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:
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.
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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 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 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 ›
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.
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.
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 ›
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 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 ›
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.
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