With this theme the design phase started which brought the arch. Devid Tabani to insert a natural flooring in cement paste to give a continuity to tie environments, targeted choices minimal exposure of the dress in the entrance gallery, creating a sharp contrast element of the past with the new furniture and the garden.
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The most important for second hand BAZAR project was to protect and focus on what is the most interesting in these pavilions. Large windows, open staircase, high ceilings, the original flooring and unusual details will again be the key points highlighted with carefully selected furniture and fittings.
Japanese artist Shuji Mukai was commissioned to hand-paint three columns within the store, with a design that relates directly to the gutai art movement popular in the 1950s and 60s. Peter Marino angled the wall behind the columns to make the artwork a focal point, while simultaneously re-directing circulation. In addition, Italian artist Giuseppe Penone has installed pieces made of molded leather and bronze — materials employed to lend the scheme a “natural ruggedness”.
The choice of materials palette, initially inspired by the brief, during the design phase became more related to our desire to experiment with materials, especially casted concrete and explore themes of form and frame. In fact the brass is introduced to the space in its standardize form, directly informing the concrete table and podiums.
The space was conceived by designer Pedro Silva through his collaboration with Chilean Brand Nalca Shoes. Based on three axes of interdependent action, Espacio Colaborativo Nalca offers guidelines of production suggested by the space’s three architectural programs. These programs include a commercial platform, creative lab and exhibition gallery.
The resulting concept respected both the local area and unique space as well as the identity of Matches and the premium brands it stocks. Reclaimed timber flooring, raw steel tube fixtures and striking Barrisol-style lighting create an environment that’s visually inspiring yet commercially practical.