Esprit Store Review

Cologne, 04-12-2011

Designers Reich und Wamser have completed the interior of fashion brand Esprit’s Cologne outlet. The Lighthouse shop juxtaposes masculine and feminine elements.

Exposed brickwork, timber and steel frames throughout are used throughout in contrast to softer elements like woven light fittings. Similarly gauzy curtains that conceal the fitting room at the back of the shop complement the harder materials used in the design and add a soft, feminine touch to the otherwise rigid interior.

Furnishings and fittings are also more delicate: walnut tables and cabinets are used, along with clothes racks with slender profiles to display clothes and accessories.

Another distinguishing feature of the space is the glazed courtyard that is naturally lit by a skylight above and filled with plants and flowers. Photos by Peter Janczik and Reich und Wamser.