WHIMSICAL TRACKS: Calvin Klein Collection has enlisted the help of Snarkitecture to design its Madison Avenue flagship’s holiday windows. The design firm created an abstract, all-white winter scene, featuring custom model trains traveling through the store. The landscape, made from hundreds of freestanding white rods, is visible from a distance and resembles a snow drift inside the store. Upon closer inspection, one discovers several all-black model trains that weave in and out of view. The windows were installed Monday night.
“We often work in a reduced and simplified palette, so creating this holiday installation for Calvin Klein Collection within their John Pawson-designed flagship store was in many ways an ideal venue for us,” said Alex Mustonen, co-founder of Snarkitecture. “I think there is something familiar yet unknown about our scheme, with these customized monochromatic model train sets that are continually circulating through the all-white abstract landscape.”