KBond, a gallery-like men's shop in Los Angeles, occupies 2000 square feet on a busy corner of Beverly Boulevard. The store's 85 percent glass facade allows clear viewing of the interior, which houses apparel, shoes and accessories organized into three zones: athletic, classic and avant garde fashions.
Basic colors are used not only for a contemporary, clean look, but also to identify store promotions. Blue indicates a sale; red points out new deliveries; green calls out upcoming events; and orange announces a web site update. Concrete flooring and sheetrock walls offer a blank canvas for color, which is relegated to graphics, merchandise and minimal furnishings.
Client Team: KBond, Los Angeles Karen Kimmel and James Bond, co-owners
Design Team: Janson Goldstein LLP, New York Mark Janson and Hal Goldstein, principals-in-charge; Takaaki Kawabata, project manager
Consultants: Bill Jansing, Dallas (lighting design); Associates in Science, New York (graphics)
Suppliers: Toray Ultrasuede, New York (fabrics); Columbia Showcase & Cabinet Co., Los Angeles (fixtures); Associates in Science, New York (signage and graphics); K. Flam Associates, New York (furniture upholstery); Elliptipar, W. Haven, Conn., Halo Lighting, Elk Grove Village, Ill., The Kirlin Co., Detroit, and Belfer, Ocean, N.J. (lighting)
Photography: Toshi Yoshimi, Los Angeles