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An interactive stage for Nike’s House of Innovation

In celebration of Nike’s first ever dance collection, we were asked to design a takeover for its House of Innovation in Paris. Situated in a sweet spot in-between culture and sport, we wanted to infuse the store with the infectious audio-visual energy of dance.

The campaign ‘Own the Floor’ features a medley of three types of dance – breakbeat, vogue and afrobeat – each represented by ambassadors from the local and international dance scene. Introduced at the window display, these dance styles are each represented by podiums on the store’s ground floor with mannequins sporting the products, as well as small screens and printed backdrops that host campaign content.

Interconnected yet distinct, the podiums frame the interactive stage, the centrepiece of the spatial design, inspiring visitors onto their own path of self-expression by guiding them to the intimate dancefloor. As if stepping into a dance class, the installation is fashioned out of glass lined by a wall of double-sided mirrors with screens hidden behind them.

The moment a visitor enters, the space responds to them with a choreography of sound and pulsing coloured lights, fed by their movement and energy. They are faced by their digital reflection, captured in real time by a hanging camera. As they move, a splintered video view mirrors them back, treating the footage with different filters as if generating a live music video.

Connecting the whole space, the circular light cast over the window display also responds to whoever is using the interactive space, flooding the store with the energy of its visitors, while mirrors feature as a material throughout the product displays. Like a set, the modular centerpiece of the space can be shifted around to host a variety of different events.

Nike House of Innovation
Creative Concept, UX/CX Design, Experience Design, Art Direction, Spatial Design, Prototyping, Software Development, Installation Engineering, Research
Photography by Tom D. Morgan

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