L’AKMUS is a multi-brand store of shoes, bags and accessories in the luxurious shopping mall, the Library in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine. Its collection consists of brands such as Furla, Coccinelle, Michael Kors, Paul Smith, M Missoni, Serapian and more. The shop is designed and carefully crafted by the architect Andrei Ivanitskiy.
The rich interior demonstrates unique aesthetics and modern fusion to align with the store’s lavish image. The minimalistic design provides a spacious environment to maximize the shopping experience of its customers. The simple, minimalistic approach is achieved by the symmetrical and clean lines. The biggest challenge with integrating sharp lines into a design is the possibility of creating a cold and an inhospitable atmosphere. However the designer successfully blends the neutrality of the wood with the lines and as a result creates a warm, contemporary design. As a result, the environment became an excellent background for bright trade products. On top of that, the modernity is not only due to the symmetry of the shelves and cabinets but their ability to serve their purpose while being space-efficient.
project: L’AKMUS store
location: Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine
architect: Andrei Ivanitskiy
furniture producer: Zebra mebel
completion: june 2013