Construction Interrupted by Rei Kawakubo for Dover Street Market Construction Interrupted by Rei Kawakubo for Dover Street Market
Homme Plus at Dover Street Market Homme Plus at Dover Street Market
Nemeth at Dover Street Market Nemeth at Dover Street Market
Sneaker Space Dover Street Market structure by Michael Samuels Sneaker Space Dover Street Market structure by Michael Samuels

Altered image: Dover Street begins new season

20 : 01 : 2011 Dover Street Market : Display : Hussein Chalyan

London – Dover Street Market has completed its biannual transformation, or Tachiagari, during which the store closes for several days while builders, designers and artists renovate its four floors.

A classically minimalist Japanese theme remains in areas curated by fashion designers Hussein Chalayan and egg as well as in the Paco Rabanne window display, while a series of industrial structures and bare brick walls give some floors a Flexthetics feel.

Artist Michael Samuels has lent art pieces for the Sneaker Space in the form of large wooden drawers. Rei Kawakubo has complemented this design with her Construction Interrupted space, a mix of wooden frames, MDF walls and a battered corrugated iron shed.

For more examples of the innovative use of everyday materials, read our Flexthetics Retail Inspire article.