jewellery brand ‘all blues’, in collaboration with young architect jack dalla santa, has introduced its first retail store in stockholm, sweden. located within a 19th century building, the newly designed interior combines glass, mirror and steel to generate a bold, yet minimal experience for the customers.
all images by mikael olsson
the building offered unique opportunities to the creative process; 4,7 metres in ceiling height, enormous windows and original walls in usable condition, unveiled after ripping off layers of added colour. the centrepiece; a 1,3 ton ‘house’ made entirely out of glass, stands out as a contemporary and upscaled way of storing jewellery. the creative team at ‘all blues’ along with jack dalla santa have worked closely to incorporate play of proportion and scale into the design process. ‘we’ve spoken a lot about choreography and movement while planning the store; how we could create an experience beyond shopping and have visitors interact with the space’ creative director fredrik nathorst shares.
a contrasting trio of materials – glass, mirror and steel – meet on a foundation of a white terrazzo floor. opposite the glass cabinet, stands a vertical mirror installation, constructed to function as a dressing room, while metal rails with reference to public spaces, double work as a surface to display jewellery on specially designed rubber trays. keeping the walls untouched within the space adds tribute to the heritage of the building while also confronting the commercial norm of connecting value to newness.
name: all blues first store
company: all blues
architect: jack dalla santa
location: stockholm, sweden
myrto katsikopoulou I designboom
nov 29, 2020