From the designer. Acne Studios new global flagship store on the Upper East Side of Madison Avenue in New York City features gold as its signature tone, with metal interior walls and fittings in aluminum that have been electrostatically gilded. A black asphalt floor and structural columns are dotted with semi-precious coloured stones. The space, entirely wrapped in glass to allow interior visibility, is designed to act as a gallery as well as a clothing store.
The ceiling—a full lighting surface—creates a homogeneous light through the store. A golden aluminum partition divides the space between the public front and the private back area.
Furniture and interiors designer Max Lamb has created new bronze furniture around his polycarbonate concept for the store, including a desk, benches and stools. Lamb also collaborated with Acne Studios to create custom rugs that sit like islands throughout the store. Yarns of different weights were hand-dyed in Lamb’s studio in London before being tufted at Kasthall in Sweden. There, the tufter used each cone of yarn until it was finished in order to allow chance to dictate the pattern.