In the purest French spirit, the agency designed a beautiful apartment-boutique in the haussmanian style, reminiscent of the chicest Parisian homes. The boutique includes herringbone parquet flooring, a freestanding bathtub, chic furniture and even a kitchen equipped with the most delicate aromas.
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Threads are droopily suspended across the back wall and front window of the store, mimicking the form of a hammock. Mexican studio Taller Tornel handcrafted the sink and cash desk from concrete, leaving a ribbed finish. Meanwhile, products are displayed on driftwood-like tables, as well as wall-mounted shelves.
Using the significant ceiling height to its advantage, spatial depth and use of light was carefully planned. The open kitchen and bakery enticed customers with the smell of fresh baked goods and lively atmosphere. The floor plan went through numerous layouts to maintain visual interest, maximize seating count, and support operational function.
The office is located at the first floor of the office, in a very cool environment with the walls covered with geometric graphics. As you enter the space, your attention is caught by a large wood panel, which covers the back wall and the ceiling. The vertical orientation of the pine slats becomes horizontal to form the logo of the company.
The project idea was to use materials such as wood and metal in order to obtain a rustic finish, and neutralize the variety of colours and textures of the boxes and bottles. We also intended to generate a market ambient where the client can choose and take their product by themselve. The warm light invites the visitor to stay and taste the wines in the big table placed in the center of the store.
On two levels with a total floor area of over 200 square meters, the new “Spazio CEDIT” maintains the same stylistic identity as the Fiorano Modenese showroom, both constructed to an architectural design by Turin firm BRH+. The ground floor is intended to house specific installations which will succeed each other over time, exhibiting the various contents of CEDIT’s experimental design work in unusual ways.
The concept evolved to incorporate a series of powder-coated steel “house” frames which march rhythmically through the space. Clad with a mixture of custom acrylic and wood eyeglass display boxes and mirrored surfaces, the frames have integral lighting which allow the viewer to try on eyewear and see themselves from many angles concurrently in their own private viewing gallery.
The perspective along the ceiling border to the pillar structure conveys dynamic interaction. The large wooden plaque in the hall implies Eastern Heritage and thus extends the continuity of cultural connotation. Listed in a symmetrical order, the value principal is derived from a metaphor for the spatial texture of oriental residence.
The hallway has been designed as a real exhibition art gallery characterized by cross vaults recovered by the original building; the glass cases exhibit Amber objects laid down on Black Stripped Olympic marble pedestals. Two rooms with barrel vaults overlook the hallway characterized by a more contemporary style. The flooring in natural oak staves opens a material dialogue with the vaults and walls which are treated in hand stuccoed concrete.
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”.