Sneaker department at Dover Street Market
by Studio Toogood

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Interior stylist and designer Faye Toogood has completed an installation to display shoes for fashion brand Comme de Garcons.

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Located in the basement of Dover Street Market in London, the interior comprises stacked plaster blocks, raw concrete walls, copper pipes and lamps hanging from ropes.

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Photographs by Leon Chew.

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SNEAKER DEPARMENT AT DOVER STREET MARKET

London’s legendary Dover Street Market has just revamped its basement by giving it a clean new look. As part of this transformation, the cutting edge fashion label Comme de Garcons asked Interior stylist and designer Studio Toogoodto design and install a new sneaker department that could sit alongside Rai Kawakubo’s personal vision.

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“I wanted to create a space that was both raw and elegant, so I chose to work with plaster, copper, concrete and rope. The idea was not to have a super glossy, highly finished look but to reveal the very nature of the materials and their inherent imperfections - or in my view - inherent beauty”, explains Faye.

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A series of stacking building blocks made from plaster were designed to help re-configure and change the way the space is used. The purity of the white plaster contrasts against the roughness of the rendered concrete walls and a series of interlocking copper pipes provided a strong industrial element to the design as well as providing plinths for the more practical purpose of displaying muli-coloured sneakers. To light the space, Faye chose bulbs on rope by Christien Meindertsma.

  • http://www.urbanizr.org urbanizr

    can we see the shoes, please?

  • http://jjohnson.carbonmade.com Jeremiah

    Very innovative… a display of shoes that doesn’t include any shoes.

  • joushua

    friend looks in the eye, enemy at the shoes

  • ryn
  • Michael

    Shoes obviously clutter this amazing design. Seriously, no shoes…

  • patrick

    …better without the ugly shoes.

  • N

    is the concrete wall with the circular cut part of the design? think it would have worked without that bit…nice idea though. I like the plaster blocks. Reminds me of the rachel whiteread at the Tate/Embankment only on a smaller scale…

  • San De Ago Zum Thor

    Keep the shoes: Function over Form.

  • toodles

    thats too good!