South Korean spatial design studio WGNB has accomplished a flagship store for golf model PXG in Seoul, that includes an achromatic materials palette and a graphite-covered wall that leaves smudges on guests‘ clothes.
„Reasonably than merely making use of the fabric to each aircraft, we studied the traits of graphite itself,“ the studio advised Dezeen.
„It’s lighter than it seems and is an allotrope of carbon, like diamond. The graphite embeds calmness and humbleness. And, most significantly, it smudges.“
WGNB interpreted these traits within the pared-back kinds and supplies chosen for the store’s inner surfaces and show furnishings.
On the entrances, guests are greeted by a sculpturally engineered graphite block and a wall coated with graphite squiggles that may switch onto fingers and clothes on contact.
A sequence of orthogonal volumes are suspended from the ceiling all through the shop to outline varied areas throughout the open-plan house and incorporate suspended rails for hanging attire.
Made utilizing powder-coated metal slats, the volumes assist to create a way of lightness and buoyancy throughout the inside that’s additional enhanced by the cantilevered show unit on the centre of the shop.
An summary animation that ties in with the store’s visible language is displayed on the shop’s distinguished media wall as an alternative of economic photos.
The undertaking temporary referred to as for a black inside consistent with PXG’s visible identification. As a substitute of making a monochromatic black-and-white inside, WGNB developed an achromatic design utilizing shades of black and gray.
„Whereas monochromatic supplies are restricted to related tones and hues, an achromatic scheme dismisses color altogether, leaving materiality solely,“ the studio mentioned.
„We used varied achromatic supplies with distinctive textures and materiality, believing that these would emphasise the thought of shedding mild on the essence of the fabric.“
The restricted materials palette features a micro-cement end that was utilized to partitions and flooring. These textured surfaces are complemented by engineered wooden flooring, which can be used on a number of the partitions.
The staircase main up the mezzanine is completed in marble and cold-rolled metal whereas upstairs, a gray carpet and upholstered furnishings introduce softness to the house.
PXG approached WGNB to design its flagship retailer after seeing a number of the studio’s earlier initiatives, together with the all-black store it created for vogue model Juun.J in Seoul.
The spatial design studio was established in 2015 and named rising inside design studio of the yr on the 2021 Dezeen Awards, with the judges commending its „fascinating and totally different method to retail design“.
The pictures is by Yongjoon Choi.