WIN Awards highlights 2022: Independent shops
The WIN Awards 2022 saw fierce competition for this category. Here’s the rundown on the top winners:
GOLD: Majimaya confectionery tool shop, Kamitopen
Located in Asakusa, Japan, the tool shop (pictured above) needed to be designed in an elegant way, while clearly showcasing all 3,000 available moulds. The underlying design theme of the shop is “making people’s happiness”.
SILVER: Audrey Boutique, Liang Architecture Studio
Based in China’s Hangzhou, this project is a multibrand fashion boutique named after Audrey Hepburn. Based on the boutique owner’s requirements and in-store brands, the team designed the space around the concept of “retro-futurism”.
BRONZE: Silvia Furmanovich
Silvia’s artists envisioned a space that could translate all her love, expertise and craftsmanship for jewellery design. To meet this challenge, an experience journey was designed to provide moments of connection between the artist and the audience. To that end, the environment suggests a combination of an art gallery with a unique retail space.