At the store front, the architecture presents itself as a basic modular shelving system that is devoid of color and texture in order to highlight the objects displayed inside. This simple construction lines the interior of the space, producing the effect of phenomenal depth.
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The studio, led by designer Jeremy Barbour, again opted to recycle a high volume of material at this retail space in DC. The team took 30,000 southern pine sticks – traditionally used to dry leaves at Georgetown’s tobacco barns – and repurposed them as a wall covering. The individual rectangle-section rods were cut and arranged into an uneven mosaic across the eastern wall of the corner unit, creating a “dynamic rippled surface”.
MG2 partnered with Seattle Chocolates to make this vision a reality, leading to a new retail space, a tasting room and a classroom for visitor’s in-depth chocolate education. The resulting tour takes customers down a bright magenta walkway on a behind-the-scenes tour of how the product is made, sorted and packaged.
With a modern design, the bags feature the cities’ skylines, highlighting their main icons, such as Cristo Redentor at Rio de Janeiro; Ponte Octávio Frias de Oliveira in São Paulo; Catedral Metropolitana de Nossa Senhora Aparecida in Brasília; Ponte dos Ingleses in Fortaleza; Praça Rio Branco Marco Zero in Recife; Elevador Lacerda in Salvador.
A dramatic cross-tile floor pattern, based on similar patterns used widely across the city’s public and private spaces, defines key circulation routes throughout, and flips on its side to provide the store’s central focal point – a six-story-high tile-patterned wall which soars through the building’s central atrium.