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    Eight warm and natural restaurant interiors popular on Pinterest

    Restaurant interiors with natural finishes have been popular on Pinterest this week, including a beach club restaurant in London and a Japanese restaurant in Canada featuring paper lanterns. Follow Dezeen on Pinterest and read on to find out more about the projects.

    Pinners have been predominantly drawn to the Dezeen’s boards that feature restaurant interiors. The most popular have soft, warm lighting schemes and make use of natural materials and wooden furniture.
    A sushi restaurant in Dubai stood out due to its black tiles, grey plaster and dramatic lighting.
    Scroll down to see eight popular projects pinned on Dezeen’s Pinterest and browse our restaurants Pinterest board to see more projects.

    Ikoyi restaurant, UK, by David Thulstrup

    Copenhagen-based designer David Thulstup carried out a complete renovation of the interiors of London’s Ikoyi restaurant.
    Informed by spices from sub-Saharan Africa, he created a warm and earthy colour palette featuring a variety of materials including copper and oak.
    Find out more about the Ikoyi restaurant ›

    Milk Beach Soho, UK, by A-nrd
    Natural materials feature in this eatery designed by London design office A-nrd to resemble an Australian beach club.
    The restaurant’s seating is made from timber and rattan, while sandy-hued Palladian terrazzo covers the floor.
    Find out more about Milk Beach Soho ›

    Hello Sunshine, Canada, by Frank Architecture
    Japanese design elements like paper lanterns and ceiling-hung textile artworks feature in the interiors of the Hello Sunshine bar and restaurant in Alberta, Canada.
    The studio incorporated plaid curtains, stone and wood to suit the restaurant’s mountain location.
    Find out more about Hello Sunshine ›

    Sahbi Sahbi, Morocco, by Studio KO
    Influenced by female chefs and Morrocan cuisine, Studio KO used earthy colours and natural materials like wood to create a warm and inviting space for guests at Sahbi Sahbi (above and top).
    Finer details include rust-coloured ceramic urns, clay pots and pans and orange-brown paint used for an alcove above a sink.
    Find out more about Sahbi Sahbi ›

    Saga Hirakawaya restaurant, Japan, by Keji Ashizawa
    Materials “with a sense of simplicity” including wood and concrete were used to create minimalist interiors for a tofu restaurant in Japan’s Saga prefecture.
    Wood was used for the entrance, windows and undersurface of eaves to match the wood from Ariake, a furniture brand also based in Saga. To complement its stripped-down interior, Japanese designer Keji Ashizawa added wooden furniture and pale grey walls.
    Find out more about The Saga Hirakawaya restaurant ›

    Bao Express, France, by Atelieramo
    Traditional Hong Kong diners informed the design of Bao Express, Paris.
    To recreate the 1970s Hong Kong urban atmosphere, the studio included celadon-green walls and curvaceous wooden booths. Pastel colours and neon lights also feature.
    Find out more about Bao Express ›

    Bacchanalia London, UK, by Martin Brudnizki Design Studio 
    Martin Brudnizki Design Studio was informed by classic Greek and Roman mythology when designing the interiors of this London restaurant.
    Sculptures more than 2,000 years old can be found at the bar and five specially-commissioned monumental statues by Damien Hirst dominate the main dining room.
    Find out more about Bacchanalia London ›

    Origami, Dubai, by VSHD Design
    A moody and dark interior was created for a sushi restaurant in The Dubai Mall, United Arab Emirates.
    To replicate the atmosphere of Japanese underground sushi bars, VSHD Design used textured grey plaster, matte-black tiles and dramatic low lighting.
    Find out more about Origami ›
    Follow Dezeen on Pinterest
    Pinterest is one of Dezeen’s fastest-growing social media networks with over 1.4 million followers and more than ten million monthly views. Follow our Pinterest to see the latest architecture, interiors and design projects – there are more than four hundred boards to browser and pin from. Currently, our most popular boards are Apartments and Concrete houses.

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    Eight residential interiors with sociable split-level living areas

    Our latest lookbook collects eight homes that feature split-level living areas, from a humble apartment in Mexico to a vast brutalist-style house in Bali.

    Split-level areas are often seen in residential homes, where architects separate different spaces using short flights of steps to make interiors feel expansive and interesting, whatever their size.
    Listed below are eight examples of the technique from around the world.
    This is the latest in our lookbooks series, which provides visual inspiration from Dezeen’s archive. For more inspiration see previous lookbooks featuring homes with broken-plan layouts, atriums and sliding doors.
    Photo by Rasmus NorlanderHaus am Hang, Germany, by AMUNT

    Designed by German architecture office AMUNT, this cross-laminated timber house on a hillside in the Black Forest is organised to maximise internal sunlight.
    The ground floor is split into three levels, with an entrance space on the top level, a kitchen and dining space on the middle level, and a lounge tucked into the lowest area.
    Find out more about Haus am Hang ›
    Photo by Tommaso RivaA Brutalist Tropical Home, Indonesia, by Patisandhika and Daniel Mitchell
    The 512-square-metre A Brutalist Tropical Home in Bali, by architect Patisandhika Sidarta and designer Daniel Mitchell, has a double-height living room flanked by split levels that were modelled on Ray Kappe’s modernist Kappe Residence in Los Angeles.
    “To be able to see spaces from angles that you could not in a conventional house with walls gives a completely different sense of space and feeling,” Mitchell said.
    The multi-level layout displays books, records and a speaker system and leads down into an open-plan kitchen/dining area.
    Find out more about A Brutalist Tropical Home ›
    Photo by Fabian MartinezCasa Tres Árboles, Mexico, by Direccion
    Mexican studio Direccion replaced walls with split levelling to make the social spaces of this weekend retreat in Valle de Bravo feel more connected in a renovation project.
    The black microcement floor of the double-height entrance hall – itself sunken from the street – gives way to soothing wooden floorboards via a single step down into the lounge, dining and kitchen space.
    Find out more about Casa Tres Árboles ›
    Photo by Gilbert McCarragherFrame House, UK, by Bureau de Change
    The ground floor of Frame House cascades down terrazzo steps, from the kitchen at the front of the home to a dining area and onto the lounge at the rear.
    London studio Bureau de Change aimed to “create a coherent journey through all spaces” in its renovation and extension of the Victorian terraced home in south London.
    Find out more about Frame House ›
    Photo by Julian WeyerVilla E, Denmark, by CF Møller
    This family home in Aarhus designed by CF Møller Architects sits on a sloping site, so it was divided into four distinct blocks separated by short flights of steps.
    A kitchen and dining room leads onto a sitting room, which in turn is adjacent to the utility areas, hobby room and garage, all connected by the same herringbone oak flooring.
    “The concept of dividing the building into ‘four small houses’ that could be moved between each other offered the solution and at the same time divided the villa into different family and living zones,” said the studio.
    Find out more about Villa E ›
    Photo by Shinkenchiku ShaHouse in Takatsuki, Japan, by Tato Architects
    Tato Architects’s House in Takatsuki takes the concept of split levels to the extreme. The three-storey Japanese home is spread across 16 different floors that residents traverse via wooden blocks, shelves and other pieces of furniture instead of staircases.
    “The idea is to create a sense of expansion inside a small house, so that you would find yourself on top of a rooftop in one moment, and tucked beneath a floor in another,” explained studio founder Yo Shimada.
    Find out more about House in Takatsuki ›
    Photo by Taran WilkhuKnightsbridge mews house, UK, by Echlin
    Three simple steps divide the living room from the kitchen and dining area in this west London mews house that was remodelled by local firm Echlin into a broken-plan layout.
    A generously sized, built-in L-shaped sofa helps to demarcate the separation, while a low wall that continues along one side of the sitting area from the kitchen floor helps to emphasise that sunken feeling.
    Find out more about this Knightsbridge mews house ›
    Photo by César BéjarDomus Peepem, Mexico, by Kiltro Polaris, WEWI, and JC Arquitectura
    Apartments inside this block, designed by Kiltro Polaris, WEWI, and JC Arquitectura and located in a traditionally working-class area of Cancún, have a compact layout that sees the kitchen, living and dining area separated from the sleeping area by a tall wooden step.
    The step stands out as a softer element among the polished concrete finishes of the walls and floors.
    Find out more about Domus Peepem ›
    This is the latest in our lookbooks series, which provides visual inspiration from Dezeen’s archive. For more inspiration see previous lookbooks featuring homes with broken-plan layouts, atriums and sliding doors.

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    Ten residential interiors that make the most of narrow spaces

    Including tight living areas, kitchens wedged into corridors and interiors in skinny Japanese houses, this lookbook features 10 homes that make clever use of narrow spaces.

    Projects on constricted urban sites or working within historical buildings often must contend with long-and-narrow interior layouts.
    Here are 10 examples of interiors where narrow spaces have been utilised to their full potential thanks to intelligent design.
    This is the latest in our lookbooks series, which provides visual inspiration from Dezeen’s archive. For more inspiration see previous lookbooks featuring mezzanine bedrooms, creative built-in furniture and homes that make a highlight of their corridors.
    Photo by Sobajima, Toshihiro1.8m Width House, Japan, by YUUA Architects & Associates

    As its name suggests, the rooms in this house in central Tokyo are just 1.8 metres wide, so Japanese studio YUUA Architects & Associates had to plan the interior with meticulous care.
    They used split-level floors to create natural partitions between different spaces, with a kitchen and dining area lined up along a single wall, while a dark colour scheme is intended to provide “a sense of depth”.
    Find out more about 1.8m Width House ›
    Photo by by Mariela ApollonioHorta Nord townhouse, Spain, by DG Arquitecto Valencia
    DG Arquitecto Valencia sneaked a kitchen into a passageway in this Valencian townhouse as part of a renovation project for a young family.
    White floor tiles and downlighting hanging from the high ceiling help the space maintain a sense of generous scale despite the narrow proportions.
    Find out more about this Horta Nord townhouse ›
    Photo by Colin Miller196 Orchard apartment, USA, by Alex P White
    American designer Alex P White created a model unit for a high-end condominium building in Manhattan’s Lower East Side characterised by exposed calming concrete ceilings, grey plaster walls and neutral-toned decor.
    In the narrow living room, a mix of shapes and textures combine with built-in furniture to provide added visual depth, from a series of ivory wall hangings by Los Angeles artist Mary Little to a large walnut shelving unit designed by White and a cardboard chair by Frank Gehry.
    Find out more about this 196 Orchard apartment ›
    Photography is by Lorenzo ZandriNotting Hill maisonette, UK, by Francesco Pierazzi Architects
    A petite plywood study space was nestled into a hallway in this London maisonette overhauled by Francesco Pierazzi Architects.
    To emphasise the home’s sense of height, the studio placed floor-to-ceiling doorways in all of its narrower rooms and left the brick shell exposed, offset by dark flooring.
    Find out more about this Notting Hill maisonette ›
    Photo by Texture on TextureSeochon micro guesthouse, South Korea, by Z_Lab
    Z_Lab’s serene interiors for this tiny guesthouse tucked down an alleyway in northern Seoul occupy a former traditional Korean home, otherwise known as a hanok.
    In the main space, long and rectilinear, different functions are lined up from a cosy reading area on a timber bench to a lengthy walnut table for enjoying tea that sits directly beside a sunken water bath.
    Find out more about this Seochan micro guesthouse ›
    Photo by Eric PetschekWest Chelsea Apartment, USA, by BoND
    This long and narrow apartment in New York’s Chelsea neighbourhood was overhauled by architecture studio BoND, which replaced partition walls with glass doors to allow more light to reach the middle section while also “celebrating the apartment’s elongated proportions and maximising the illusion of depth”.
    All utilities, including kitchen and bathroom fixtures, were moved to one wall to leave the other free for displaying art, while the direction of the floorboards and linear lighting fixtures help to emphasise the length of the interior.
    Find out more about West Chelsea Apartment ›
    Photo by Itay BenitBauhaus Tel Aviv apartment, Israel, by Amir Navon and Maayan Zusman
    A “safe room” was turned into a snug spare bedroom as part of a refurbishment of this Tel Aviv apartment by architect Amir Navon and interior designer Maayan Zusman, who worked alongside graduates Dana Sagive and Naama Tison Vilotsky.
    To compensate for a lack of width a light-toned oak herringbone floor was paired with pale colours, while two wooden plates with holes pierced in them to support brass hooks are a space-saving storage solution.
    Find out more about this Bauhaus Tel Aviv apartment ›
    Photo by by Koji Fujii Nacasa and PartnersLove2 House, Japan, by Takeshi Hosaka
    This Tokyo micro home designed by architect Takeshi Hosaka for himself and his wife gathers household amenities into a linear floorplan spanning just 19 square metres.
    Borrowing principles from the architecture of villas in ancient Roman villas, Hosaka divided up spaces for sleeping, bathing, eating and study using seven partitions that extend out from the concrete walls.
    Find out more about Love2 House ›
    Photo by Ståle EriksenBirch and Clay Refugio, UK, by Rise Design Studio
    By cutting shelving into one wall, retaining a generous window sill and subtly overlapping the chunky sink and bathtub, Rise Design Studio was able to make the most of limited lateral space in this bathroom.
    The room’s proportions were chosen to match an adjacent lightwell in the remodelled London flat, while the dark blue tadelakt walls and floor contrast with a birch plywood ceiling to convey an impression of solidity.
    Find out more about Birch and Clay Refugio ›

    La Odette, Spain, by CRÜ
    Architecture studio CRÜ was tasked with transforming this Barcelona apartment from a cramped three-bedroom home into a spacious two-bed while optimising the use of space.
    In the kitchen-living area, it removed the partition walls to create an open-plan space, with large terracotta floor tiles and white-painted brick walls.
    Find out more about La Odette ›
    This is the latest in our lookbooks series, which provides visual inspiration from Dezeen’s archive. For more inspiration see previous lookbooks featuring mezzanine bedrooms, creative built-in furniture and homes that make a highlight of their corridors.

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    Ten modern homes with interiors informed by biophilic design

    Biophilic design, which aims to create spaces in which humans are more connected to nature, is becoming increasingly popular. In this lookbook, we’ve gathered 10 interiors with soothing biophilic designs.

    The design principle can be used in architecture and interior design through the use of natural materials, as well as the integration of more natural light and green plants.
    The 10 projects in this lookbook, which range from a Japanese home with decorative scaffolding to an Italian house with an indoor Ficus tree, show how biophilic design has been used in projects all over the globe.
    This is the latest in our lookbooks series, which provides visual inspiration from Dezeen’s archive. For more inspiration see previous lookbooks featuring colorful 1970s interiors, innovative stone furniture and interiors designed using the Color of the Year.
    Photo by Murray FredericksWelcome to the Jungle, Australia, by CplusC Architectural Workshop 

    The Welcome to the Jungle house in Sydney was designed by architecture studio CplusC Architectural Workshop for its director, Clinton Cole.
    Made partly from recycled materials, the building was designed as an experiment in sustainable urban living and has a rooftop vegetable garden as well as an aquaponics system containing edible fish, allowing its inhabitants to live in close connection to nature even in the city.
    Find out more about Welcome to the Jungle ›
    Photo courtesy of Suzuko YamadaDaita2019, Japan, by Suzuko Yamada
    This Japanese home may look industrial with its unusual permanent scaffolding. But designer Suzuko Yamada effectively brought its inhabitants closer to the environment by creating the steel structure, which allows them to step straight out to the garden on the first floor.
    On the second floor, two steel platforms form balconies filled with green plants, while the house’s 34 windows in different sizes let in plenty of natural light.
    Find out more about Daita2019 ›
    Photo by Hiroyuki OkiWall House, Vietnam, by CTA
    Vietnam’s Wall House was made from hole-punctured bricks and has a central atrium that gives the home a courtyard-like feel. Ho Chi Minh City-based CTA added leafy green plants and trees around the periphery of the room to make it feel almost like a garden.
    By using the hole-punctured bricks and adding plenty of light and green plants, the studio hoped to create a house that would be able to “‘breathe’ 24/7 by itself”, it said, thereby improving the home’s air quality.
    Find out more about Wall House ›
    Photo by Leonardo FinottiRibeirão Preto residence, Brazil, by Perkins+Will
    Perkins+Will’s drew on biophilic design principles when creating this house in Ribeirão Preto, a city in southeastern Brazil.
    It features retractable glass walls that open the interior up to the outside, as well as tactile wooden screens and a verdant green roof.
    Find out more about Ribeirão Preto residence ›
    Photo by ​Hiroyuki OkiBat Trang House, Vietnam, by Vo Trong Nghia Architects
    A series of elevated gardens function as a natural cooling system in Bat Trang House, which has an exterior made from ceramic bricks that was designed to function as a perforated skin.
    Gaps in the ceramic shell function as air vents. These circulate air thorough the home, which also has trees, bushes and other plants peeking out through the gaps and creating a second layer “buffer zone” that cools the interior.
    Find out more about Bat Trang House ›
    Photo courtesy of Tsukasa OnoSumu Yakushima, Japan, by Tsukasa Ono
    This co-operative housing project was designed by architect Tsukasa Ono to have a positive impact on its natural setting. Ono used a principle that he calls “regenerative architecture” to reframe the relationship between human habitation and nature.
    Sumu Yakushima was built using wooden piles with charred surfaces that promote the growth of mycelium (fungal threads), encouraging tree root growth and helping to strengthen the soil.
    Find out more about Sumu Yakushima ›
    Photo by Delfino Sisto Legnani and Alessandro Saletta from DSL StudioThe Greenary, Italy, by Carlo Ratti Associati and Italo Rota
    The Greenary’s living space centres around a 10-metre-tall Ficus tree, which designers Carlo Ratti and Italo Rota added to help “blur the boundaries between the natural and artificial”.
    The home, located in the countryside outside Parma, was designed as a “forever home” in a farmhouse and granary. A fully-glazed southern wall lets plenty of light into the interior and showcases the tree from the outside.
    Find out more about The Greenary ›
    Photo by Barton TaylorPepper Tree Passive House, Australia, by Alexander Symes
    This home in Unanderra, Australia, was given an angular addition by architect Alexander Symes. Featuring wood-lined living spaces, it opens onto a terrace that is perched in the canopy of a large tree.
    Green plants and a brown and tan colour palette enhance the feeling of being close to nature in the living area.
    “Sustainability is at the core of the project – embodied between the natural material palette, high performance design and strong biophilic connection,” said Symes.
    Find out more about Pepper Tree Passive House ›
    Photo by Hirouyki OkiThe Drawers House, Vietnam, by MIA Design Studio
    The Drawers House was designed to maximise the connection to the outdoors while maintaining privacy for its inhabitants and features multiple plant-lined courtyards.
    Its white rendered walls have also been covered in plants to enhance the feel of being immersed in nature, while a hallway was decorated with a wall of creeper plants that extend the length of the site.
    Find out more about The Drawers House ›
    Photo by Lenny CoddThe Cork Studio, UK, by Studio Bark
    Studio Bark constructed The Cork Studio almost entirely from cork, a natural material that can be completely recycled, reused or composted.
    Made using discarded granules from a wine cork manufacturer, the building was erected around an existing sycamore tree that was growing on the site, giving its interior a cosy treehouse-feel.
    Find out more about The Cork Studio ›
    This is the latest in our lookbooks series, which provides visual inspiration from Dezeen’s archive. For more inspiration see previous lookbooks featuring colorful 1970s interiors, innovative stone furniture and interiors designed using the Color of the Year.

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    Ten pop-up shop interiors featuring memorable designs

    Our first lookbook of 2023 collects 10 pop-up shop interiors from around the world, from a swimming-pool-style store by fashion brand Jacquemus to a playful supermarket stocked with groceries made of felt.

    Pop-up shops are temporary retail spaces created as locations for brands to sell their products, generally installed for only a matter of weeks or months.
    Due to their fleeting nature, these stores often feature statement interior designs to capture the attention of their audiences, especially if their aim is to promote new or limited-edition goods.
    Showcasing a variety of material and colour palettes, here are 10 pop-up shops featured on Dezeen.
    This is the latest in our lookbooks series, which provides visual inspiration from Dezeen’s archive. For more inspiration see previous lookbooks featuring suspended fireplaces, homes with sliding doors and interiors informed by Bauhaus principles.

    Image courtesy of SelfridgesLe Bleu, UK, by Random Studio and Simon Jacquemus
    Experience design firm Random Studio created a series of pop-up installations at London’s Selfridges department store that served as temporary shops for French fashion label Jacquemus between May and June last year.
    Titled Le Bleu, the surrealist installations included a pale blue tiled space that was informed by swimming pool changing rooms, complete with dark blue lockers and cubicles holding a series of smaller installations within them.
    Find out more about Le Bleu ›
    Photo by Calle HuthA Better Place to Think, Norway, by Snøhetta
    A Better Place to Think was an Oslo pop-up store designed by architecture studio Snøhetta for tablet brand reMarkable, which looked to the tranquility of libraries for its interior design.
    Warm-hued reading lamps positioned on divided wooden desks illuminated curved leather banquettes where visitors were invited to sit and read. A squiggly neon overhead light took cues from the shape and energy of handwriting.
    Find out more about A Better Place to Think ›
    Image courtesy of Lucy SparrowThe Sparrow Mart, USA, by Lucy Sparrow
    Sushi rolls, pork chops and a playful ATM machine all made entirely out of felt featured in a makeshift supermarket installation in Downtown Los Angeles by British artist Lucy Sparrow.
    The Sparrow Mart was stocked with 31,000 purchasable plush renditions of grocery staples, which were arranged along aisles in colourful rows that took cues from 1980s American supermarkets.
    “As a child, I was obsessed with the exotic, turbo-charged technicolour glow emanating from across the Atlantic,” the artist told Dezeen.
    Find out more about The Sparrow Mart ›
    Photo by Gray HamnerSKKN pop-up shop, USA, by Perron-Roettinger
    Design studio Perron-Roettinger adopted a minimalist colour and material palette when creating the first pop-up shop for SKKN, Kim Kardashian’s skincare and homeware brand.
    Located in a Los Angeles shopping mall until the end of last year, the store’s curved alcoves and sculptural counters were clad in raw plaster and cement, which acted as shelving for the reality TV star’s pared-back products.
    Kardashian opened another pop-up shop in 2021 to promote her underwear brand SKIMS, featuring glossy display units designed by Willo Perron.
    Find out more about this SKKN pop-up store ›
    Photo by Jasper FryMugler Bodyscape, UK, by Random Studio
    Random Studio recently dressed the interior of Corner Shop, Selfridges’ ever-changing retail space, with chrome-effect fragments designed to mimic women’s body parts. The pieces formed an installation celebrating 30 years of fashion brand Mugler’s fragrances.
    Called Bodyscape, the striking large-scale fragments were made from painted wood, while a drop-shaped sculptural centrepiece dispensed Mugler scent intermittently, and also produced undulating lighting when visitors approached it.
    “Seen from the street, the sculptural installation forms an abstract side view of a woman elegantly reclining,” said Random Studio.
    Find out more about Bodyscape ›
    Photo by Benoit FlorençonTiffany & Co pop-up shop, France, by OMA
    Pieces from jeweller Tiffany & Co’s 185-year history are currently on display at a pop-up shop in Paris designed by architecture studio OMA, which will be edited throughout this year until its dismantling in May.
    The labyrinthine store includes a dramatic blue rotunda showcasing designs from Tiffany’s extensive archive, which are encased within pyramidal glass plinths mirrored by gigantic images of the jewellery – blown up to give visitors a closer look at the pieces’ delicate features.
    Find out more about this Tiffany & Co pop-up shop ›
    Photo by Jonathan HökkloSelf-Portrait pop-up shop, USA, by Storey Studio
    Luxury fashion brand Self-Portrait showcased its ready-to-wear Autumn Winter 2019 collection at a New York pop-up store in the city’s SoHo neighbourhood designed by Storey Studio.
    An immersive setting was created by hanging drapes of translucent pink-and-white lace that the studio attached to a concentric circular wooden structure, while suspended tubes of LED lighting illuminated the interior.
    Find out more about this Self-Portrait pop-up store ›
    Photo courtesy of Axel Arigato”Upside-down” Axel Arigato pop-up shop, UK, by Avoir
    Axel Arigato footwear is currently for sale at this “upside-down” pop-up shop in Selfridges, designed for the streetwear brand by French studio Avoir to recall an inverted office.
    Trainers fitted with magnets stick to the walls of the space, which features familiar polystyrene grid ceilings and other office-like materials such as strip lighting and exposed wires.
    “The concept was to flip the script both physically and figuratively on what customers expect from a pop-up, turning all elements upside down through an industrial office lens in which the ceiling becomes the floor and vice versa,” said Axel Arigato.
    Find out more about this “upside-down” pop-up shop ›
    Photo by GlossierGlossier pop-up shop, USA, by Studio Lily Kwong
    Landscape designer Lily Kwong looked to the topography of Capitol Hill, Seattle, to create a local pop-up shop for beauty brand Glossier.
    Conceived in collaboration with Glossier, the store contained moss-topped mounds referencing rolling hills and covered with the region’s native plants.
    Pink and purple accents featured throughout the space and nodded to the brand’s brightly coloured make-up collection, which was displayed on white plinths.
    Find out more about this Glossier pop-up shop ›
    Photo by Topia VisionFatface Coffee, China, by Baicai
    Fatface Coffee was a pop-up coffee shop designed by architecture studio Baicai and presented for a month at Shenyang’s Window Gallery in China.
    The focal point was 300 forest-green beer crates forming a central rectilinear bar and cork-seated stools – an installation that intended to blend the city’s fondness for beer with a local coffee culture that is emerging.
    Bacicai opted for this central seating area to create an open space encouraging free circulation and challenged the conventional floor plan of a cafe.
    Find out more about Fatface Coffee ›
    This is the latest in our lookbooks series, which provides visual inspiration from Dezeen’s archive. For more inspiration see previous lookbooks featuring suspended fireplaces, homes with sliding doors and interiors informed by Bauhaus principles.

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    Ten colourful and comfortable 1970s-style interiors

    Featuring wood-panelled walls, plushy seating and soft fabrics juxtaposed with glossy finishes, this lookbook collects 10 interiors that recall the 1970s.

    Having been out of favour for much of the past five decades, the 1970s re-emerged as a design trend in 2022.
    The interiors listed below draw on a range of motifs borrowed from the era of glam rock, roller discos and Star Wars, with low-slung, upholstered furniture in earthy tones filling multi-use spaces.
    This is the latest in our lookbooks series, which provides visual inspiration from Dezeen’s archive. For more inspiration see previous lookbooks featuring interiors with Eames chairs, living rooms in Victorian homes and open-plan modernist living areas.
    Photo by Mariell Lind HansenPrimrose Hill townhouse, UK, by Studio Hagen Hall

    Architecture office Studio Hagen Hall channeled 1970s Californian modernism with its transformation of this north London townhouse.
    Classically 1970s materials such as velvet, elm and fluted glass were deployed alongside subtle contemporary elements including micro-cement flooring.
    Find out more about this Primrose Hill townhouse ›
    Photo by Anson Smart PhotographySRG House, Australia, by Fox Johnston
    SRG House was designed in 1972 by Stuart Whitelaw and was once the home of Australian modernist architect Sir Roy Grounds.
    Fox Johnston retained this heritage in its renovation of the building, installing wood panelling and thick carpet while also leaving parts of the building’s concrete fabric exposed.
    Find out more about SRG House ›
    Photo by Michael SinclairHelios 710, UK, by Bella Freud and Maria Speake
    Set inside the former BBC Television Center in London, Helios 710 is a penthouse apartment designed by architect Piercy & Company with interiors by creative duo Bella Freud and Maria Speake that seeks to capture the most vibrant aspects of the 1970s.
    Aiming for “bold colour, eclecticism and glamour”, the main living room sees glossy black sofas with burnt orange seat cushions contrast an emerald green carpet and hessian-covered walls.
    Find out more about Helios 710 ›
    Photo by Martin GravgaardSubstans, Denmark, by Krøyer & Gatten
    Local studio Krøyer & Gatten designed this Michelin-starred restaurant in Aarhus to feel like a Danish home from 50 years ago.
    The architects opted for retro-but-humble materials, such as simple brown tiles in the kitchen and white-painted brickwork for the bar.
    Find out more about Substans ›
    Photo by James Balston6 Babmaes Street, UK, by Fathom Architects
    The 1970s are often associated with a relaxed, comfortable aesthetic, and so the decade was referenced by Fathom Architects in its post-pandemic design for this London office.
    Warm colours are paired with tactile materials to create a cosier atmosphere than the traditional office, as a response to the increased prevalence of working from home.
    Find out more about 6 Babmaes Street ›
    Photo by Brooke ShanesyPalm Heights, Grand Cayman, by Gabriella Khalil
    Creative director Gabriella Khalil sought to mimic a 1970s-era Caribbean mansion with the design of this boutique hotel in the Cayman Islands.
    Sandy yellows mix with bold blues in each room, while collectible design pieces like Mario Bellini sofas, Ingo Maurer wall lamps and a chequered Ettore Sottsass rug feature in the guest lounge.
    Find out more about Palm Heights ›
    Photo by Timothy KayeYouth Lab 3.0, Australia, by Nickolas Gurtler
    This experimental space for cosmetic clinic Youth Lab takes on the daring task of balancing the brand’s minimalist identity with a retro style reminiscent of 1970s Milan.
    Designer Nickolas Gurtler paired a cooler overall colour palette and mirror wall with plentiful soft textures and shades of gold and olive green.
    Find out more about Youth Lab 3.0 ›
    Photo courtesy of HarmayHarmay Hangzhou, China, by AIM Architecture
    While it may look just like a 1970s office, this interior by Shanghai studio AIM Architecture is actually a retail store for cosmetics brand Harmay.
    It features a wool carpet by German brand Findeisen and suspended ceiling tiles, with a colour palette of muted yellows, oranges and browns.
    Find out more about Harmay Hangzhou ›
    Photo courtesy of StudiopepeClub Unseen, Italy, by Studiopepe
    During Milan design week in 2018, local studio Studiopepe opened a temporary private venue in a 19th-century warehouse that attempted to capture the spirit of 1970s nightclubs.
    “Those years are fascinating to us – the colours and materials were very glamorous,” the studio’s Arianna Lelli Mami told Dezeen. The interiors combined graphic shapes, grid patterns, pastel colours and metallic finishes.
    Find out more about Club Unseen ›
    Photo by David DworkindVesta, Canada, by Ménard Dworkind
    This pizza joint in Montreal, designed by local studio Ménard Dworkind, takes cues from the decor of 1970s New York pizzerias with funky colours and bold use of textures, as well as a smattering of vintage objects.
    White wall panelling, dark green ceiling paint, rich oak panelling and red leather seating come together to capture “the spirit of Italian family restaurants” from times gone by.
    Find out more about Vesta ›
    This is the latest in our lookbooks series, which provides visual inspiration from Dezeen’s archive. For more inspiration see previous lookbooks featuring interiors with Eames chairs, living rooms in Victorian homes and open-plan modernist living areas.

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    Dezeen's top 10 staircases of 2022

    As part of our review of 2022, we have selected 10 eye-catching staircases published on Dezeen this year, including stairs that turn, twist or double as seating.

    This year’s roundup of staircases features a children’s library in China with two intertwining timber stairs, a 25-metre-tall staircase in the Netherlands and a plywood spiral staircase in a barn conversion.
    Read on for Dezeen’s top 10 staircases of 2022:
    Photo by Leonardo FinottiCasa Thomé Beira da Silva, Brazil, by Marcos Bertoldi Arquitetos
    This helical wooden staircase anchors the large living space in Casa Thomé Beira da Silva, a Brazilian house designed by Marcos Bertoldi Arquitetos.

    The winding staircase leads to the bedrooms on the first floor of the home, which features a screen of chevron-patterned wooden planks wrapped around the exterior.
    Find out more about Casa Thomé Beira da Silva ›
    Photo by Ronan MézièreEscher House, Canada, by Naturehumaine
    Informed by the works of Dutch artist MC Escher, Canadian studio Naturehumaine inserted an angular staircase into this family home in Montreal as part of a renovation project.
    The centrepiece of the Escher House transformation, the new staircase is top-lit by a skylight and made up of wooden treads with black steel sides and guard rails.
    Find out more about Escher House ›
    Photo by Alex BaxterBarn at the Ahof, the Netherlands, by Julia van Beuningen
    Architectural designer Julia van Beuningen converted a late 19th-century barn into a residence with this plywood spiral staircase as the central focus.
    The staircase has a curved, swooping form designed to contrast with the barn’s rustic structure and leads from the open-plan living space on the ground floor to the newly added first floor, where bedrooms and bathrooms are located.
    Find out more about Barn at the Ahof ›
    Photo by Kenya ChibaKappa House, Japan, by Archipelago Architects Studio
    A series of staircases divide the spaces inside Kappa House in Kanagawa, Japan, designed by architecture practice Archipelago Architects Studio.
    The first two sets of stairs connect the house’s three floor levels, while the third staircase extends to the ceiling and is used as a place to sit, eat, drink or read.
    Find out more about Kappa House ›
    Photo by Lorenzo ZandriFarleigh Road House, UK, by Paolo Cossu Architects
    UK architecture studio Paolo Cossu Architects renovated the basement of Farleigh Road House in London, adding a chunky oak staircase to connect the floor with the rest of the house above.
    Designed to double as a place for the residents to sit and chat, wooden blocks were inserted on one side of the stairs to define the walking route, while deep steps that align with bookshelves on the adjacent wall provide seating.
    Find out more about Farleigh Road House ›
    Photo by Stijn PoelstraDe Niewe Herdgang, the Netherlands, by Architectuur Maken
    De Niewe Herdgang is a sculptural staircase designed by Dutch studio Architectuur Maken that rises 25 metres above the landscape to create a viewpoint overlooking the city of Tilburg in the Netherlands.
    Built from a galvanised steel frame with thin planks of Accoya wood, the watchtower aims to reconnect people with the landscape, which has been fragmented by roads.
    Find out more about De Niewe Herdgang ›
    Photo by Marcela GrassiLoft in Poblenou, Spain, by NeuronaLab
    This blue stair unit provides additional storage and a mezzanine bedroom in a compact Barcelona apartment renovated by local architecture studio NeuronaLab.
    The unit also divides spaces in the residence, transforming it from a studio loft to a two-bedroom apartment with separated work and living areas.
    Find out more about Loft in Poblenou ›
    Photo by Roberto RuizPalau Apartment, Spain, by Colombo and Serboli Architecture
    In another Barcelona apartment, Spanish studio Colombo and Serboli Architecture designed a multi-part staircase made up of micro-cement bottom steps with recessed shelving, timber box steps and suspended timber steps.
    The micro-cement base extends and dog-legs to form the backrest of the sofa on one side and a bench for the dining area on the other side.
    Find out more about Palau Apartment ›
    Photo courtesy of Kengo Kuma and AssociatesHisao & Hiroko Taki Plaza, Japan, by Kengo Kuma and Associates
    Japanese studio Kengo Kuma and Associates designed this student hub for the Tokyo Institute of Technology, which is built partially underground with a stepped roof made up of bleachers.
    The stepped roof is accessed by an external staircase that extends into the interior of the building, separated by glazing to blur the boundary between inside and out.
    Find out more about Hisao & Hiroko Taki Plaza ›
    Photo by Zhao SaiPingtan Book House, China, by Condition_Lab
    A double-helix staircase with deep treads and spacious landings provides space for children to read and play in this library located in China’s Hunan province, designed by architecture research studio Condition_Lab.
    Accessed from the ground floor, the two spiral timber staircases at Pingtan Book House intertwine around a square void before meeting again on the top level.
    Find out more about Pingtan Book House ›

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    Dezeen's top 10 shop interiors of 2022

    A fashion store filled with pillows and a furniture showroom that looks more like a luxury apartment are among our pick of the best shop interiors of the year, in the next instalment of Dezeen’s review of 2022.

    Designers continued to play with retail conventions this year, and 2022’s roundup of shop interiors also featuring a supermarket-style second-hand book store and a cosmetics brand outlet modelled on a 1970s office.
    Read on for Dezeen’s top 10 shop interiors of 2022:
    Photo by Michael RygaardGarde Hvalsøe Aarhus, Denmark, by Bunn Studio
    This showroom, for Danish cabinet maker Garde Hvalsøe, was designed by New York practice Bunn Studio to look more like a grand apartment than a retail space.

    Housed in a majestic Renaissance building in Aarhus, the interior showcases the brand’s signature handcrafted kitchens and walk-in wardrobes alongside other domestic furniture.
    The idea was to help customers visualise how the cabinets would look in their own homes.
    Find out more about Garde Hvalsøe Aarhus ›
    Photo by Hu YanyunDeja Vu Recycle Store, China, by Offhand Practice
    Dezeen’s most-viewed retail interior of 2022 is a store in Shanghai that puts a new spin on second-hand shopping.
    Intending to counter the “shabby” image associated with flea markets, local studio Offhand Practice created an interior featuring supermarket-style crates and minimalist railings, displaying pre-owned books and fashion.
    The design was named large retail interior of the year at Dezeen Awards 2022.
    Find out more about Deja Vu Recycle Store ›
    Photo by Benoit FlorençonJacquemus Shop-in-Shop, France, by AMO
    French accessories brand Jacquemus unveiled one of its most playful retail interiors to date in 2022, designed by OMA’s design and research studio, AMO.
    Pillows form everything from wall coverings to display stands in this 60-square-metre boutique, located in department store Galeries Lafayette Haussmann.
    OMA partner Ellen van Loon told Dezeen she wanted to create “a cocooning and relaxed atmosphere, inviting customers to lounge and browse for as long as they want”.
    Find out more about Jacquemus Shop-in-Shop ›
    Photo by Alex LysakowskiThe Annex, Canada, by Superette
    Marijuana retailer Superette opened another of its retro-style stores in 2022, this time in the Annex neighbourhood of Toronto.
    Superette, which is French for “mini supermarket”, has created a nostalgic feel in all of its shops. Here, the brand’s in-house team modelled the design on an Italian deli, with chequerboard flooring, vintage-style posters and tiled surfaces.
    Find out more about The Annex ›
    Photo by Maris MezulisCowboy, France, by Ciguë
    French design studio Ciguë had a car-free future in mind when designing this retail outlet for electric bicycle brand Cowboy.
    Located in Paris department store Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche, the shop features a winding concrete walkway reminiscent of a cycle path, surrounded by areas of crushed earth.
    Roughly hewn limestone provides seating, while the walls are covered in raw earth.
    Find out more about Cowboy ›
    Photo by HandoverMONC, UK, by Nina+Co
    Sustainable materials play an important role inside this debut store for eyewear brand MONC, designed by Nina+Co.
    The entire interior is formed of either bio-based or recycled materials, on the basis that the brand only had the London retail space on a short-term lease. These include cornstarch foam, which forms the undulating ceiling and display shelves.
    This circular design ethos led to the project being named small retail interior of the year at Dezeen Awards 2022.
    Find out more about MONC ›
    Photo courtesy of DuratDurat Showroom, Finland, by Linda Bergroth
    Finnish designer Linda Bergroth chose bold colour combinations in her design for the Helsinki showroom of tile manufacturer Durat.
    Almost every element in the 100-square-metre showroom is formed of Durat’s terrazzo-like surface material, which is made from plastic waste and is 100 per cent recyclable.
    The most eye-catching colour pairings include salmon-pink and mustard, and apple-green with bright orange.
    Find out more about Durat Showroom ›
    Photo courtesy of HarmayHarmay Hangzhou, China, by AIM Architecture
    Chinese office AIM Architecture has designed a series of interiors for cosmetics brand Harmay, but the most imaginative so far is this one in Hangzhou, which is modelled on a 1970s office.
    The design draws on its setting in the Renzo Piano-designed OōEli business park. The space features a wool carpet and suspended ceiling tiles, with products displayed on desks, meeting tables and bookshelves.
    Find out more about Harmay Hangzhou ›
    Photo by Felix SpellerCubitts Leeds, UK, by Child Studio
    Different design periods combine in this store in Leeds, designed by Child Studio for British eyewear brand Cubitts.
    Set in a historic shopping mall that boasts pink marble columns and mosaic ceilings, the shop features Victorian-style joinery, a mid-century counter, an Eileen Gray-designed modernist lamp and an art-deco-style bakelite clock.
    Find out more about Cubitts Leeds ›
    Photo by Sharon RadischJonathan Simkhai, USA, by Aruliden
    Irregular, overlapping arches wrapped in soft-toned fabric defined shopping areas in this temporary installation for fashion brand Jonathan Simkhai in New York City.
    Created by design agency Aruliden, the interior drew on the geometric shapes and signature cut-outs of the brand’s clothing.
    Find out more about Jonathan Simkhai ›

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