Limestone floors, gold leaf wall panels and a glamourous sweeping staircase dominate the new Valentino store in London’s Sloane Street, designed by Hosker Moore & Kent. The 438m2 flagship store features the new Valentino blueprint which is being implemented worldwide by the consultancy, described by partner Peter Kent as ‘a harmonious, luxurious experience for every customer’. Extending over three floors, the store provides a ‘very refined, simple background to the clothes’, he adds. HM&K is now working on a new Valentino store in Moscow.
The fund will look to support creative projects that can tackle the issue through things like gamification, incentives and storytelling.
The London and New York-based consultancy will partner with Universal Design Studio and Map Project Office under the AKQA umbrella.
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Design Week heads to Miami to take a look at some of the emerging themes from the annual fair, as well as design highlights from across the city.