This beautiful store is a milestone for both Dickinson Cameron and Apple as it replaces one of Apple’s first original stores and showcases the collaboration DCC had with the design build of the project.
Said best by Apple designer Jony Ive, Apple’s new design “…starts with the storefront – taking transparency to a whole new level – where the building blends the inside and the outside, breaking down barriers and making it more egalitarian and accessible.”
Dickinson Cameron looks forward to building more of these real-world retail destinations.
Dickinson Cameron’s strong partnership with Chanel continued this month with the unveiling of three stores just in time for holiday shopping. Chanel concepts in Hawaii and New Jersey received an update and expansion to include exciting firsts for the brand. The Hawaiian Islands project includes two boutiques at the Ala Moana Center with a modernized look reflecting the brand’s current retail aesthetic created by architect Peter Marino. In addition to the Hawaii store updates, Chanel introduced their first-ever stand-alone shoe boutique, not coincidentally in the home of the first-ever U.S. Chanel store opened in Waikiki in 1983. At 1,100-square-feet, the shoe boutique features a custom 24-karat gold leaf display wall and work by local artists.
The Mall at Short Hills, NJ rounds out our trio of projects for Chanel. DCC relocated and doubled the size of the previous store, allowing for an expanded range of products, including the a new ready to wear collection, in the new 6,400-square-foot retail space.
DCC’s lasting partnership with Chanel is a testament to the type of relationship our company establishes and maintains with our clients. These exciting new stores feature groundbreaking work for a brand that does not compromise on quality and innovation.
Tender Greens, an emerging healthy fast casual concept, has chosen DCC to create their last three locations. Their most recent restaurant, in Westwood, marks a new look for the brand that takes their elevated dining philosophy into the space itself.
Located within a historic building in the neighborhood near UCLA, the 1931 building, designed by Architect Howard Wells, proved a unique canvas for incorporating the environmentally friendly aesthetic of Tender Greens’ other restaurants. With a large scale skylight in the main dining room, and signature brick work and archways, an indoor/outdoor feel was created to generate the feeling of the original open air patio that had been enclosed by past occupants.
DCC worked to maintain and reinvent the original architectural features of the building, while also creating a clean and modern feel that mirrors the Tender Greens menu. Westwood officially opened in Summer 2016 and the design will roll out to other markets as Tender Greens continues its rapid expansion.
Dickinson Cameron’s relationship with Cartier has spanned more than 10 years and 20 projects, but perhaps no collaboration is as special as the Cartier Mansion, which opened this week in New York.
The iconic retailer’s flagship store on Fifth Avenue occupies a mansion acquired by Cartier in 1917, and the renovation represents more than two years of painstaking work.
Dubbed “The retail world’s most glamorous boutique”, the store occupies four floors and more than 44,000 square feet of the Mansion. Cartier more than doubled their retail square footage with the renovation, and created rooms named for famous clients such as Elizabeth Taylor and Grace Kelly, and Gary Cooper.
The Cartier Mansion is being showcased in media around the world, and has been called an instant landmark for New York City.
“We are honored for the opportunity, and proud of the part we played in bringing this beautiful historic building back to life,” said Frank Naliboff, CEO of Dickinson Cameron. DCC looks forward to more opportunities to create incredible retail spaces with Cartier.