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Retail Design Firm New York


Sergio Mannino Studio

A RETAIL DESIGN FIRM WITH ROOTS IN ITALIAN DESIGN AND CULTURE

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Retail Design Firm New York


Sergio Mannino Studio

A RETAIL DESIGN FIRM WITH ROOTS IN ITALIAN DESIGN AND CULTURE

 
 
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Sergio Mannino Studio, Retail Design Firm


 

Sergio Mannino Studio is a retail store design firm with roots in Italian design and culture. The Studio is based in New York but operates on a global scale, having worked on over 250 stores for companies such as Prada, Miu Miu, Lexus, Vince Camuto, Jessica Simpson, Miss Sixty, Breil, Kensiegirl, Steve Madden among others.

Through an extensive close network of consultants, store design projects can be taken from preliminary brainstorming to built form virtually anywhere.

The Studio work has been published numerous times in magazines, books and blogs in the US, Europe, China and South Korea.

Sergio Mannino, who heads the Studio, earned a degree in architecture from the University of Florence and worked extensively in interior design with Ettore Sottsass and Remo Buti in Italy. He also has expertise in furniture design and in 2002 he mounted a one-man show of his furniture designs at the Memphis Post Design Gallery in Milan. In 2008 his "ooo! Lamp" was featured at the ICFF in New York. Most recently the Studio introduced the colorful and modular "Non-Flying Carpet" at the New York design show "Wanted Design" during the ICFF in 2012.

 

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Sergio Mannino Studio, Retail Design Firm


 

Sergio Mannino Studio is a retail store design firm with roots in Italian design and culture. The Studio is based in New York but operates on a global scale, having worked on over 250 stores for companies such as Prada, Miu Miu, Lexus, Vince Camuto, Jessica Simpson, Miss Sixty, Breil, Kensiegirl, Steve Madden among others.

Through an extensive close network of consultants, store design projects can be taken from preliminary brainstorming to built form virtually anywhere.

The Studio work has been published numerous times in magazines, books and blogs in the US, Europe, China and South Korea.

Sergio Mannino, who heads the Studio, earned a degree in architecture from the University of Florence and worked extensively in interior design with Ettore Sottsass and Remo Buti in Italy. He also has expertise in furniture design and in 2002 he mounted a one-man show of his furniture designs at the Memphis Post Design Gallery in Milan. In 2008 his "ooo! Lamp" was featured at the ICFF in New York. Most recently the Studio introduced the colorful and modular "Non-Flying Carpet" at the New York design show "Wanted Design" during the ICFF in 2012.

 

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Careland Pharmacy Design


Careland Pharmacy Design in Brooklyn Heights, New York. A juxtaposition of playful elements, such as a custom designed vinyl floor, with clean and sharp furniture in high gloss lacquer.

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Careland Pharmacy Design


Careland Pharmacy Design in Brooklyn Heights, New York. A juxtaposition of playful elements, such as a custom designed vinyl floor, with clean and sharp furniture in high gloss lacquer.

Careland pharmacy, brooklyn, ny

Pharmacy design

The subtext of the design approach for Careland pharmacy is the constant juxtaposition of ideas. In order to underline the clinical quality of the pharmacy, the shelves are in high gloss and sharp. The soft and sensual curve created by the 70 linear feet of the undulating shelves provide warmth and playfulness. The bright green floor, made of a pattern of band-aids hand drawn by Sergio Mannino with his typical sketching style bring warmth by introducing humor and a casual friendliness.

Similar juxtapositions are found in the visual identity and the communications. Starting with the notion of "We take care seriously" the typography is a mix of a script, representing a friendly and warm approach, in contrast with an all caps sans serif font, a version of Futura, to emphasize the cleanliness, seriousness and precision of the operation.

 

The entire project is an example of contemporary design, yet at the same time, it is full of traditional references related to Health care. A dark shade of green is typically the color associated with pharmacies, so we pushed the color to an extreme before it became something else, before it became so distant from what is commonly perceived as a pharmacy color that people didn't recognize it anymore. The shade we picked is also a man made color, it is not a green associated with the idea of nature. We work on the edge of the cliff and we constantly test its position in everything we do in the office.

Virtually every pharmacy around the world uses the cross as an identifier so we've created our own version of the cross by drawing it by hand. While it has a friendly appearance, there is clearly a strong association with pharmacies and health.

Store Design: Sergio Mannino Studio
Sergio Mannino, Martina Guandalini, Giulia Delpiano, Giulia Bortolotti

Identity Design: Designwajskol
Jonathan Wajskol, Ying Fu, Janni Berger

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Lexus Store Design


Lexus Store Design by Sergio Mannino Studio. A luxurious environment to showcase a sport car whose design is defined by an extraordinary  attention to details and crafting

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Lexus Store Design


Lexus Store Design by Sergio Mannino Studio. A luxurious environment to showcase a sport car whose design is defined by an extraordinary  attention to details and crafting

Lexus Store Design

North America

Design: Sergio Mannino, Giulia Bortolotti, Giulia Delpiano, Martina Guandalini

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Hirshleifer's Shoe Store Design


Hirshleifer Shoe Store Design in Manhasset, New York. This shoe store design is a subtle reference and homage to the world of art and design history. A contemporary retail design project that uses precious materials such as shiny lacquer, ceramics, neon and delicate fabrics.

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Hirshleifer's Shoe Store Design


Hirshleifer Shoe Store Design in Manhasset, New York. This shoe store design is a subtle reference and homage to the world of art and design history. A contemporary retail design project that uses precious materials such as shiny lacquer, ceramics, neon and delicate fabrics.

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manhasset, new york

The Hirshleifer's shoe store design in Manhasset New York, completed in December 2009, is a subtle reference and an homage to the world of art and design history, mainly Italian and American.

It is indeed a space where references and memories happen in a metaphysical way and are not entirely visible at first sight, a place for a dialogue between two opposite texts: the first is minimalist, rigorous and precise, alluding to the art of several American figures such as Sol LeWitt, Carl Andre or Donald Judd in its physicality and spirituality; the second is a reference to the rich, sensual, decadent, unpredictable and free world of the Radical Design groups that changed the course of design in Italy from the late sixties to the eighties.

Sergio Mannino negotiates masterfully between the tendencies of each "text" - style – to create surprising effects that contain continuity within the contradictions. Space and timing are experienced through a proscenium of subtle humor and strict precision.

The rigorous formalism of the minimalists (whose formal precision is also easily found in the obsessive care for the details typical of the Italian culture) is challenged by "folies", unexpected elements winking at you from some other world: a glass case sitting on a sofa (a reference to a 1967 piece by Italian Architect Gio Ponti); a neon sculpture gently curved but burning in white artificial light (another reference to the Italian art world of the sixties, this time, Lucio Fontana's Concetti Spaziali); a bloody red wall that sets the backdrop of the scene. As in a theater nothing in the store is real or natural: the floor has woodgrain but is made of ceramic tiles; the Fjord red stones by Moroso are soft and upholstered in fabric and leather; the biomorphic and the geometric shapes in the space are embedded in heavy, shiny lacquers or neon lighting, yet the result is noisy silence, indeed a statement.

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Design: S.Mannino, F.Scalettaris, F.Bruni, G.Spagrud

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Block Headwear Storefront Design


Retail storefront design for Block Headwear. The Studio designed a memorable facade design concept that turned the store into a neighborhood gem.

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Block Headwear Storefront Design


Retail storefront design for Block Headwear. The Studio designed a memorable facade design concept that turned the store into a neighborhood gem.

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bowery, new york

When asked to create Block Headwear's first US Retail storefront design, Sergio Mannino knew that the client wanted this new shop to make a big impact on its Lower East Side neighborhood. Since Block is on a busy street (it stands next to the likes of Pulino's Pizzeria and Katz' Deli), the Studio created a memorable storefront design that would catch the attention of passerby.

Inspiration first came from the brand's products and its logo as the design is a repetition of the Block Headwear logo. But the inspiration didn't stop there. 

Location also played a crucial role in the design since the store is set in front of one of New York City's most famous graffiti walls. The Houston/Bowery wall was first painted by Keith Haring more than 30 years ago. After that a countless amount of artists have put their hands on that piece of urban canvas. The intersection still tells the story of a New York that doesn't exist anymore but that is still missed by many.

Design: Sergio Mannino, Francesca Scalettaris

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Kensiegirl Showroom Design


Showroom Design for the Kensiegirl Footwear brand in New York city. The retail design firm defined the space with a young and vibrant choice of colors that gives the showroom and the brand the perfect touch of playfulness.

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Kensiegirl Showroom Design


Showroom Design for the Kensiegirl Footwear brand in New York city. The retail design firm defined the space with a young and vibrant choice of colors that gives the showroom and the brand the perfect touch of playfulness.

Kensiegirl footwear showroom design

manhattan, new york

The design of the new Kensiegirl Showroom in New York City attempts to personify the chic, evocative and whimsical style of the Kensiegirl brand.

While utilizing the latest digital technologies, Mannino Studio defines the spirit of our times through mass customization of wallpapers, decals and laser-cut furniture; through everyday fluorescent fixtures turned pink, digitally fabricated lamp shades and a display system reminiscent of 70s minimal art, the Studio was able to transform the showroom into a modern mental gymnasium of design, pattern and color, while at the same time complimenting the Kensiegirl brand.

The showroom is defined by a lighting system that emphasize the shelving system and the display areas giving the space a theatrical effect.

This is obtained not only by an accurate selection of lighting fixtures but mainly by differentiating the flooring materials: a dark navy blue carpet in the showroom opposed to a bright “alaskan skies” concrete in the reception area.

A metal halide type of wall washer and adjustable track lights have been selected for the display shelving, where an accurate reproduction of colors and contrast was required.

The front desk in the reception area is characterized by a pink fluorescent fixture reminiscent of a Dan Flavin installation. The light gives the space a touch of playfulness that plays well with the image of the brand.

Design: Sergio Mannino, Francesca Scalettaris

Similar projects (Showroom Design): Vince Camuto Showroom

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Shoebox NY Shoe Store Design


Shoebox NY, a shoe store design concept in New York by Sergio Mannino Studio. A series of more than 200 colored wall panels make this retail store design a unique and elegant place.

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Shoebox NY Shoe Store Design


Shoebox NY, a shoe store design concept in New York by Sergio Mannino Studio. A series of more than 200 colored wall panels make this retail store design a unique and elegant place.

Shoebox NY, shoe store design

retail store design concept

The design of the Shoebox store is a combination of mainstream and offbeat, a surprising place rich of colors and subtleties that turn shopping into a charming experience.

A series of more than 200 wall panels of different colors and functions are installed in a grid throughout the space. Each panel, finished in either shiny lacquer, fabric or linoleum, can be repositioned on the grid, just like a pixel on a screen. Virtually thousand of different combinations of colors and materials are possible, giving the store not only the fully functional flexibility always needed in the retail industry but also the possibility to create different moods just by combining colors and materials.

The center of the store is a seating area and display unit lit by a series of Paolo Rizzato's Costanza lamps that help giving the feeling of a home to the space while at the same time winking at the world of Italian design, a reference always present in the projects of the Studio.

Design: Sergio Mannino, Francesca Scalettaris

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Vince Camuto Shoe Store Design


Sergio Mannino's design team designed the first Vince Camuto shoe store, located in Grand Central Terminal, New York. This Shoe store design is characterized by a sophisticated choice of materials such as chrome, lacquer, gray wood veneers and ceramic tiles that resemble wood planks.

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Vince Camuto Shoe Store Design


Sergio Mannino's design team designed the first Vince Camuto shoe store, located in Grand Central Terminal, New York. This Shoe store design is characterized by a sophisticated choice of materials such as chrome, lacquer, gray wood veneers and ceramic tiles that resemble wood planks.

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grand central terminal, new york, ny

The studio faced structural challenges when designing the store: the floor level of the store was higher than the rest of the terminal and there were also several columns that blocked the view, making it difficult to place fixtures around the store. Mannino and his design team created a shelving system that wraps the columns on the left side while connecting them on the right side.

 The architect also used materials like white lacquer, polished chrome metal, and a ceramic floor called Esko by Impronta Italgraniti. The color palette takes on different shades of gray for a balance of modernism and sophistication.

Design: Sergio Mannino, Francesca Scalettaris, Alessandra Prezzi

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Vince Camuto Showroom Design


The Vince Camuto Showroom is characterized by a simple and sophisticated choice of materials that reflect the footwear and handbags edgy feminine style. Sergio Mannino Studio is a renowned New York retail design and showroom design firm based in New York City

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Vince Camuto Showroom Design


The Vince Camuto Showroom is characterized by a simple and sophisticated choice of materials that reflect the footwear and handbags edgy feminine style. Sergio Mannino Studio is a renowned New York retail design and showroom design firm based in New York City

Vince camuto showroom design

New York, NY

The Vince Camuto Showroom in Midtown Manhattan is the result of continued creative endeavors between New York based Italian Architect Sergio Mannino and Vince Camuto, founder and CEO of the Camuto Group. This sophisticated space balances modern product display elements with a sharp material palette to frame, reflect, and layer Camuto's edgy feminine style.

While this showroom is not open to the public, several retail locations are planned to open in New York City and abroad. Nine outlet locations have also opened in the US in the past few months.

Vince Camuto retail locations and outlet stores will echo elements designed for this precedential space. In the entry, crisp linear shelving plays counterpoint to floating rounded frames that cantilever from subtly glimmering wooden wall panels.

The chandelier, a conic chrome ring encircling a shower of crystal strands, highlights special merchandise in the showroom. The window walls are wrapped with low undulating lacquered shelving while white cording hangs as curtains to filter day light.

A mirrored display unit anchors the conference area. It is adorned with the brand's distinctive crest and is punctured by deep recesses- handbags and eye wear are suspended within the showroom's reflection.

Simple sophisticated chrome and lacquer display tables are placed in key visual and seating areas. Soft yet edgy, both crisp and warm, the showroom in Midtown embodies the great style and quality that is synonymous with the Vince Camuto brand.

Design: Sergio Mannino, Francesca Scalettaris, Alessandra Prezzi, Alexandra Wittmann

Similar Projects (Showroom Design): Kensiegirl Footwear Showroom

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Vince Camuto Outlet Store Design Concept


Sergio Mannino Studio's outlet store design for Vince Camuto located in Riverhead New York. The New York team has created a modular design system that can be assembled on site in just one day.

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Vince Camuto Outlet Store Design Concept


Sergio Mannino Studio's outlet store design for Vince Camuto located in Riverhead New York. The New York team has created a modular design system that can be assembled on site in just one day.

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Outlet store concept design

Collaboration between New York based Italian Architect Sergio Mannino and Vince Camuto, founder and CEO of the Camuto Group, continues as Vince Camuto outlet stores open in Riverhead, NY and Wrentham, MA. A few select elements from the Vince Camuto retail locations in Manhattan are remixed with a subdued pink hue and flexible mass-produced display systems to outfit these similarly variable retail environments.

An elliptical chrome chandelier encircling a shower of crystal strands highlights special merchandise at the entrance.

Modular shelves of varying heights wrap the perimeter producing an undulating display surface sandwiched between pixelated waves of customer accessible stock. This static datum is interrupted occasionally with bright dynamic elements- mirrors and display screens reflect the store interior and project brand images.

The shelves that define the interior aisles are perforated with a sinuous hole pattern that allows for variable placement of chrome display pedestals. Overhead, translucent white lamp shades echo the sleek contours of the chandelier at the entrance.

Sergio Mannino Studio's prior experience designing mass customization strategies for the retail industry informed these new Vince Camuto outlet interiors. Shoebox New York's outlet stores were designed with wall finish grids that can be customized to adapt to seasonal and contextual hue environments. In Vince Camuto outlet stores this strategy is applied to product placement while display screen technology is integrated to project current brand imagery and updated accents.

Design: Sergio Mannino, Francesca Scalettaris

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Jessica Simpson Store Design Concept


Jessica Simpson footwear and clothing store. Retail concept design by Sergio Mannino Studio. This retail store design concept was conceived to give the brand a feminine and young look.

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Jessica Simpson Store Design Concept


Jessica Simpson footwear and clothing store. Retail concept design by Sergio Mannino Studio. This retail store design concept was conceived to give the brand a feminine and young look.

Jessica Simpson Store, shanghai, china

Store design concept

The Jessica Simpson retail concept design derived from the visions of Sergio Mannino, Italian Architect with Studio in New York, and Vince Camuto, owner and CEO of the Camuto Group.

When the Mr. Camuto initially approached Sergio Mannino Studios, the idea was to create a sophisticated boutique that would offer women incredible product at a great price. He wanted a clean, modern space with an intimate feel and "just a touch of vintage".

Mr. Mannino accepted the challenge and just completed the first prototype store in Shanghai, adopting innovative modern elements mixed with old world glamour to create an aesthetic not often used in the world of retail design.

Through the majestic windows product appears framed in sharp geometric displays; grand yet warm, incorporating a freestanding chrome ottoman bench and other domestic objects to give the store a sophisticated and comfortable feel.

Design: Sergio Mannino, Francesca Scalettaris

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Pizzeria Susanna, Restaurant Design New York


Pizzeria Susanna on Bleecker St. New York NY. Restaurant Design by Sergio Mannino Studio using a blend of traditional material, a graffiti wall and custom designed furniture

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Pizzeria Susanna, Restaurant Design New York


Pizzeria Susanna on Bleecker St. New York NY. Restaurant Design by Sergio Mannino Studio using a blend of traditional material, a graffiti wall and custom designed furniture

Pizzeria Susanna, Restaurant Design, New York

Susanna is a new authentic Italian pizzeria located in the heart of Greenwich Village on Bleecker Street. Susanna was born from the dream of three Italian brothers who came to New York City to start a new life and who wanted to offer authentic Italian style thin crust pizza.

Designed by Sergio Mannino Studio, you can see a harmonious blend of traditional materials such as wood and ceramics used together with custom designed furniture and artistic graffiti.

The kitchen and pizza oven take center stage, enclosed in a dark area facing the restaurant over a light colored wooden counter.  The walls on each side of the restaurant evoke the spirit on which the concept for the space is based. On the left wall, the ceramic red and white tiles evoke the domestic warmth of the traditional Italian kitchen and table cloth. On the right, an exposed brick wall characteristic of old New York, becomes the canvas for an original, fun, modern concept piece designed by Sergio Mannino.

The chairs echo the pure white of the walls. The hanging lights are the medium which draws the eye from the brightness of the ceramic tiles to the darkness of the ceiling and then to the open space in the rear of the restaurant leading out to the garden.

The open backyard was specifically designed to reflect its metropolitan environment.  The soft candlelight invites you into a garden space filled with wooden benches and a white painted fence, black metal tables and red plastic chairs.  The garden ambiance is enhanced by the inclusion of basil plants, plus other herbs and spices which provide the aromas of traditional Italian cuisine.

The restaurant designer wanted to make a space that would create contrasting yet coherent emotions. The result is a space driven by the Studio's passion to create something new, where Italian design meets the influence of metropolitan modernity.

Design: Sergio Mannino, Giulia Bortolotti, Giulia Delpiano, Lucio Leone, Giorgio Zuffanti

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Taipei Art Museum Interior Design


"Sergio Mannino’s solution for the Taipei City Museum of Art combines sustainability with art, with a design that not only celebrates artisanal craftsmanship, but also social culture" Inhabitat

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Taipei Art Museum Interior Design


"Sergio Mannino’s solution for the Taipei City Museum of Art combines sustainability with art, with a design that not only celebrates artisanal craftsmanship, but also social culture" Inhabitat

taipei art museum

The new Museum of Art of Taipei City is designed as a place for people. Addressing the theme of "Art as a Lifestyle," this approach sought to call upon the organization and appearance of traditional villages to resonate the core importance of homes. Each exhibition space represents a home in a village, and through this association the art exhibition spaces become reminiscent of traditional village lifestyles. This creates a strong, yet subtle collusion between art and lifestyles. The dynamic appearance embraces the idea that art is constantly shifting and changing on all levels. We designed a ceramic element that is installed on the façade and positioned in 8 different ways to create a virtually random pattern. The element would be manufactured using local materials to minimize the impact on the environment and to maintain a strong connection with the local craftsmanship and the history of the area.

 This façade element will function as a natural screen and will reduce the energy consumption of the AC system. Taking into account the rich local history of ceramic practices, the facade system follows a modern approach while maintaining ties to traditional ceramic development. The shape of each element is derived from the Kan Xi character Kou "", which means entrance. This shape carries the message that Taiwan is embracing relationships, both new and old, throughout the world. A delicate and aesthetic appearance will be achieved through applied colors and glazing, while maintaining integrity through the strength of each element. The collective facade provides for an overall exciting and colorful experience, much like the people of Taiwan. 

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