Mark Kenly Domino Tan Flagship in Copenhagen by Studio David Thulstrup | Yellowtrace

Mark Kenly Domino Tan Flagship in Copenhagen by Studio David Thulstrup | Yellowtrace

Mark Kenly Domino Tan Flagship in Copenhagen by Studio David Thulstrup | Yellowtrace

Mark Kenly Domino Tan Flagship in Copenhagen by Studio David Thulstrup | Yellowtrace

 

One of our favourite designers, David Thulstrup, has shared with us the flagship boutique for Mark Kenly Domino Tan, the first retail store for the talented Danish fashion designer who has won acclaim for his namesake label.

“As this is Mark’s first store, I wanted to create the perfect framework to highlight the minimalist, classic and feminine silhouettes he is renowned for,” says David Thulstrup, principal of the Copenhagen-based studio. Thulstrup kept the space neutral with a couple of strong architectural expressions that play to Tan’s structured tailoring.

“It’s a beautiful early 20th-century store with walls that aren’t straight and beaten up wooden floors which I retained, and then I added these architectural interventions that become a modern focal point,” says Thulstrup. The first is a series of rectangular panels with granular surfaces in a parchment colour that are visibly detached from the soft grey painted walls. They frame the clothing racks so that the space recedes into the background. At the rear, a large wall of 100 square glass bricks allows natural light while making a monolithic statement.

 

See other projects by Studio David Thulstrup on Yellowtrace.

 

Mark Kenly Domino Tan Flagship in Copenhagen by Studio David Thulstrup | Yellowtrace

Mark Kenly Domino Tan Flagship in Copenhagen by Studio David Thulstrup | Yellowtrace

Mark Kenly Domino Tan Flagship in Copenhagen by Studio David Thulstrup | Yellowtrace

 

“Mark places a strong emphasis on materials, often using the fabric as a foundation of a collection, so we want to reflect that in our material choices,” says Thulstrup.

Freestanding metal clothes racks with a minimalist profile were designed to best present Tan’s ready-to-wear collection. In the centre of the space is a large display table made of birds-eye birch veneer for accessories, books and objects Tan stocks to complement his clothing. For the back of the store, Thulstrup designed a daybed covered in a soft white boucle fabric, inviting customers to make themselves comfortable.

“As well as ready-to-wear, Mark has an atelier service making exquisite custom clothing but he wants the overall experience of the store to be welcoming and unpretentious, and that’s where the colour palette and the daybed come in.”

For Mark Tan, working with David Thulstrup was a perfect partnership: “I admire David’s aesthetic, his tactile approach to materials and the way he thinks about textures and surfaces in a space. His project was so coherent with what I imagined for my new shop that the choice has been fast and obvious, it was a dream come true!”

 

Mark Kenly Domino Tan is located at Store Strandstræde 9, Copenhagen.

 

 


[Images courtesy of Studio David Thulstrup. Photography by Irina Boersma.]

 

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Dana is an award-winning interior designer living in Sydney, Australia. With an unhealthy passion for design, Dana commits to an abnormal amount of daily design research. Regular travel and attendance at premier design events, enables Dana to stay at the forefront of the design world globally. While she is super serious about design, Dana never takes herself - nor design - too seriously. Together with her life and business partner, Dana is Boss Lady at Studio Yellowtrace, specialising in Design Strategy, Creative Direction and Special Projects. The studio takes a highly conceptual and holistic approach to translating brands & ideas into places & experiences.

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