QWSTION Opens a Temporary Store Inside a Former Arthouse Cinema

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/qwstion-opens-temporary-store-inside-former-arthouse-cinema/qwstion-temporary-store-8/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/01/QWSTION-TEMPORARY-STORE-8-810x540.jpg" alt="QWSTION Opens a Temporary Store Inside a Former Arthouse Cinema" /></a>
                                As we’ve seen on our <a href="https://design-milk.com/column/design-storey/" data-wpel-link="internal">Design Store(y) series</a>, the retail experience has changed a lot in the past few years. Brick and mortar stores are going beyond the dictionary definition of a store to cultivate unique experiences for their shoppers. Pop-up shops have also gained traction as brands experiment with different cities, locations and demographics. Swiss backpack brand <a href="https://www.qwstion.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">QWSTION</a>, whom we’ve featured before for their <a href="https://design-milk.com/springsummer-comes-early-qwstion-new-colorway/" data-wpel-link="internal">urban bags</a>, is one of the latest to open a temporary store for four months, joining their permanent flagship stores in Zurich, Vienna and Copenhagen.
Housed in a former arthouse cinema, the QWSTION pop-up is a testament to the brand’s ethos, which strives to think outside the box and improvise. The original space was completely blackened out and so the brand had to come up with a way to bring lightness and warmth into the space. A white perforated wall holds QWSTION’s
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Züst Gübeli Gambetti adds staircase-shaped building to ETH Zurich university campus

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Dost converts 1960s restaurant into heart clinic with cork cubicles

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Rolf Sachs suspends chunk of rock inside Saltz restaurant

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Christ & Gantenbein adds raw concrete extension to National Museum Zurich

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Swiss chocolate influences Marcel Wanders’ Kameha Grand Zurich hotel

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Bureau A installs pink marble urinal at Zurich car park

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