EyeOpener / Christopher Polly Architect

  • 01 Dec 2012
  • Retail Selected Works
© Brett Boardman

Architects: Christopher Polly Architect
Location: ,
Builder: Travmatt Construction & Shopfitting Pty Ltd
Lighting Consultant: Euroluce Lighting
Area: 37 sqm
Year: 2008
Photographs: Brett Boardman


© Brett Boardman

The flagship store responds to its specific urban location within the established high-end retail character of the street, providing a high quality spatial experience for the presentation of optical products that overcomes its spatial limitations and modest budget.

© Brett Boardman

A series of white opal resin shelves and illuminated light-box storage units float and curve around the interior of the existing glass storefront, while white lighting columns illuminate the opalescent quality of the shelves for maximum visual focus of the displayed spectacles. Other modules wrap around the interior walls of the
existing shell, accommodating further programmatic requirements for the display of sunglasses & optical products and for provision of storage.

© Brett Boardman

A restrained monochromatic palette of materials and finishes was employed – black rubber flooring, full height mirrors, white columns, white opal resin shelves and white polyurethane finishes for the desk, rear workbench, sunglasses display and storage units. A multicoloured striped wall marks the location of the eye testing room beyond, providing visual interest to the rear of the store. It draws an abstract analogy with the
visible spectrum that is refracted when light passes through an optical prism, providing a nod to the clinical nature of the function being housed within.

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Cite: "EyeOpener / Christopher Polly Architect" 01 Dec 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 24 Jul 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=300366>

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