the pop-up store has been created by burkinabé architect diébédo francis kéré (now based in berlin) and is located inside a domed building at the vitra campus
the tent-lie structure is held up by a triangular grid of aluminium poles, and was added to vitra’s campus at weil am rhein, germany, in 2000 to provide a flexible event space. accessed through a triangle-shaped opening in the material, the dome is currently hosting kéré’s two connected oval structures.
the concentric shelving units are constructed from a wood-based material called blockboard – made by vitra-owned company vizona – with larger surfaces covered in white laminate, while the wood grain is left exposed along the edges.
according to vitra: “the zigzag configuration of the vertical panels determines the shape of the individual compartments and makes it possible to utilise both sides of the shelving wall.”
further, multiple gaps in the structures allow access to the central space, which is open at the top to let in the light filtered through the translucent dome.
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as seen on: dezeen