<ul><li> Jimmy Choo was born in Malaysia in 1961. He was born into a family of shoe makers and constructed his first shoe at age 11.
Choo graduated from the London college of fashion in 1983 and opened his first shop in London. He was recognized in a spread in vogue magazine in 1988.
Tamara mellon approached jimmy Choo in 1996 and they opened the first stand alone boutique in London. Jimmy Choo ltd opened two boutiques in the us in 1998 and 1999.
In 2001 jimmy Choo sold 50% of his stocks for 10 million dollars. He now focuses on his jimmy Choo couture line and plans to open a design institute in Malaysia. </li></ul>Tamara Mellon: co-founder<br />Jimmy Choo: co-founder<br />
<ul><li>For the Jimmy Choo corporation a concept of an orchid mantis was chosen. The orchid mantis is an Malaysian insect. It’s preferred environment is among the petals of the orchid flower which conceals its similarly colored body and allows the mantis to hunt it’s pray and stay hidden from it’s predators.
The concept closely relates to Jimmy Choo by sharing the same native soil of Malaysia. furthermore, the design elements of jimmy choo’s products are connected to the mantis by the beauty, brilliance and the bold colors of both.
The orchid mantis is striking in color and form. It’s beauty might suggest a calm, docile creature but the opposite is true. The mantis is a fierce, aggressive creature who will attack even the largest of challenger.
The fashion industry demonstrates this same aggressiveness. It is one of the most competitive and ruthless industries but along with these characteristics beauty is introduced through the splendor of the people, ideas and creations. </li></li></ul><li><ul><li>Elements of the orchid mantis will be taken for design inspiration. bright colors taken from the mantis will be combined with more pure tones such as white and black to create contrast and add interest to the space.
The epidermis of the mantis seems thin and translucent. these characteristics will be applied in the space to create separate work areas without compromising the open feeling of the design.
Additional elements taken from the concept are delicacy, segmentation, strong diagonal line combined with an organic form, the interaction between elements and the environment and the combination of smooth and textured surfaces.</li></li></ul><li><ul><li>The walls of floor plan mimic the diagonal lines seen within the body of the orchid mantis. The use of transparent fabric panels and frosted glass walls are used to separate spaces while maintaining the feeling of openness and allowing natural light to flow through the space.
Small sitting areas are spread throughout the space to allow for spontaneous meetings and brainstorming.
A large working conference space is located in the center of the office so all employees can be part of the design processes
Built in areas for storage are located throughout the office for easy accessibility by employees. </li></li></ul><li>Slate tile<br />Masland Carpet<br />Ceramic tile<br />Floor Plan<br />Marmoleum Colors:<br />
What is a Barrisol stretch ceiling ?<br /><ul><li> A Barrisol ceiling is a non flammable sheet in PVC (classified M1 in France, Bd B-S2-d0 in Europe, Class 0 in UK and Class I in the USA) which is tightened under the effect of heat on the periphery of the walls thanks to a specific track system. (Patent deposited).
Thanks to large Barrisol tracks line used for fixing, all types of realization are possible, including the 3D forms and organic shapes.
Barrisol sheets are not toxic and 100% recyclable. also, The BARRISOL Les Recyclés® line is an additional step in the engagement of the company for sustainable development.</li></ul>Like all other BARRISOL sheets, Les Recyclés® can be recycled, but they are produced from old BARRISOL sheets.<br /><ul><li> Not only can The Barrisol sheets be used in ceiling applications they can also be used for signage, walls, 3d forms and much more. They also come in a wide range of colors and textures and can be custom printed with virtually any design.</li></li></ul><li>Reflected Ceiling Plan<br />Ceiling colors<br />
Barrisol upper illuminated ceiling system <br />Custom built storage wall<br />Ceo’s Office<br />
Mark Schwartz Artwork<br />Illuminated sign<br />Ceo’s office<br />
Marmoleum flooring<br />Glass mosaic tile<br />Black chandelier <br />Display shelves on the outside of the conference room: visible through the glass walls of the conference room <br />Conference room elevation<br />
Black vases with white orchids<br />Facing glass wall<br />Sofa materials<br />White chandelier <br />Red shag <br />carpet<br />Executive Seating Area<br />
Fabric for the Bob chair<br />Bob chair<br />Potted Silk orchids <br />Built in stone shelves<br />Colorful accessories<br />Black shiny river rocks<br />
Mark Schwartz Artwork<br />Windows to the main hallway<br />Display wall for jimmy Choo Red Carpet photos<br />Shoe display wall visible through windows<br />Glass columns filled with white stones<br />Waiting room<br />
Displaying a History of Jimmy Choo shoes<br />Curved ceiling panels <br />Glass columns<br />Purple accent lighting hidden at the base and top of the glass columns<br />Glass mosaic tile used on the main wall<br />Shoe display wall<br />