RtA NYC store by Dan Brunn features broken crystal and red fitting rooms
Pieces of broken crystal fill a display case that runs the length of this Manhattan boutique, completed by Los Angeles-based architect Dan Brunn for streetwear brand Road to Awe. The store on Mercer Street in SoHo is both the third location for Road to Awe, also known as RtA, and the third designed by Dan The post RtA NYC store by Dan Brunn features broken crystal and red fitting rooms appeared first on Dezeen.
"Honoring the more industrial nature of its surroundings, RtA Soho takes on a streamlined and contemporary approach with a raw edge directly opposing the more playful and ostentatious style of the Vegas location and serene nature of its West Coast counterpart," said Brunn's studio.
The open floor plan is divided along the centre by a line of mirrored chrome vitrines.
Created in collaboration with crystal brand Baccarat, the display contains 2,000 pounds (907 kilograms) of broken crystal that would have otherwise been discarded.
Each case has an angled top to create a faceted surface, while a red glow surrounds the base of the structure.
The crystal pieces are also back-lit, "casting rays of light throughout the store like a reverse disco ball" according to the brand.
Menswear and womenswear are displayed either side of this central axis, hung from floating horizontal blackened steel beams that help to divide the space.
Brunn retained the original wooden flooring, but painted it in a gradient that blends from white to black towards the rear of the store.
At the back is an entirely red area that provides access to the fitting rooms.
A velvet-covered seating module runs down the middle of this space, flanked by repeated arches that puncture the side walls and are outlined by neon lights.
Neon strips also traverse horizontally across the ceiling, while an LED display on the back wall plays RtA's merchandising videos and fashion shows.
Inside the fitting rooms, "valleys" in the existing brick wall "were sporadically filled with gold leaf paint employing the Japanese kintsugi method of embracing the beauty in imperfection", said the studio.
The photography is by Brandon Shigeta.
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