Apple's iconic minimalist store design has been spoofed to great effect by London's Borough Market. Yes, the Real Apple Store is as amazing as it sounds.
As pictured in Dezeen, the storefront has 1,000 varieties of apple on display. The glossy, all-white space was commissioned from communications agency TinMan and London events company Teatime Production for the market's annual Apple Day, as well as its 1000th anniversary this year. They left out the all the shiny happy people in blue shirts, which is probably a good thing.
A statement from the market says that "the world's oldest known apple, Court Pendu Plat, which was introduced by the Romans and still flourishes today, was displayed in a prestigious perspex box whilst 999 other varieties were presented on sleek white plinths and shelving units." There's also a huge apple-covered wall that we're going to go out on a limb and say Norman Foster we be proud of.
This comes a year or so after Apple's successful bid to trademark the "distinctive design and layout" of its retail spaces, in an attempt to keep others from copying their all-glass storefronts and long rectangular tables.
· "Real apple store" created for Borough Market's 1000th birthday [Curbed National]