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In stand-alone boutiques, the architectural structure supports a stately presence for the brand. For RIMOWA’s flagship store in Myeongdong, Korea, we paid tribute to the brand’s trademark suitcases. The building façade was made to look like the surface of the brand’s renowned aluminium suitcase, with LED illumination that accentuated the signature ridged suitcases that RIMOWA is known for.

We consulted city architects and urban landscapers to keep in mind the original architectural integrity of the building. Beyond working over the facade of the building, the interior forms an oasis when it integrates the same design, blending the sleek style on selected levels while maintaining the structural condition of the building.

As the first stand-alone in the country located in the central tourist spot, the pristine three-storey building captures the eye of city dwellers.

Located in Senayan City, Indonesia, is a newly conceptualised Rimowa store with an exquisite selection of luggage on display. Delivering the brand’s promise of high quality, we utilise materials of diverse textures obtained across the globe. With a focus on travel, the store features a carousel display on the wall to showcase its luggages and metal frames designed to emulate airport conveyor belts – creating a succinct layout for a travel-themed store.

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RIMOWA has distinguished itself through unique perspectives in its interiors, creating impressions in all its projects with Kingsmen. The urban space of Galleria departmental store in Gwanggyo boosts the colourful possibility for the brand. While elemental material selection like silver gray metal and wood delineates the space, one is able to bring focus to the vibrant offerings by RIMOWA. Dynamic qualities of the store get activated as one explores the two delineated zones, gradually unveiling the sophisticated customer journey for RIMOWA’s travellers. 

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RIMOWA Myeongdong Flagship store was awarded a Silver in 'Retail Interiors' during our Kingsmen Builder Awards in 2020.

Keep exploring our work with the brand in our 45th Anniversary Book.

La Prairie at TFWA 2019

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For a sense of permanence when visualising the new store, the conceptualised build had to be distinct and unlike an exhibition stand. The same depth in groove lines of the store was executed with precision to add a refined touch to the booth. Emphasis was placed on achieving top-notch detailing and material construction. Raw materials were shipped in from overseas and a comprehensive pre-site preparation was necessary to ensure quality production. To represent a consistent brand image, Kingsmen complied and adhered strictly to the same finishing as the corporate identity of the HQ back in Switzerland. 

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Besides arranging for raw veneer to be delivered from Italy, upon arrival it had to undergo a stringent varnishing and processing for it to achieve the same finishing as La Prairie’s Italian boutique store. Instead of the usual laminate and carpet flooring, La Prairie requested for marble flooring. To ensure the marble could well withstand weights, floor levelling was an important step. Given the same timeline as a single storey build, precise time management and anticipation of onsite challenges were required. 

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Upon stepping into the double storey stand, visitors were transported to a place where time stands still with sublime beauty that recalls the brand’s quintessential ‘Swissness’. La Prairie’s bespoke stand showcased their new store design concept and visual merchandising, in a full boutique experience. Inspired by the authentic, sophisticated elegance of Swiss Contemporary Architecture, La Prairie exude a raw and refined style that is simple in its execution, physically intense yet always in a poetic balance with the surrounding landscape. La Prairie endeavours to fulfil a quest for timeless beauty through the highest standards of advanced technology combined with exquisite formulations and elegant packaging — elevating science to art. 

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spatial design and build

design management

visual branding

material acquirement

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The La Prairie booth received Platinum under Best Stand at Retail Industry Event for World Exhibitions Stand Awards 2020.

First whiskey experience in iconic local heritage site designed to inspire

Finding innovative ways to engage our taste buds, we presented fans of one of the best-loved Scotch whiskies: The Macallan Whiskey E, an elegant experience as they embark on a thoughtful journey of the Scottish imagination behind whiskey-making.  

Visitors could journey through rooms dedicated to unfolding flavors and processes that make the Scottish single-malt whisky brand so iconic. While duty-free experiences are curtailed by air travel restrictions, the concept inspires local tourism to immerse in the dynamic exploration of the brand. Book a reservation for the four-month long exhibition here. 

Check out the iconic experiential space here: