NATIVE BOX

0805

SELLING PAVILIONS FOR CLOTHING

VARIOUS LOCATIONS, GERMANY

PRIVATE COMMISSION, 2008

CLIENT: CRAIG NATIVE / NATIVE CLOTHING

WITH ILZE WOLFF (OH.ARCHITECTURE)

The design for the Native store pavilion is inspired by the geometric patterns found in many traditional African designs: from the triangle contained within the circular Zulu earplugs, to the rectilinear and triangular patterns in Ndebele designs. 

 

The Native store pavilion first presents itself as a 3 x 2 x 2,5 m box easily transported in standard shipping container. 

 

Out of the sides of the rectangular box, triangular blocks are "carved" or hollowed out at various places. These triangular spaces that are left behind are used to insert, hang and display the various items of clothes. 

 

Most of the triangles rotate on fixed axes and once the box is open a dynamic and flexible form emerges. The user can move the triangles to suit a specific space or display. 

 

The three dimensional quality of the box and opened form is enhanced by the use of colour and shadows.