In the showroom shop of Berlin-based jewellery designer Christian Koban, four tonnes of rubber tires are given a new display function. ‘When I first visited the site, it was like an old workshop with a vast array of windows,’ recalls designer Neels Kattentidt. ‘Based on this, I created a contrast between high-end lifestyle products and industrial charm.’
Kattentidt left existing brick surfaces intact, while adding recycled car tires as display units with LED lighting, plus as hanging light accents. Meanwhile, clothing hangs from recycled bike stands suspended from the walls. The shop is in building below a S-Bahn rail track that connects east and west Berlin.