来自建材品牌Plasticiet的两位设计师Marten & Joost于今年2月为Ace & Tate眼镜店打造了一间充满趣味的新店铺。
Marten & Joost – the designers and founders of Plasticiet – were inspired by the clean though playful eyewear stores by Ace & Tate.
▼门店外观，exterior view ©Lennart Wiedemuth
Inspired by the primal beauty and longevity of natural stone they aspired to create a sheet material that would inspire other creators to build objects that can last. To make a waste material appealable they underwent a thorough research on how to give their plastic products a distinct super-natural marbled or terrazzo appearance, for if the material isn’t beautiful it won’t sustain.
▼店铺空间概览，interior view ©Lennart Wiedemuth
Often used colours are deep blue and bright red on a white base. To emphasise the repetition of the coloured flakes the viewers are first guided through a space with solely glasses on display after which they are guided through the plastic arches. Here the pattern and beams’ repetition combined with mirrors allow the viewers to indulge completely into the recycled world.
▼眼镜陈列区，display area ©Lennart Wiedemuth
▼拱廊空间，the plastic arches
We wanted to create a calm, serene space combined with the booming colours that they love at the glass wear brand. To create the waste’s narrative we decided that the inspiration needed to come from religious and sacred places – buildings that tell a story – so that the store would almost feel as a recycling temple. Because the flaked sheets are so wild it was even more a necessity to keep the design repetitive and calm. The close collaboration with their store designer made it sure that we wouldn’t deviate from their store concept too much.
▼内部结构借鉴了宗教场所的叙事方法， the inspiration of the design comes from religious and sacred places ©Lennart Wiedemuth
▼彩色面板与空间固有的平和感和冷静感相得益彰，the flaked sheets are so wild it was even more a necessity to keep the design repetitive and calm ©Lennart Wiedemuth
The recycled plastic used for the Ace&Tate store in Antwerp in polyethylene, a most common material that finds many uses in industrial and construction appliances as well as domestic products such as food packaging, kitchen ware and toys. All the coloured chunks visible in the store are collected from the bulky waste of Antwerp’s periphery separated from other types of plastic by a machine developed by Suez who partnered up with us for the realization of this project.
The polyethylene was shredded to large pieces that were hand sorted in red, blue and orange, colours that are often used in the visual expression of Ace&Tate’s stores. Compared to the white base material – which used to be food packaging – the reclaimed plastic from Antwerp becomes less fluid allowing the pieces to retain their shape in the melting process. This way some of the chunks remain their initial shape and the viewer can indulge into finding products they know, or on the other hand they can completely utilise their own interpretation and visualise recognisable shapes.
▼所有彩色的团块都是从大尺寸废料中回收并分离而来，all the coloured chunks visible in the store are collected from the bulky waste of Antwerp’s periphery separated from other types of plastic ©Lennart Wiedemuth
▼外部橱窗，the showcase ©Lennart Wiedemuth
Plasticiet Press Text: Ace & Tate Antwerp
Written for editorial use by: Joost Dingemans
Pictures accredited to: Lennart Wiedemuth