material and detail
Materials are inspired by a historical building style and craftmanship techniques that were often used at these days and that are necessary to work in these techniques. This means only solid materials mostly wood and stone to be carved with supported by metals for the details and plaster to create round shapes at ceiling and doorways.
The materials are used in a way to create a maximum ow in its most minimal form. The wood will either be carved from solid blocks or modeled from small latten . it will be framed in metal details to support function as well as the overall ow of the store. The stone will be carved out of one block to create a center piece that brings people and functions together. Parts will remain rough while other parts will be polished.
The plaster will be hand brushed to create a ow on the ceiling – mirroring the way the oor and its bars are layed all leading to the center pieces.
The treatment of material should be mostly natural – wood which is not used as a working surface will be charred and polished in wax to create an imperfect but balanced pattern of shades and glow. All surfaces will be polished and waxed to highlight the product and use of it. Walls are in think textured plaster and painted with chalk.
Metal details are in brass and all individual welded so any handle , door and oor framing as well as hinges remain unique and age in their own patina.