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Award-winning architect Jeffrey Hutchison is the man behind many major international retail projects, frequently collaborating with leading luxury department store Barneys, including the Copley Place location here in Boston. Today, Hutchison launches a photo-driven monograph, Tailored Retail, which profiles more than 15 properties from his 25-year career split into scale categories (from XS through XL).
The dramatic entry of Barneys Boston (opened in 2006), "a two-story glass and black metal Mondrian-inspired wall, creating a beacon-like entrance," is described as "the defining start of the Barneys experience." From there, a "45,000 square foot open-air space centers around a Y-shaped staircase," topped off by a giant skylight. And anyone who's ever warmed their toes by the fireplace in the women's shoe department can attest to the thoughtful details of Hutchison's design. The publication will be available at New York's Atelier Courbet and online for $68. Ten percent of book sales will be donated to Architecture for Humanity, a non-profit design services firm.
· Tailored Retail [Jeffrey Hutchison & Associates]