet modelled on a 1970s office.

Read on for Dezeen's top 10 shop interiors of 2022:

Kitchen and dining table set up in Garde Hvalsøe showroom in Aarhus by Bunn Studio
Photo by Michael Rygaard

Garde Hvalsøe Aarhus, Denmark, by Bunn Studio

This showroom, for Danish cabinet maker Garde Hvalsøe, was designed by New York practice Bunn Studio to look more like a grand apartment than a retail space.

Housed in a majestic Renaissance building in Aarhus, the interior showcases the brand's signature handcrafted kitchens and walk-in wardrobes alongside other domestic furniture.

The idea was to help customers visualise how the cabinets would look in their own homes.

Find out more about Garde Hvalsøe Aarhus ›

Supermarket-style shelves holding books in Deja Vu Recycle Store in Shanghai by Offhand Practice
Photo by Hu Yanyun

Deja Vu Recycle Store, China, by Offhand Practice

Dezeen's most-viewed retail interior of 2022 is a store in Shanghai that puts a new spin on second-hand shopping.

Intending to counter the "shabby" image associated with flea markets, local studio Offhand Practice created an interior featuring supermarket-style crates and minimalist railings, displaying pre-owned books and fashion.

The design was named large retail interior of the year at Dezeen Awards 2022.

Find out more about Deja Vu Recycle Store ›

Jacquemus store with pillows
Photo by Benoit Florençon

Jacquemus Shop-in-Shop, France, by AMO

French accessories brand Jacquemus unveiled one of its most playful retail interiors to date in 2022, designed by OMA's design and research studio, AMO.

Pillows form everything from wall coverings to display stands in this 60-square-metre boutique, located in department store Galeries Lafayette Haussmann.

OMA partner Ellen van Loon told Dezeen she wanted to create "a cocooning and relaxed atmosphere, inviting customers to lounge and browse for as long as they want".

Find out more about Jacquemus Shop-in-Shop ›

The bright interior of Superette Toronto store
Photo by Alex Lysakowski

The Annex, Canada, by Superette

Marijuana retailer Superette opened another of its retro-style stores in 2022, this time in the Annex neighbourhood of Toronto.

Superette, which is French for "mini supermarket", has created a nostalgic feel in all of its shops. Here, the brand's in-house team modelled the design on an Italian deli, with chequerboard flooring, vintage-style posters and tiled surfaces.

Find out more about The Annex ›

Exterior shop of bike hanging in window of Cowboy e-bike shop in Paris by Ciguë
Photo by Maris Mezulis

Cowboy, France, by Ciguë

French design studio Ciguë had a car-free future in mind when designing this retail outlet for electric bicycle brand Cowboy.

Located in Paris department store Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche, the shop features a winding concrete walkway reminiscent of a cycle path, surrounded by areas of crushed earth.

Roughly hewn limestone provides seating, while the walls are covered in raw earth.

Find out more about Cowboy ›

MONC eyewear store in Marylebone, London has shelves made from cornstarch foam
Photo by Handover

MONC, UK, by Nina+Co

Sustainable materials play an important role inside this debut store for eyewear brand MONC, designed by Nina+Co.

The entire interior is formed of either bio-based or recycled materials, on the basis that the brand only had the London retail space on a short-term lease. These include cornstarch foam, which forms the undulating ceiling and display shelves.

This circular design ethos led to the project being named small retail interior of the year at Dezeen Awards 2022.

Find out more about MONC ›

Durat Helsinki showroom interior design by Linda Bergroth
Photo courtesy of Durat

Durat Showroom, Finland, by Linda Bergroth

Finnish designer Linda Bergroth chose bold colour combinations in her design for the Helsinki showroom of tile manufacturer Durat.

Almost every element in the 100-square-metre showroom is formed of Durat's terrazzo-like surface material, which is made from plastic waste and is 100 per cent recyclable.

The most eye-catching colour pairings include salmon-pink and mustard, and apple-green with bright orange.

Find out more about Durat Showroom ›

A yellow and orange office interior
Photo courtesy of Harmay

Harmay Hangzhou, China, by AIM Architecture

Chinese office AIM Architecture has designed a series of interiors for cosmetics brand Harmay, but the most imaginative so far is this one in Hangzhou, which is modelled on a 1970s office.

The design draws on its setting in the Renzo Piano-designed OōEli business park. The space features a wool carpet and suspended ceiling tiles, with products displayed on desks, meeting tables and bookshelves.

Find out more about Harmay Hangzhou ›

Cubitts store in Leeds by Child Studio with mosail tile floor and wooden cabinetry
Photo by Felix Speller

Cubitts Leeds, UK, by Child Studio

Different design periods combine in this store in Leeds, designed by Child Studio for British eyewear brand Cubitts.

Set in a historic shopping mall that boasts pink marble columns and mosaic ceilings, the shop features Victorian-style joinery, a mid-century counter, an Eileen Gray-designed modernist lamp and an art-deco-style bakelite clock.

Find out more about Cubitts Leeds ›

Pink fabric arch inside Jonathan Simkhai store
Photo by Sharon Radisch

Jonathan Simkhai, USA, by Aruliden

Irregular, overlapping arches wrapped in soft-toned fabric defined shopping areas in this temporary installation for fashion brand Jonathan Simkhai in New York City.

Created by design agency Aruliden, the interior drew on the geometric shapes and signature cut-outs of the brand's clothing.

Find out more about Jonathan Simkhai ›