LocationVia Monte Napoleone, 6, 20121 Milano, Italy
Text description provided by the architects. Located in the center of Milan, Kengo Kuma's design for Camper's Camper Together project uses a very simple generative system in a complex way. The shelves which line the walls of the store are based on a square grid just wide enough to fit a pair of shoes, but by selectively removing sections of the grid, abstract compositions are made which give the interior a subtle variety. The material palette of just two materials - the raw plywood shelves and natural stone floor - adds to this theme of complexity through simplicity.
The top part of the shelves will adapt to the shape of the structural ceiling The boards do not connect 2 or more perpendicular boards, so they are cut off behing the existing suspended ceiling.
Given that this shape will be unknown until the construction works begin, the shelves have been drawn 1 meter higher than the existing suspended ceiling and they will be cut on site to adapt to the structural ceiling shape.
When cutting the shelves, the 3 following conditions must be fulfilled.