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Shoe Gallery / Plazma Architecture Studio

  • 00:00 - 28 January, 2015
Shoe Gallery / Plazma Architecture Studio
Shoe Gallery / Plazma Architecture Studio, © Leonas Garbačauskas
© Leonas Garbačauskas

© Leonas Garbačauskas © Leonas Garbačauskas © Leonas Garbačauskas © Leonas Garbačauskas + 12

  • Architects

  • Location

    Gedimino prospektas 9, Vilnius 01110, Lithuania
  • Category

  • Architect in Charge

    Rytis Mikulionis, Paulius Paskačimas, Evelina Talandzevičienė (Wallpaper graphic design: Daiva Čiuplytė
  • Area

    500.0 m2
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

    © Leonas Garbačauskas
    © Leonas Garbačauskas

    Text description provided by the architects. A multi-brand footwear store Shoe Gallery is located in a modern retail centre, which has inhabited a historic building in the central part of Vilnius, Lithuania.

    © Leonas Garbačauskas
    © Leonas Garbačauskas

    The store is divided into two zones that are based on the L-shaped premises: the main display space which is positioned in front of the entrance and the additional display areas straight off the corner. The space in the first-plan of the store hosts the main footwear exposition. The new collections are placed on the display units that are designed to function as podiums. This zone can be perceived as an actual shoe gallery, just like the title of the store suggests. The space is highlighted by using custom-made luminaries that the interior architects designed for this project in particular.

    Floor Plan
    Floor Plan

    The rest of the space, positioned in the far-away corner offers display space for the standard footwear exposition. One of the main goals of the interior architects was to make the store work well in terms of function both for the retailers and the customers. For this reason a custom modular exposition system was created: original wall-fixed and free-standing modular systems were designed using standard retail furniture fittings.

    © Leonas Garbačauskas
    © Leonas Garbačauskas

    Also, footwear brand logos that are suspended from a profile that follows the entire perimeter of the store provides a subtle division between the product brands. In addition, the construction elements of the building are integrated into retail equipment, which offers even more display space as well as precious wall surface for placing the mirrors. These units are decorated in black ceramic tiles.

    © Leonas Garbačauskas
    © Leonas Garbačauskas

    Project architects wanted to challenge the common perception of a standard footwear store as a merely functional and neutral retail space. This concept stands out in the details. Concrete, metal, wall panelling, glass, ceramic tiles, wallpaper – the wide spectrum of materials used in the project helps create a sense of dynamics.

    © Leonas Garbačauskas
    © Leonas Garbačauskas

    The concept was taken further by designing custom wallpapers. The pattern of the wallpapers is also used for decorating the glazed partitions. The geometry-inspired, mid-century colour-themed wallpapers and fitting zones as well as the yellow-metal modular display system makes a visit to a standard footwear store feel like a funky fashion experience.

    © Leonas Garbačauskas
    © Leonas Garbačauskas

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    Cite: "Shoe Gallery / Plazma Architecture Studio" 28 Jan 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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