H lorenzo retail space by topsy design H lorenzo retail space by topsy design
mar 02, 2013

H lorenzo retail space by topsy design

‘h lorenzo retail space’ by topsy designwide shot of a narrow space broken up by mirrors and lights



conceived as a retail space for H lorenzo by los angeles-based topsy, the men’s store was developed to function as a stand alone shop – a place to try out new clothes, ideas, and designers before committing to carrying them at other locations. to give the new space a sense of vastness – stark white walls are painted, separated from the ceiling with a string of fluorescents along the top left corner. the lights are reflected in a full-length horizontal mirror that runs above eye level – paralleled by another string of lights that are mounted underneath a raised white walkway.


the rushing lines draw the user into the fabric of the interior, and coalesce at the store’s focal point: a reclaimed wood cash cover. rather than supporting the displays with steel bases, thick chunks of timber are utilized to wrap around them as though the wood’s rising up – straining at its metal holds. lifted above the store, the client lounge is cut out and paneled in glass like a cockpit window with two antique paint sprayers that look like science fiction ray guns – completing the sense of jet setting both forward and back in time.



reclaimed-wood cash wrap, the store focal point



the racks and tables rise up above fluorescent lights



the client lounge is lifted above the store



a leaf chair is suspended



another shot of the neon wrapped chair, influenced by lee broom



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