STND X OHWOW
Friends with benefits takes on a whole new meaning at the Standard Spa Miami Beach, where a new shop in partnership with the OHWOW gallery, STND X OHWOW, recently opened. The cultural cultivators who inhabit the Standard—and its parent company, André Balazs Properties—have called on their talented clan of fashion, art and design pals to stock the shelves of this jewel box of a store with limited-edition merchandise, in addition to the usual hotel shop fare.
Designed by Rafael de Cardenas, of Architecture at Large, the space “aims to create discovery.” “There’s a history of small spaces like this one,” says Cardenas. “I always reference this absolutely amazing jewelry store in Vienna called Schullin when I work on a project like this one. Jewelry stores do small spaces well; they know how to narrow your focus.”
In focus at STND X OHWOW are books from artists/friends-of-the-Standard like Brian Donnelly (whose monograph from Rizzoli was launched at the store during Art Basel), Jose Parla, Ari Marcopolous, Tim Barber and Scott Campbell. Other artist editions include Julia Chiang’s gorgeous porcelain apples and a new set of light bulbs from Donnelly whose colored filament bears his signature “XX.”
De Cardenas is no stranger to working with artists himself; his recently completed fordProjects gallery opened two weeks ago in New York, and in March, his exhibition design for “New York Minute” will debut at Dasha Zhukova’s Garage Center for Contemporary Art in Moscow.
Shop Photos by Floto + Warner