Fiu Fiu Boutique by Mateusz Adamczyk
and Marcin Kwietowicz

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Fiu Fiu Boutique by Mateusz Adamczyk brand Marcin Kwietowicz

Polish architects Mateusz Adamczyk and Marcin Kwietowicz have inserted three gabled huts inside a Warsaw clothes store.

Fiu Fiu Boutique by Mateusz Adamczyk brand Marcin Kwietowicz

Garments for clothing retailer Fiu Fiu hang on railings inside each hut, while shoes are arranged on shelves that fill the windows.

Fiu Fiu Boutique by Mateusz Adamczyk brand Marcin Kwietowicz

The cash desk is located inside the first structure and abuts one of these openings.

Fiu Fiu Boutique by Mateusz Adamczyk brand Marcin Kwietowicz

A fitting room, storage and a staff kitchen are all concealed in the spaces surrounding the huts.

Fiu Fiu Boutique by Mateusz Adamczyk brand Marcin Kwietowicz

Kwietowicz also designed a perfume shop on the same street back in 2009 - see our earlier story here.

Fiu Fiu Boutique by Mateusz Adamczyk brand Marcin Kwietowicz

Photography is by Jan Smaga.

Here is some more text from the architects:


Fiu Fiu concept store

Young architects dream about designing and building big houses. However, the reality is quite the opposite - they work on small scale commissions. FiuFiu boutique is one of those petite spaces and its concept is based on yearning for making homes even of paper-mache.

Fiu Fiu Boutique by Mateusz Adamczyk brand Marcin Kwietowicz

Bright forms on frigid blue background recall enchanted atmosphere of Scanidinavian landscape (or its imaginary archetype), because all the shop items originate from there.

Fiu Fiu Boutique by Mateusz Adamczyk brand Marcin Kwietowicz

Extra long gable house, looking like being freehand drawn by a child, is cut in three with red steel blades and slightly shifted to create complementary space for a cash desk, a fitting room and storage space.

Fiu Fiu Boutique by Mateusz Adamczyk brand Marcin Kwietowicz

Each of acquired spaces is furnished with same simple items such as rails, ledges and lamps.

Steel coulisses optically shorten long, enlighten only from one side room and encourage a passer-by to enter the shop and indulge in scandinavian atmosphere.

When looking at the small houses from the outside, it is finally possible to see their genuine nature- solid and beautiful wooden structure. Raw carpentry is emphasised by the use of snow white interiors of the volumes.

Fiu Fiu Boutique by Mateusz Adamczyk brand Marcin Kwietowicz

This nordic fairy tale cottage was put 'ad hoc' in an existing space, where the only inference was painting the walls and ceiling in one colour. The light reflected from these plains enters the houses, making the shop interior even lighter and more spacious. Nordic bonbon.

Fiu Fiu Boutique by Mateusz Adamczyk brand Marcin Kwietowicz

Koszykowa Street, Warsaw, Poland

Client: Fiu Fiu Concept Magdalena Wołosz
Architects: Mateusz Adamczyk, Marcin Kwietowicz

Total floor area: 31 m2
Usable floor area: 28 m2
Volume: 105 m3
Design: 2011
Construction: 2011

  • edward

    Clever design work to reinforce the exotic appeal of the goods.

  • Joy

    Great project ; fun, playful and cool. I like how it changes the space with a simple set-design-like construction.

  • http://www.jpconcept.com Interior designers

    Awesome project. Looks so neat and brighly..

  • cicipong

    love it! It looks like the house in a fairy tale.
    동화같은 느낌에 한 눈에 반했습니다.
    단, 밖에서 본 풍경은 왠지 헐벗어 보여요.