Tsvetnoy Department Store, Moscow


Tsvetnoy is a new department store in Moscow with a retail concept somewhere between Harvey Nichols and Selfridges. The client was Moscow property developer RGI working with retail consultants Minima. dpa lighting design were commissioned to provide lighting design to all internal front of house areas and the external façade.

The project consists of five floors of men’s and women’s fashion and homewares, Levels -1 to 4, with food market and restaurants on Levels 5,6, and 7. London based retail designers HMKM were responsible for the fashion floors with Architects Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands designing the upper gastronomy levels including a large roof terrace. All floors were visually connected by a front entrance atrium which included a vertical garden in front of the glass lift shafts and this large volume was also designed to suspend large pieces of contemporary art or visual merchandising installations. The exterior envelope is a striking angular design conceived as a mountain by local Moscow architectural practice Meganom.