Project news: New Apple store in France to be 'nearly transparent'
Apple will unveil one of its most unusual retail store designs in Aix en Provence, France, according to a Jan. 13 ifoapplestore.com report. The store will feature a nearly all-glass structure based on new technology developed by Apple’s glass suppliers.
A rendering posted by AixEnProvence.fr magazine and cited by ifoapplestore.com shows a one-level structure set back on a broad stone plaza, with a tan-colored rear wall, and all other encompassing walls made of glass. According to the magazine, the store could open by late 2012 or early 2013.