CASA BOUTIQUE

Refined, explosive and bold.
Welcome to the new Casa

Meaning home in Italian, Casa (founded in Reykjavík in 1977) is a multi-brand retailer of a refined selection of home & décor products. For its new store in Austurhöfn - a recent development on the dock of the old Reykjavík harbour - Casa rethinks its retail approach for a new generation of home-product hunters.

Incorporating a spectrum of materials, the interiors comprises three distinct areas or ‘rooms’ separated by different floor finishes and light temperatures with the intention of enhancing the beauty of a wide range of products. The monochromatic colour palette - from white to black - that characterizes the interiors is downplayed by tangerine orange curtains and exotic indoor plants.

 

A solid yet ghosty counter passes trough the concrete wall, guiding people towards the store's core: a total-white ‘island’ that makes coloured products stand out.

Pursuing the same goal, the central white product display emphasizes glass unique tridimensionality through a back-lit top, celebrating its beauty in all its forms and colours.

Above, an eye-catching LED light installation makes for a striking centerpiece, visually strengthening the connection between the entrance and the core of the store.

As a background of the entire store the massive monolithic wall with built-in shelves is framed by thick velvet curtains that serve dual purposes. Firstly, they create a scenographic setting that gives the feeling of having just revealed the items displayed on the shelves, adding excitement to the shopping experience; and second, they hide the entrances of the storage and the staff room.

Intersecting the otherwise open- plan 200 sqm space are a series of freestanding product displays, revealing most of the building original features: window displays, concrete walls, pillars and the metal mesh that separates the store with the adjacent high-end foodcourt.

-Tiles: MDi surfaces by Inalco (3,2 x 1,5m)

-Samedan bookshelves by Fioroni

-Inori system by Fiam

-Custom-made product displays realized by MeCubo 

-Mikado pendant lights by Buzzi&Buzzi 

-Mito sospeso pendant lights by Occhio

Austurhöfn

Reykjavik, Iceland

Casa.is

 

Pictures by Gunnar Sverrisson (@gunnarsverrisson)

PRESS-KIT

July 2022