This case is Offermann’s first flagship store in Asia. A global brand founded in Germany for over 160 years, Offermann made its name by producing high quality leather products with both function and chic form. The flagship store, located in the corner of an old worn building built by a senior architect who believes “Architecture represents a time freezing history”, was near the Regent Taipei. Our core concept of the design is to show respect to the building, adapting our design to account for the site and furthermore, showing the German brand’s spirit - form follows function.
To recreate an image of Offermann’s leather factory in 1980s in Bensberg of Western Germany, we keep the worn-out pattern of the old building, laying the exterior wall with red bricks, installing black-green grilles and arched beam on the ceiling, and using H-steel section and rusty copperplate. The woodcolor-themed space covered in elegance reflects a simple, understated yet excellent taste. High ceiling serves to make the space look more spacious and brighter. Based on classic German Bauhaus style, the design of the flagship store also incorporated Postmodernism and Deconstructionism. The palladium-plated hardware used in the display cabinets are fully from Germany with the functions of decelerating the oxidation and making the cabinets as new ones.