The first Neiman Marcus store in the Pacific Northwest, the
department store emits a sense of openness, simplicity, and modernism. Glass screens promote translucency of space, and luxury
can be found in high-quality woods and metal finishes, lush textiles, and earth-toned hues. The Mariposa restaurant features an
accent wall of polished plaster and curved screen walls and a
stick motif to control views, while Cosmetics and Men’s departments use frosted glass screen walls to do the same. Furthering
the luxury concept of the store, custom decorative pendant lighting was used in several places, including a hand-blown glass ball
cascading from the ceiling in Precious Jewels.
Design: Charles Sparks + Co., Westchester, Ill.
Fixtures: Bernhard Woodwork Ltd., Northbrook, Ill.
Fixtures: Carlson Co. Inc. of Madison, Madison, Wis.
Fixtures: Columbia Showcase & Cabinet Co. Inc., Sun
Fixtures: Faubion Associates Inc., Dallas
Flooring: Atlas Carpet, Chicago
Flooring: Bolyu Contract, Chicago
Flooring: Daltile, Elk Grove Village, Ill.
Flooring: Invision, Chicago
Flooring: Mannington Commercial, Chicago
Flooring: Masland, Chicago
Flooring: Mid America Tile, Elk Grove Village, Ill.
Flooring: Shaw Inc., Hampshire, Ill.
Flooring: Stone Source Market, Chicago
Lighting: Bartco Lighting Inc., Huntington Beach, Calif.
Lighting: Columbia, Greenville, S.C.
Lighting: Design Lighting Group, Atlanta
Lighting: ELP Lighting: El Monte, Calif.
Lighting: Flos USA, Huntington Station, New York
Lighting: Hera Lighting LP, Norcross, Ga.
Lighting: Indy Lighting Inc., Fishers, Ind.
Lighting: Juno Lighting Group, Des Plaines, Ill.
Lighting: Lighting Services Inc., Stony Point, Ill.
Lighting: Lightolier, Fall River, Mass.
Lighting: Lightology, Chicago
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Photography: Adrian Wilson, New York
Barneys New York Chicago
Bold and interesting spaces paired with rich and highly detailed finishes and decorative arts bring the renowned New York department
store to Chicago in a design that fits the Windy City’s architectural
heritage. A dynamic central staircase provides a visual draw for customers to explore the seven floors of retail, all of which have a residential feel with custom furniture, intricate flooring and window
treatments, and an open floorplan. Limestone and wood floors pair
with white oak, walnut, teak, wenge, and mahogany millwork and
fixtures, with geometric marble slabs in alternating directions and
an interwoven, intricately designed marble mosaic pattern that turns
flooring into artwork.
Design: Jeffrey Hutchison & Associates,
Manufacturing Corp., Philadelphia
Fixtures: SuperL/Sequoia Group,
Flooring: Architectural Systems Inc.,
In-Store Technology: TM Technology
Partners Inc., New York
Lighting Design: Schwinghammer
Lighting, New York
Retailer: Barneys New York, Chicago
Visual Elements: Dazian Fabrics LLC,
Fixtures/Millwork: Carlson Co. Inc.
of Madison, Madison, Wis.
Fixtures: Pinehurst Group Inc.,
Mississauga, ON, Canada
Photography: Albert Vecerka, Esto
Photographics Inc., Mamaroneck, N. Y.
This new Wal-Mart environment was created to provide a more consistent
and less cluttered brand expression. Visual changes include fixture-level
graphics and price identification; cornice elements in key departments providing a flexible communications system that can be tailored to merchandise, promotional displays, and seasonal
campaigns; and a flexible kit-of-parts that
change out quickly. Store fixtures include
metallic silver and black finishes to provide a consistent expression in general
merchandise, while new fixturing was
designed for the grocery department,
including nesting tables in wood finishes.
Architecture: BRR Architecture,
Design: Lippincott, New York
General Contracting: Hudson
Retailer: Walmart, Bentonville, Ark.