The Spanish shoes company Camper has recently opened new shops in New York and Osaka with stunning interior design by Shigeru Ban and Nendo studios.
In Osaka, the Japanese design studio Nendo have designed a shoe store where shoes walk around the store on their own, supported on thin metal rods, giving the appearance that they are walking through the air. According to Nendo, “products displayed on shelves also seem to float on ‘footprints’ supported by thin pipes that rise from the floor. The angles of the different ‘footprints’ vary slightly from place to place, so the shoes mounted on them appear to be walking in slow motion”.
In New York, Camper and Shigeru Ban agreed a shop design in which the shoes are hidden and are not revealed to customers until they enter the store. The footwear is shown on cubbyhole shelves behind the 2.5 meter high letters that spell out the name of the brand on a sawtoothed back wall.
Fake grass on a desk to place the cash register at the back of the store is also remarkable in a design by Shigeru Ban studio, though the project was finally delivered by architect Dean Maltz. More info on Camper concept stores in Dezeen .