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The interior has been reshaped most dramatically where there was most freedom to do so – on the ceiling plane. Here, a traditional form reminiscent of Orthodox churches and monasteries has been contemporized in ten imposing, intersecting domes, finished with matte gypsum plaster to accentuate their varying proportions.
The repetitive use of hemp fibre is a nod to the city’s historic shipping and logging industries. The material was once used to manufacture tents that housed the many loggers and fishermen. Walls are covered in quilted maritime canvas and paired with canvas-clad shelving and flooring to offer a unique sensory respite.
The controlled shape of the sales counter, sink and bench, and the material’s uncontrolled structure – all made by Hoffmann of large chunks of elm from nearby woods, and the artist’s preferred material for the past few years – reflect the suppressed strength by social norms and human relations of many of their characters.