The starting point for this design concept, designed by the German office of Clemens Bachmann Architekten, draws inspiration from the industrial heritage of the building, with its rich history of former occupancies.
The project preserves the authentic and rough character of the space, revealing the unique textures and stories expressed in the structure and materials such as the exposed steel trusses and worn concrete floor.
Within this industrial framework, Elements like racks, shelves and boxes are introduced for displaying clothes and shoes. The palette of materials is kept neutral and desaturated, to allow the colours of the clothes themselves to be the main focus in the space. Plywood elements create warmth and the white walls accentuate the quality of light from the saw-tooth clerestory windows.
The heritage of the warehouse-like space remains, with its high ceilings, exposed trusses and original clerestory windows. Black and white walls combine with bold graphics to add character to the space, with its personality further enhanced when you spot the black PVC curtains that wrap around one section. This quirky aspect gives the space a laboratory-like feel, which is what the concept showroom aims to offer: a space to dissect new collections.
Architects: Clemens Bachmann Architekten, Munich, Germany
Location: Munich, Germany
Technical info: PVC curtains
Picture credits: Bernd Ducke