Still with roots in the contemporary Industrial style, the store inspiration came also from the Italian modernist architecture in a monochrome palette of materials. Chromed beams, marquina marble, iron concrete and mirrors.
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The architect refrains from direct modification, instead maintaining the newly formed dichotomy between the intervening elements and highlighting the existing features through the use of light and transparency. The 150-year-old masonry walls and columns have been left intact while subtle splints of steel provide the necessary support.
In Berlin, set within the raw shell of the gallery, solid, bold geometric shapes form a varied landscape. In both stores, an understated monochrome palette is juxtaposed with royal blue flock coating, translucent yellow display blocks of cast glass wax and sculptural objects coated in soft pink silicone.
The exceptional eyeglass designs can be spotted immediately when customers enter the boutique. The metallic gray wall on the left, slashed by floor-to-ceiling columns of light, shows off the precious frames. Each of the trendy pieces shown is delicately placed on a sturdy plexiglas pedestal set between rows of drawers that hold the rest of the stock.