We have several Apple stores in Panama. They’re called MacStores and all of them look gorgeous. Apple has a way with industrial design and all their products reflect this manifest characteristic.
From computers to smartphones, Apple products are known for being stylish, powerful and pleasing to use. They are edited products that cut through complexity, by consciously leaving things out—not cramming every feature that came into an engineer’s head, an affliction known as “featuritis” that burdens so many technology products.
Even their retail stores carry this unique design style. A perfect example is Apple’s retail store in downtown New York City. This iconic outlet opened its doors on May 19, 2006 at 767 Fifth Avenue. The store in itself is all underground, except for the entrance, a 32-foot glass cube right in front of the General Motors building opposite the Plaza Hotel and Bergdorf Goodman. This glass cube is a must-visit landmark in the Big Apple.
I found an Apple store at a recent visit to Metro Plaza, and it also had a faint resemblance to Apple’s store in New York. Beautiful transparent glass everywhere and an awesome black-and-white sign. Absolutely Beautiful.
Below are several pictures of this ubiquitous consumer electronic store with a logo you can’t miss. Here we go.
Great products, according to Mr. Jobs, are triumphs of “taste.” And taste, he explains, is a byproduct of study, observation and being steeped in the culture of the past and present, of “trying to expose yourself to the best things humans have done and then bring those things into what you are doing.” There’s no doubt, there is taste in Apple’s retail stores as well. Good Day.