DOVER STREET MARKET SINGAPORE
Design and creative direction by Rei Kawakubo:
“I want to create a kind of market where various creators from various fields gather together and encounter each other in an ongoing atmosphere of beautiful chaos; the mixing up and coming together of different kindred souls who all share a strong personal vision.”
The original Dover Street Market (17-18 Dover Street, 13,000 sq ft) opened in September 2004 on Dover Street in Mayfair, London.
It was conceived by Rei Kawakubo and Adrian Joffe of Comme des Garçons. The original store was open for nearly 12 years until it moved to much larger premises in Haymarket, taking over the 30,000 sq ft ex-Burberry flagship store on March 10th 2016.
There are now four Dover Street Markets, located in London, Ginza (Tokyo), New York and
Singapore, and one franchise operation in China – I.T Beijing Market.
Original, innovative and dynamic, COMO Dempsey is a lifestyle destination that nurtures and cultivates creativity in fashion, food, directional design and new concepts. Offering an all-round new experience, the COMO Dempsey complex includes world-renowned retail concept store Dover Street Market, The Dempsey Cookhouse & Bar, a relaxed but refined restaurant and bar by acclaimed Michelin chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Japanese restaurant Ippoh Tempura Bar By Ginza Ippoh, and COMO Cuisine, a new restaurant concept that offers signature cuisines from COMO hotels and resorts around the world. Candlenut, the world’s first Michelin-starred Peranakan restaurant by chef Malcolm Lee is another establishment as well as COMO Marketplace, an up-market food emporium retailing the finest artisanal products to inspire the Asian palate.
DOVER STREET MARKET SINGAPORE
President of Dover Street Market International, Adrian Joffe:
“As with all human existence, nothing ever stays still, everything is always changing, and so it is that the first outpost of Dover Street Market in Southeast Asia finds itself in Singapore, and for the first time on only one floor, in an old army barrack with the highest ceiling ever seen in any DSM or CDG store.
It is a huge honour for DSM International to partner with Club 21 in creating DSM Singapore which takes up a 12,325 sq ft space in lifestyle destination, COMO Dempsey (Block 18 Dempsey Road), and opens on July 29th 2017.”
Executive Chairman of COMO Group, Christina Ong:
“Having worked with Rei Kawakubo and Adrian Joffe for over 25 years, we are proud to partner them in bringing Dover Street Market Singapore to fruition. Dover Street Market Singapore was a vital part of our plan for COMO Dempsey, with its trailblazing approach to art, fashion and retail, which aims to bring like-minded people together in a spirit of discovery.”
The core architectural feature in harmony with the high ceiling (at well over 10m at its highest), is a giant central hut complex – the DSM hut, an iconic feature of all the DSMs throughout the world.Towards the back of the space, there is a series of colourful giant arches, translaterally piercing the ceiling area. This is the first time colour has been used architecturally in any DSM. The two existing rows of black beams have been supplemented by two further rows of beams in a lighting design by Thierry Dreyfus. Original sound landscapes by Calx Vive.
Other outstanding design elements include two large glass and steel structures housing all the main collection brands of Comme des Garçons – the polycarbonate polka-dotted CDG Pocket Shop, the General Lady’s Space made with wire mesh fences surrounding a giant black conical booth and the General Men’s Space featuring a series of freestanding metallic circular towers, and in the background, the indented cave wall housing CDG’s Good Design Shop.
The entire space of general and common areas, as well as all the CDG spaces, is designed by Rei Kawakubo while the non-CDG brands have been left entirely free to design their own spaces.These include Balenciaga, Gucci, The Row, Sacai, Celine, Thom Browne, Undercover and NikeLab DSM SGP.”
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The Balenciaga space at Dover Street Market Singapore takes the form of a lightweight tensile pavilion held together by opposing forces in tension. The design is derived from a generic shade structure, which is ubiquitous to city landscapes in warm climates such as Singapore. The tensile structures are like sails used as canopies for open air space, near by the sea.
• NikeLab DSM SGP
NikeLab Singapore is a retail destination that sparks consumer discovery in new and unexpected ways by spotlighting the future of design at Nike. It experiments in retail design and explores adaptable furnishing and sustainable materials, including soft track flooring material made using Nike Grind, a palette of premium recycled and regenerated materials.
Long time partner GELCHOP has been brought together to create unexpected space and display– vintage furniture which looks like it has been suddenly cut off, and mixed with acrylic artwork,and mirrors which create a strangeness of a sense of distance and harmony coexist with the impeccable feeling in the space. As in the brand philosophy, the space is also evolving the discussion about hybrids with unexpected juxtaposition.
• The Row
There is a Jacques-Henri Lartigue table that anchors the space with an Andree Putman shelving unit set just behind.
• Thom Browne
The shop-in-shop maintains the same sensibility of all Thom Browne stores – taking inspiration from the strict mid-century office interiors in a refined palette of grey, black and white. Design elements include white slat blind covered windows, florescent tube lighting, and Calacatta and Marquinia marble floor. Furniture: Robsjohn-Gibbings Walnut Widdicomb Mid-Century Desk
A large birdcage coloured in deep red with the brand ethos `CHAOS AND BALANCE’ is
highlighted with green LED lighting. It is simple but very UNDERCOVER in its impact and
• Wire Fence Labyrinth: General Women’s Space
Brands include Atlantique Ascoli, Cecilie Bahnsen, Fabrizio Viti, Jacquemus, J.W. Anderson, Le Kasha, Le Kilt, Loewe, Maison Rabih Kayrouz, Marine Serre, Mark Cross, Melitta Baumeister,Molly Goddard, Ovelia Transtoto, Paco Rabanne, Robert Clergerie, Roberts Wood, Shrimps, Shu Shu Tong, Simone Rocha, Steven Tai, Vetements, Wales Bonner, Xiao Li.
• Green and Metal, Eight Towers: General Men’s Spaces
Brands include Craig Green, Doublet, Facetasm, Gosha Rubchinskiy, J.W. Anderson, Kiko
Kostadinov, Mackintosh, Phoebe English, Raf Simons, Vetements, Walter Van Beirendonck.
• Abstract Shapes: Natural Space
Brands include Casey Casey, Daneila Gregis, Hereu, Mature Ha, Muun, Renli Su, Sara Lanzi,Scha.
• DSM Sneakers
Brands include Adidas Consortium, Common Projects, Converse, Primury, Spalwart, SBTG
Surplus Co., Vans Vault and Puma.
• DSM Jewellery Space
Brands include Ana Khouri, Bibi, Castro, Dauphin, Delfina Delettrez, Hum, Hunrod, Lia Di
Gregorio, Noguchi, Raphaele Canot, Repossi, Shihara, Sophie Bille Brahe, Suzanne Kalan, Tom Wood, The Great Frog, Vanrycke, William Welstead, Bamford Watch Department.
• DSM T-Shirt Space
Brands include Bianca Chandon, Bootleg Is Better, Bow3ry, Bronze 56K, Cactus Plant Flea
Market, Cherry Discotheque, Dime, Dreamland Syndicate, Fucking Awesome, Know Wave, Nine One Seven, Noon Goons, Paradis3, Pleasure, Say Hello, The Salvages, Union Los Angeles.
• DSM Specials
– Dover Street Market Singapore Special T-Shirts
– Dover Street Market Singapore Special Edition by Gosha Rubchinskiy
– Peaceminusone Dover Street Market Singapore Specials
– SBTG Surplus Co. Dover Street Market Singapore Customised Specials
– Gucci x Dover Street Market Pre-Fall Special Pieces
– Anti Social Social Club x Vans Vault x Dover Street Market
– Converse Chuck Taylor All Star 70’s Oxford x Dover Street Market
– Nike x Dover Street Market Vintage Re-edition T-Shirts
Dover Street Market Singapore
Block 18 Dempsey Road
11am – 8pm
Monday to Sunday and Public Holidays
TEL: +65 6304 3567