Risk. Made in Warsaw Shop
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There's an upside-down living room on the ceiling of this Polish fashion boutique created by design studio smallna for fashion brand Risk. Made in Warsaw (+ slideshow).

Risk. Made in Warsaw Shop by smallna

The designers at smallna were influenced by the reversible nature of Risk. Made in Warsaw's clothing range, in which items can be worn inside-out or back-to-front, to create the illusion of defying gravity.

Risk. Made in Warsaw Shop by smallna

An inflatable sofa by Polish brand Malafor, a chair and a side table have been fixed to the ceiling, along with a crumpled skirt and a pair of shoes that appear to have been discarded onto the simulated floor above.

Risk. Made in Warsaw Shop by smallna

White-painted steel pipes protrude from the walls, ceiling and floor, snaking around the perimeter of the space and forming rails from which clothes appear to hang in both directions.

Risk. Made in Warsaw Shop by smallna

A circular dressing room wrapped in a grey fabric curtain extends the full height of the shop, connecting floor to ceiling as though it could be accessed from either plane.

Risk. Made in Warsaw Shop by smallna

An upside-down balloon that appears to be made from concrete hangs from the ceiling, seemingly reversing the rules of gravity.

Risk. Made in Warsaw Shop by smallna

The same balloon, when viewed from the reversed perspective, appears to be floating but held to the ground by a brick. Smallna collaborated with Polish artist Joanna Gwóźdź to create this deceptive installation, whilst Daiusz Fiet - another Polish artist - painted the walls of the shop to look like the sky.

Risk. Made in Warsaw Shop by smallna

Vintage light fittings are dotted around the space, including 1940s American train lights, 1960s Polish tram lights and a Japanese mirrorball from the 1970s.

Risk. Made in Warsaw Shop by smallna

All the soft furnishings throughout the shop are made from the same grey melange fabric that the Risk. Made in Warsaw designers use to make their clothes.

Risk. Made in Warsaw Shop by smallna

Other shop interiors we've recently featured on Dezeen include the Who*s Who fashion boutique by Italian designer Fabio Novembre and a series of five outlets designed by Zaha Hadid for Milan-based fashion designer Neil Barrett. See all our stories about shop design.

Risk. Made in Warsaw Shop by smallna

Photography is by Celestyna Król.

  • pipo

    Simple concept with a nice result. I like it!

  • paraphernal

    I must admit I love it. Congrats to the architects!

  • Jackson

    Um, Victor and Rolf did it better, and did it earlier, like 2004?