Grigio Alpi has been selected by David Chipperfield Architects for the Akris flagship stores worldwide.
Akris, an international fashion house was founded in 1922 in Saint Gallen (Switzerland) by Alice Kriemler-Schoch. Nowadays, the Company, is managed by Albert and Peter Kriemler, nephews of the founder. The intent of the design studio was to highlight the materiality and craftsmanship of the Akris collections with a solid and minimalistic architecture with a light display to enhance the materials carefully selected.
Grigio Alpi in the honed finish was used on the flooring, cladding, columns and part of the ceiling.
The same design concept and materials have been also used for the flagship store in Ginza, Tokyo.
Design: David Chipperfield Architects
Photography: Alberto Parise