Regent Street RIBA windows 2018

 

Returning for its eighth year the Regent Street RIBA windows project sees leading retailers partner with both emerging and established RIBA chartered architects to create a series of unique window displays. 

The collaborations have been chosen to bring the ethos, purpose and identities of the brands to life through creative visual installations and the competition culminates with an awards ceremony on the 24th May.

Our VM Manager Cigie has been out to have a peek at this year's installations and shares some of her favourites....

Jo Malone & Thomas Mc Brien Architects in collaboration with Paper & Wood have created a stunning 'inside out' 'Secret Garden' design capturing the essence of the brand with a beautiful hand made structured spring floral display.

 Jo Malone & Thomas Mc Brien 

We love the Lululemon & KSR window.  The layered iterations used to build the windows three dimensional graphic is both clever and beautiful and lighting placed between the layers create a striking scene at night.

Uniqlo & Red Deer

Focusing on their signature linen pieces, the Uniqlo & Red Deer window depicts the stages of making the linen line with raw materials encased in circular tubes and a beautiful pastel colour palette for a traditional Spring feel.
 

L'Occitane & Nicholas Szczepaniak Architects

The shimmering golden window display in L'Occitane is another eye catching installation enhanced by their signature scent that is diffused externally to really draw on the senses.  Lit at night, the reflective hanging displays deliver a beautiful effect.  

7 For All Mankind & canalGRANDE

The theme of the 7 For All Mankind window is based on peoples individual style and clothes and plays with light and movement to create an ever changing personalised visual experience.

Camper & Freehaus

Drawing on Mallorca’s landscape and the company's heritage the Camper & Freehaus design combines natural and artificial materials to represent the island and the designers ethical and sustainable ethos.

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SMEG & Coffrey Architects

A large suspended cast iron grid taken from their pan stand covers the SMEG and Coffrey window. The display is very architectural and showcases cleverly but simply a key brand item.

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Our stand out window is Lululemon and KSR but we'll all have to wait until next month to find out who the official winner is!