K-Swiss, the global sportswear brand, wanted to do something interesting with their retail space. So they briefed architects, 6a, to create an environment where their new and classic K-Swiss products could sit alongside other objects with similar brand values, including books and cds. The idea was to be able to transform the space at a moment’s notice from a working store into an open, unbranded space for music and arts events.
The installation uses a library archive storage system. Five of these units are specifically designed to combine display and storage, and slide on tracks to either reveal or conceal products. The perforated stainless steel cladding combines reflection, transparency and opacity, simultaneously revealing the contents and reflecting the surroundings, and creating a constantly changing environment as you move through it.