Stores & Spaces (159)
Cleansing your senses
Why it matters
With even toilets becoming multi-sensory experiences, what other public spaces (such as car parks/lifts/changing rooms) will be designed and run to feed the five senses?
Proteus Gowanus offers study hall and a secret museum. Partners & Spade rent out in-store advertising and doubles as a workshop. The Erie Basin collects Victorian curios, “unusual dark stuff related to mourning,” its collector explains. Retailers and boutiques reset the shopping experience by reorienting their stores as places of story and discovery.
The Dutch auto association (ANWB) will be touring around the autoroute de soleil (the main transport route) and at rest stops this summer. It will be a mobile service providing assistance like tire checks and traffic updates but also selling items like sun block and their own maps and travel guides.