Kengo Kuma and Associates has designed a new store in Barcelona, Spain, for their client, Camper, that has an eye-catching pattern on its walls, drawing the attention of passerbys.
Inside, the pattern on the walls is revealed to be made up of roof-tile like ceramic elements, that neatly complement each other.
Inspired by both Japan and Spain, the roof-tile like ceramic represents the use of this architectural element but crafted in very different ways. The roof tiles in Japan are glazed and shiny, while in the Mediterranean, the tiles are left natural, exposing its texture.
Each ceramic element allows the store to display each item separately, bringing more attention to each of the products on offer.
The ceramic pieces were also used to create the staff counter and the customers’ bench. If you’re interested in seeing how the ceramic shelves were made, you can watch a short video – here.