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de-spec converted meat storage space into luxury flower shop

de-spec converted meat storage space into luxury flower shop

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• December 15, 2011 • Comments (0)

CHALLENGE: In the heart of the meat packing district in New York, turning a meat storage space into a luxury flower shop SOLUTION: The solution was based on the juxtaposition of the program and urban changes in the area. One’s memory is carved with images of cows skinned hanging on large steel overhangs required to […]

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Luxury Chocolate Store for Xocolatti  \ De-spec

Luxury Chocolate Store for Xocolatti \ De-spec

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• September 8, 2011 • Comments (0)

Design collaboration drives retail experience Xocolatti is a new premium chocolate brand, opening its first flagship location in New York City’s Soho. With architectural design by De-Spec and branding by Exit Creative Company, Xocolatti is poised to become the new definition of luxury chocolate – “Chocolate reimagined.” A true collaboration between De-Spec and Exit, the […]

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UPSTAIRS at the Kimberly Hotel | De-spec

UPSTAIRS at the Kimberly Hotel | De-spec

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• June 22, 2011 • Comments (0)

This very hip mid-town Manhattan rooftop lounge was designed by the award-winning architectural firm de-spec. One of the challenges was how to design the lobby, which also served as the waiting area for the loo. Whenever de-spec principle Farnaz Mansuri goes to someone’s house, she can tell more about who they are from their bathroom, […]

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Residential Surgery | De-spec

Residential Surgery | De-spec

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• June 3, 2011 • Comments (0)

In residential projects, de-spec believes that architecture, interior design and decoration must reflect the client and their lifestyles. That the space should accommodate their story and not to be generated as a result of stylistic moves by its designer, where the brand of the designer supersedes those who live in it.  In this regard personalizing […]

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Manfredi Jewelry Store | De-spec

Manfredi Jewelry Store | De-spec

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• June 3, 2011 • Comments (2)

Manfredi jewelry store is an international jewelry store originally from Italy with stores in Milan, Rome, Shanghai, and Tokyo. For the New York store, Manfredi was looking for a concept suitable for the new location on Park Avenue, NYC. De-spec identified the issues that would guide the design as the necessary change of speed that […]

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