Design places shoes in fashion-forward surroundings
DUET FLAGSHIP | CF Sherway Gardens, Toronto, Canada
size: 1,550 sf
completion: October 2015
photos: A-Frame Studio
ENTERING INTO A STAINLESS STEEL PASSAGE CREATES A DYNAMIC FIRST IMPRESSION. Sculptural, yet functional, display platforms — including bench-style seating and moveable center platforms — add to launching this new brand’s identity as a fashion-forward destination.
Arranging merchandise neatly into a four bay configuration allows flexibility to showcase different stories and collections. Floating shelves with built-in lighting lining the perimeter also enhance the curated collection of shoes and handbags by emerging international designers. Full-length mirrors allow patrons to view shoes in full body proportion.
Three different specialty grade stainless steel alloys in varied tonality create depth and give the space an approachable appeal. A warm rift cut wire brushed oak and bold black and white terrazzo flooring with light salmon aggregate contrast the hard facade.