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Gabriele Colangelo

PrizeHonorable Mention in Interior Design / Retail
Firm LocationSanta Monica, United States
CompanyMontalba Architects
Lead ArchitectDavid Montalba, FAIA

The first flagship store for Italian designer Gabriele Colangelo offers an art gallery experience by illuminating the store with a light ring suspended in the middle of the space that draws patrons toward the displayed collection. A CNC’d mineral curtain combined with Douglas fir wood was used to generate the furniture elements, which were limited to not overpower the apparel. The conceptual design creates a minimalist, yet intimate experience that offers an open invitation to interact with the refreshing collection.