Candido1859 by LOLA

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Candido1859 by LOLA

Design studio Local Office for Large Architecture (LOLA) and architect Riccardo Cavaciocchi have completed the menswear section of a department store in southern Italy that first opened in 1859.

Candido1859 by LOLA

Called CANDIDO1859, the project features a central round table with a reflective glass top, which allows light to penetrate through to the floor below.

Candido1859 by LOLA

Bent metal wires meander through the space.

Candido1859 by LOLA

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Candido1859 by LOLA

Photographs are by Francesco Prato.

Candido1859 by LOLA

The information that follows is from LOLA:


CANDIDO1859 – Department Store

Maglie-Lecce (Italy)
Surface: 627sm

The last of three floors, the men's department of Candido (opened 1859) is among the first designer-label stores to open in Southern Italy.

Candido1859 by LOLA

The mirrored ceiling heightens a space which grabs the visitor before enticing them down a coloured path of light.

Candido1859 by LOLA

The raised central patio, which central round table works as skylight for the lower main hall, modifies the surrounding space through a combination of perspective and illusion, one blue tumbling into another.

Candido1859 by LOLA

Candido1859 by LOLA

Candido1859 by LOLA

Candido1859 by LOLA


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Posted on Sunday, December 5th, 2010 at 12:47 am by Catherine Warmann. See our copyright policy. Before commenting, please read our comments policy.

  • xtiaan

    it cracks me up when they make clothes shops look like art galleries
    talk about pretention