The design shop Slavica occupies the ground floor of a city palace in Bratislava, Slovakia. Located within the historical centre, the project’s approach to the reconstruction was to expose its building elements as a means to preserve the integrity of its many historical layers. The purification of the interior space from the more recent building interventions was central to the redesign process. Therefore, the introduced spatial elements are fully reversible, and the furnishing is pure and minimal.
The showroom furnishing is based on the altering of solid plywood boxes with display tables of sleek frames and simple plywood tops. The wall-mounted shelf system has a slender steel framework. The diffused light fixtures provide consistent illumination for the displayed products. The spotlights accent certain selected features in the interior space. The interior of the design shop is split into two by a central loadbearing wall. The front room oriented towards the street has sufficient natural light passing through the glazed main entrance. At 5,5 metres, the front volume makes use of its full ceiling height while the back space is split horizontally into two separate rooms.
Steny celého priestoru boli očistené na pôvodné vrstvy farieb a následne bol do výšky troch metrov aplikovaný zjednocujúci biely náter, ktorý sa na poschodí v rovnakej výške prejavuje vo forme bielej bordúry. Biela farba vytvára zároveň unifikovaný podklad pre vystavovanie samotných objektov.
The walls and ceilings were initially cleared of varnish. Up to the height of 3 metres, the walls are coated in unifying white paint. The thick white belt cuts just below the exposed trusses and contrasts strongly with the untreated ceiling. At the same time, the white painted walls provide a unified rendering for the objects at the display.
authors _ Andrej Olah, Katarína Labáthová
location _ Bratislava, Staré Mesto
year _ 2015 – 2016
area _ 111 m2
photo _ Tomáš Manina
status _ built
type _ public interior, shop, reconstruction