TADAO ANDO, DUVETICA boutique and showroom in MILAN

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Japanese architect Tadao Ando has designed his fourth showroom for the Duvetica Group. After Tokyo, Kitzbuhel and Courmayeur, the Venetian firm is now opening a flagship store in Milan.

TADAO ANDO, DUVETICA boutique and showroom in MILAN
Tadao Ando has designed four flagship stores for the Duvetica Group. The latest addition to the series was opened at the end of October 2011 at Via Santo Spirito 22 in Milan.

A shop on two levels measuring about 220 m2 each, where, as Tadao Ando himself explains, design is "based on concrete materials and highly linear, simple, minimal details".

The plan includes a large open space on the upper level and a showroom on the lower level, all dominated by ultra-light colours: ice and optic white, with high-tech installations on the bare concrete walls, ultra-flat LCD touchscreens and RFID detection systems permitting interactive management of purchases, as well as special screens onto which moving images are projected which can also be seen through the shop window.

(Agnese Bifulco)

Design: Tadao Ando
Location: Milan, Italy
Illustrations: courtesy of Duvetica



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