Curiosity is a multidisciplinary studio based in Tokyo, created by French designer Gwenael Nicolas. The studio is constantly redefining the boundary of the design, from interior designto architecture and product design. Not in an abstract way but realistically by collaborating with a large spectrum of companies and clients, to create new products, develop new materials and define new design identities.
Curiosity has helped redefine the shopping experience through his interactive and avant-garde interiors for the likes of Louis Vuitton, Fendi, Yves Saint Laurent, and Dolce & Gabbana, creating boutiques that transport consumers to the next level.
Ginza Six Mall, Tokyo
The Ginza Six Shopping mall in the heart of Tokyo, the large atrium area has been designed by Gwenael Nicolas . The futuristic aspect of the mall is displayed and most ostensible in this atrium; where a delicate balance between traditional Japanese and contemporary architecture is presented.
Dolce & Gabbana Flagship Store,Tokyo
The luxury giant fashion house Dolce & Gabbana recently opened the doors to its new boutique design store in Aoyama, Tokyo. The innovative design project delivered by Gwenael Nicolas and his practice Curiosity conceived a new concept store focused on the theme “light & shadow”, with strong connection between the structure, product and materials through beautiful light effects of concealing and revealing, bold contrasts and special perspectives.
Dolce & Gabbana Fagship Store, Milan
The location is a 19th century aristocratic palazzo, this project reflects the brand’s DNA and its much-loved inspiration of Baroque, but also intended to have a solid dose of modernity the signal of creative trajectory of the Italian fashion house. The color palette is precisely layered, rich in detail, and harmonizing the past and the future at the same time.
Palazzo Fendi, Rome
Fendi’s biggest Flagship store in their original city, Rome. Palazzo has just been ambitiously conceived and refurbished as a six floor cultural, retail, and entertaining center for the brand and its lucky clients. The Palazzo Fendi includes an enormous two-floor shop designed by Gwenael Nicolas.