Faust Store / Snøhetta

Faust Store / Snøhetta

Faust Store  / Snøhetta - Door, Stairs, BeamFaust Store  / Snøhetta - Image 3 of 26Faust Store  / Snøhetta - Arch, ArcadeFaust Store  / Snøhetta - ShelvingFaust Store  / Snøhetta - More Images+ 21

Oslo, Norway
  • Architects: Snøhetta
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  20
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2016
  • Photographs
    Photographs:Lasse Fløde
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers:  Barth, Byggimpuls, XAL
  • Collaborartion: Barth Interior Architectur
  • City: Oslo
  • Country: Norway
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Faust Store  / Snøhetta - Arch, Arcade
© Lasse Fløde

Text description provided by the architects. For the high-end shoemaker Faust, Snøhetta has created a complete visual identity and the brand’s very first signature store. With a truly interdisciplinary approach, Snøhetta presents a coherent design including retail design, web design, signage, and brand design for everything from business cards to shoe boxes, as well as a customized typeface bringing all the elements together.

Faust Store  / Snøhetta - Shelving
© Lasse Fløde

Coming from a family of shoemakers, Faust founder Álvaro Miranda started up his Oslo-based bespoke boutique earlier this year. The store offers both tailor-made shoes as well as handcrafted ready-made shoes. Customers are invited into the mysterious world of Faust to be part of the long-established craft of shoemaking – from the measuring of the feet and carving of the last, to the final sculpting and sewing of the shoes. The art of shoemaking has remained practically unchanged for centuries, and Faust aims to continue the cordwainer’s tradition with a contemporary approach while honoring their time-tested methods. The artisanship is central in the design concept, striving to create a personalized experience and a customized result.

Faust Store  / Snøhetta - Door, Stairs, Beam
© Lasse Fløde
Faust Store  / Snøhetta - Shelving
© Lasse Fløde

The interior design and visual identity both have a strong link to shoemaking as a craft, with focus on tactility, quality, and elegance. Another important reference for the design is Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s legend of Faust from Renaissance times – a legend which has been the basis for many literary, artistic, cinematic, and musical works through the ages. The interior elements of the design, including the vaulted shapes, carved patterns, and the material palette, as well as the brand’s reconceived typography and color scheme, reference this historical period in which Goethe first penned the manuscript.

Faust Store  / Snøhetta - Image 16 of 26
© Lasse Fløde

Located in Oslo’s Barcode-area, the 20 square meter space consists of ve custom concrete niches with massive carved wooden doors. The ve niches and their vaulted shapes each have their own specific programmatic purpose; the designer’s personal cabinet with tools and materials, a place for sitting, a display niche, and two storage niches. With large-scaled oiled oak doors with a milled and brushed finish, the design of the cabinetry reflects the handmade details and the tactility of the products being displayed and sold in the shop. The niches reference a historic, almost religious architectural language, giving homage to the thoughtful and quality driven trade of shoemaking. The concrete niches with their weight and massiveness possess a surreal scale in an otherwise small space, while disappearing into the darkness of the charcoal colored walls.

Faust Store  / Snøhetta - Table
© Lasse Fløde

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Cite: "Faust Store / Snøhetta" 22 Nov 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/799799/faust-store-snohetta> ISSN 0719-8884

© Lasse Fløde

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