One of our favourite designers,
“As this is Mark’s first store, I wanted to create the perfect framework to highlight the
“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
“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
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.