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Sneakerology by Facet Studio

Sneakerology by Facet Studio

Shoes are displayed in numbered slots on row after row of plywood shelves at this Sydney shop by Facet Studio of Sydney and Osaka.

Sneakerology by Facet Studio

Called Sneakerology, the shop displays sneakers in neatly ordered boxes, with each row staggered by half a unit.

Sneakerology by Facet Studio

Customers can learn more about each style using interactive screen in the centre.

Sneakerology by Facet Studio

See also: Habitat Antique by Facet Studio

Sneakerology by Facet Studio

Photographs are by Katherine Lu.

The information that follows is from Facet Studio:


Sneakerology

A sneaker shop interpreted as a sneaker museum

In each of the 200mm x 600mm boxes, one by one, sneakers are carefully collected. The boxes are repeated, and offset by half unit on each level, and carried through repeatedly over an entire wall. Something which has little meaning on its own, when repeated 281 times over, it creates a euphoric effect for one to experience a heightened emotion.

Sneakerology by Facet Studio

The merchandises neatly displayed in the fashion similar to the museum artefacts; through touch panels centrally located within the shop, one can gain further understanding of the background stories of the merchandises. Although there is really no such field of study as “sneaker-ology”, by placing our design focus on ways to correctly understand the merchandises, it is for us an attempt at capturing “sneakers” in a scholarly fashion.

Sneakerology by Facet Studio

“That one is nice..... this one is nice too!”; There is no better way to shop than whilst enjoying an academic high.

Sneakerology by Facet Studio

Program: commercial fitout: retail
Project team: Olivia Shih, Yoshihito Kashiwagi
Location: Sydney, Australia
Main material: Plywood
Area: 55 m2
Built: 2011
Photo: Katherine Lu
Mural: Babekühl
Structure: Simpson Design Associates
Lighting: Electrolight