Stylish Brazilian inspiration in playful and daring showroom by architect Henrique Steyer.
Description by Henrique Steyer
Close to the well-known Meireles seashore, in Fortaleza, northeastern Brazil, sits one in every of Florense’s shops. The premium furnishings maker’s 8600 sq.ft. (800m²) showroom has simply been renewed, with touches of boldness and irreverence which are logos of Henrique’s work.
Having been tasked with the shop atmosphere, Henrique made no interventions on the construction, retaining a few of the unique finishings, such because the marble that covers a part of the partitions. As for the ground, it was redone in dry-shake cement: a impartial and trendy base to obtain areas comparable to eating rooms, kitchens, residence theaters, dwelling rooms and bedrooms. The shop proprietor wished for a showroom with robust character and memorable areas, conceived as they the place, actually, the rooms of a residence.
On this new challenge, the shop had its complete space redistributed, having now an entry corridor, adopted by social areas, divided between eating and dwelling rooms of various types, in addition to grasp bedrooms and gourmand kitchens. Sudden – and typically humorous – colourful parts are highlighted upon timeless and clean compositions, full of wooden paneling and hints of cozyness.
Such is the case of the country english bricks organized as desk centerpieces in one of many eating rooms. One other instance is the gathering of a number of picket icons of Our Woman of Aparecida that enliven the ZigZag bookshelf, designed by architect himself. An choice was made to make use of sober tones within the general area, leaving the colourful colours for the small print. This enables dot fast modifications within the décor, when the necessity arises.
Styling contrasts are additionally in place, inflicting shocking results, resembling a wall adorned with basic gypsum paneling in the identical setting with items made by native artisans and the Blind Pietá, an paintings signed by the architect, which can also be an artist.
By mixing handcrafted objects, artworks, design items and handpicked antiquities like mirrors, alongside Florense’s personal furnishings collections, the shop is imbued with inspiration from an aesthetic, stylish Brazil. Such impactful assets are an integral a part of Steyer’s artistic repository, as a trademark of his work.
Henrique Steyer is Brazilian, graduated in Structure and Urbanism, and submit-graduated in promoting imagery and strategic design from POLI.Design in Milan, Italy. He designed a retailer in South Africa, was on a magazine cowl in China and his tasks have been revealed in over 35 nations. He was a lecturer in Brazil’s largest design occasions. He has acted as visitor instructor in graduate and submit-graduate design programs and in addition writes about design in an essential Brazilian newspaper and in a spread journal. The skilled can also be the inventive director of 1 the world’s largest furnishings shops, for which he additionally designs furnishings and idea shops all throughout Brazil. Between an inside design venture right here and an structure venture there, he wanders round residential and company areas, and doesn’t assume twice earlier than taking extra conceptual flights – such because the imaginary artist Mark Gary Adams (www.markgaryadams.com), a persona created by him and unfold throughout the globe. With a completely international artistic spirit, however agency roots in Brazil, Steyer additionally bets in one other angle: industrial design. His furnishings assortment has a robust playful attraction and has been showcased in Milan’s Design Week. His assortment left the drafting board with a robust patriotic sense, utilizing the richness of Brazilian fauna to create uncommon and playful items. In addition to releasing the animals, Steyer broadens his horizons – and his audience – with the Niño bookshelf, formed like a paper doll chain. His jaguar-formed bookshelf has develop into an icon of Brazilian design. A set of rugs together with his signature, produced in Iran, allies the millennial custom of oriental tapestry with the boldness of Brazilian design. In 2015, Henrique signed a partnership with Moora Design, the place he launched furnishings items alongside names as Marcelo Rosembaum and Zanine de Zanine. In 2016, his items represented Brazil on the planet’s largest design week, in Milan, Italy. In 2015, he repeated this feat showcasing items corresponding to chairs, artworks, bookshelves and rugs, in the primary occasion I Saloni and within the aspect exhibits. His creations have been critically acclaimed all around the globe, and if innovation is within the eye of the beholder, Steyer’s work alerts the he sees very far forward.
Images courtesy of Henrique Steyer