japan’s SANAA team up with new york fashion designer derek lam to create a flagship store in soho. the 2,700 square foot space sits in the heart of new york’s soho neighborhood and began construction this past summer. the store is set to open this may featuring a mostly white interior by the japanese architecture firm SANAA. like lam’s fashion, the store will use simple but refined materials such as the curving walls made from transparent acrylic. the designers use these walls to create what they call ‘bubbles’, dividing the space into smaller rooms, while keeping the space open visually. large mirrors and simple mannequins will be accompanied by custom designed furniture pieces by SANAA. we will see the final design when the store opens on may 6th.   http://www.sanaa.co.jp http://www.dereklam.com

SANAA: derek lam flagship store preview