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Optical Store in Lisbon / Jorge Sousa Santos

  • 01:00 - 2 October, 2010
Optical Store in Lisbon / Jorge Sousa Santos
Optical Store in Lisbon / Jorge Sousa Santos, © Joao Morgado
© Joao Morgado

© Joao Morgado © Joao Morgado © Joao Morgado © Joao Morgado +31

From the architect. Last week we featured a new glasses shop in Beja designed by Jorge Sousa Santos, where he used small rotating circular mirrors, that also work as support for the glasses. Now, architecture photographer Joao Morgado shared with us this optical store in Lisbon, designed by the same architect.

© Joao Morgado
© Joao Morgado

The main idea developed itself centred in the need to extend the exhibition to the whole area of the space. Since the space was big, and the protagonists of the exhibition are small, we were drived to design an exhibition device that could be extended in the whole surface of the walls. This device draws itself in complex correlation of simple shapes forming a dance of departing and proximity.

© Joao Morgado
© Joao Morgado

The exhibition elements form a net of vertical and horizontal prisms built in steel MDF and Plexiglas, this later perform itself as a multitasking surface. If is horizontal and faced upwards, it is an area for the lodging of the eyeglasses, if it is vertical is the support of the classical nose hold, if it is horizontal and faced downwards it is a lamp.

© Joao Morgado
© Joao Morgado

The notion of movement is immersed in all the elements that compose the store, the desks for private consulting, the counters, the cabinets. They exist in a suspended movement state, similar to the wall exhibition support.

© Joao Morgado
© Joao Morgado

The notion of unity, and continuity are rooted in the design of the entire space. This notion of unity is achieved not only with the forms of the objects that produce a kind of mnemonic osmosis, but also with the materials, particularly the dark wood floor, that spreads itself in a state of absolute continuity.

© Joao Morgado
© Joao Morgado
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Optical Store in Lisbon / Jorge Sousa Santos" 02 Oct 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/79931/optical-store-in-lisbon-jorge-sousa-santos/>
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Joao Morgado · July 05, 2012

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Umano_Estudio · April 25, 2012

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ariana roberts · February 25, 2011

they opted for a cooler way to display items-instead of mundane shelves

Ellen · October 07, 2010

looks crazy!

Justin · October 07, 2010

This is an awesome store, i love the all white look. This is a store that needs to be featured on http://dropcents.com

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ASphere · October 03, 2010

nicely done

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