Regent Street Windows Project

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has revealed designs for fifteen captivating window installations that will hit London’s illustrious Regent Street in September during the London Design Festival.

These installations are part of the RIBA Regent Street Windows Project. Now in its fifth year, the project brings exceptional RIBA architects together with flagship retailers to create stunning architectural installations. The project creates a vast public architecture exhibition seen by over one million people each week.

Fashion retailers, jewellery stores, skincare boutiques, perfumeries, restaurants and cafes are all giving over their window displays.

This year’s windows will be installed overnight on Sunday 31 August. The exhibition will run for three weeks from Monday 1 September – Sunday 21 September, coinciding with both the London Design Festival and London Fashion Week.

Two projects particularly stood out to Design Exchange :

Gant by Sybarite Architects:

Drawing influence from GANT’s heritage, Sybarite sought to enthuse GANT’s windows with Sybarite’s luxurious philosophy. Initial inspiration was drawn from the hull of a boat that the practice morphed into a sculptural form to showcase an emerging human figure. The architects then harnessed this unique marriage between an architecture practice and lifestyle brand by focusing on sculptural, architectural design far removed from the typical window display.

GANT by Sybarite

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Brooks Brothers by Squire and Partners:

Squire and Partners’ installation draws on Brooks Brothers’ historical brand reference of the Golden Fleece as a symbol of world trade, natural raw textile and the company’s trademark since 1850. A crafted sculpture comprised of two thousand handmade sheep suspended on golden threads illustrate the immaculate detailing of a Brooks Brothers product, whilst a cast bronze sheep – created by British sculptor Jonathan Sanders – grazes on the pavement providing an element of playfulness and interaction.

Brooks Brothers by Squire and Partners

The following retailers and architects are also participating in this year’s project:

Aquascutum by Vppr

Aquascutum by vPPR

Hackett by Jerry Tate Architects

Hackett by JTA

Topshop by Atmos

Topshop by Atmos

Hobbs by Donald Insall Associates

Hobbs by Donald Insall Associates

Illy by Raw Architecture Workshop

Illy by RAW

Jack Spade by Mobile Studio

Jack Spade  by Mobile Studio

Tibits by Edgley Design

tibits by edgley design

Karen Millen by Ekm Works

Karen Millen by EKM

Longchamp by Brisac Gonzalez

Longchamp by Brisac Gonzalez

Banana Republic by Make Architects

Banana Republic by Make

L’occitaine by Emulsion

L'Occitane by Emulsion

Penhaligon’s by Al-Jawad Pike

Penhaligons by Aljawad Pike

Folli Follie by Denizen Works

Folli Follie by Denizen

 

Words by Marnie Langeroodi


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