Isabel Marant blends ethnic bohemia and tomboy street chic effortlessly, and her name has long been on the lips of fashion insiders: editors, models, and actresses. Having conquered the boho-chic market with her impeccable cuts and sense of detail, Marant's success is measured equally in the number of shops and department store corners to her name.
Marant’s stores have a lot in common with houses.
Handcrafted woven bamboo screens are suspended in sections to cover the ceiling and walls of this Isabel Marant boutique in Bangkok by Parisian studio Ciguë.
Ciguë created 236 screens in different shapes and sizes for the flagship Thailand store of French fashion house Isabel Marant, covering the walls with up to three layers to create an overlapping effect.
Located in the new Central Embassy department store, the boutique was designed to reference Thai craft culture, providing a counterpoint to "the generic slickness of globalised branding".
The intricate bamboo screens were handmade by local Thai craftsmen, and woven in three different patterns and densities.
"The final pattern was obtained by covering the entire surface of the space with a giant and continuous skin made of the screens," the studio told Dezeen. "Then little by little some screens were removed or 'erased' and the white walls appeared, to bring more light and air around the clothes."