Apple’s retail store on Regent Street in London is set to reopen on Saturday, October 15, at 10:00AM local time, and friend of the site, Stuart Scott, has sent us a set of great pics to give us a peek inside the newly remodeled store.
The store has adopted Apple’s new retail store design concept, which includes a double-height “Grand Hall,” trees lining the central “boulevard” on the ground floor, and circular sofas, upholstered with the same leather used in the interiors of Rolls-Royce automobiles.
Gone is the old glass staircase, replaced by two staircases made from Castagna stone. The stairs will take you a space upstairs, where Apple’s new “Creative Pros” will show you everything you need to know about Apple’s available software.
The by now required giant wall-of-video screen is in place, (framed by the two new staircases), and the tall glass windows in the front of the shop provide plenty of natural light. The redesign, which is said to have cost Apple a cool 1 million pounds, was designed by Foster+Partners, the very same architecture firm that designed Apple’s new “spaceship” Campus 2, now under construction in Cupertino.
Apple’s Regent Street retail store reopens this Saturday, October 15, at 10:00AM London time.