Acne Studios collaborated with furniture and interior designer Max Lamb for its global flagship on Madison Avenue on NYC’s Upper East Side, a block away from the Met Breuer. For the expansive 2,400-plus square-foot space, Lamb designed bronze furniture, including a desk, benches, and stools, as well as custom rugs that were hand-dyed in his studio in London. As for the key features? The store is decorated with gold accents, a tone exclusive to this space, and has metal interior walls, fittings in aluminum that were electrostatically gilded, a black asphalt floor, and structural pillars dotted with semi-precious colored stones. The store is entirely wrapped in glass to give an inside look and a gallery-like feel. A partition separates the public front from the back which will hold the ready-to-wear, denim, and accessories.
“For me, it was important to elevate the store design into something spectacular since the location demands it in a way,” said Jonny Johansson, Acne Studios creative director. “And, therefore, I went for gold. Classic, but still in the universe of Acne Studios, it’s like a local store on a global stage.”