The Wilfred and Enric Shoe Gallery is an example of a truly collaborative process between architect and client.
The design process was rich with brainstorming. We tried many design options before settling on the final concept for construction.
The care and rigour with which Vel Tasevski, the Director of Wilfred and Enric shoe gallery curates her shoe and accessories collection and her background in film production is evident in the final outcome.
The flexible retail space has a clear design intent + vision, careful detail and material resolution and a great feel…and the shoes are AMAZING!
Wilfred and Enric is found in the basement at 1B Stanley St, Collingwood
Wilfred and Enric at last have opened the doors of the new shoe gallery!
More to come…
First site visit this morning at Wilfred and Enric Shoe Gallery.
Originally a basement gallery space off Smith St Collingwood, we are playing with the idea of displaying the stock as pieces of art.
Existing In Progress
The elements of the space are:
1. the entry – an internal shop front, signage and mannequins STAY TUNED
2. the light box
3. the long wall – a low shelf for shoes along the entire length of the wall STAY TUNED
4. the jewellery box
5. the bluestone wall
6. the main gallery
7. the lounge – for trying on shoes and relaxing STAY TUNED
8. the stockroom – hidden behind the bluestone wall
You can see the PLAN here W&E PLAN
2. THE LIGHT BOX
In Progress Inspiration
Rick Owens http://www.someslashthings.com/blog/tag/rick-owens
This 15m long light box will BLOW THE SPACE OUT
4. THE JEWELLERY BOX
This will be a perforated metal clad moody black room in the centre of the space containing precious objects within.
5. THE BLUESTONE WALL
Existing In Progress
This has been revealed through demolition, it adds texture + depth to the space.
6. THE MAIN GALLERY
Rachel Whiteread http://pictify.com/5/rachel-whiteread-untitled-one-hundred-spaces
Here the stock will be displayed on custom designed and made plaster and 2pac plinths.
The unfixed nature of these display units means the shop gallery can be rearranged to showcase the latest stock or even stripped right away for a minimal space.