Camper Barcelona shoe store. Design by Kengo Kuma
Kengo Kuma renovates Camper’s Barcelona shoe store using vaulted ceramic plates. Facing the Plaza Catalonia, camper paseo de gracia incorporates a revolutionary catalan method of construction which uses vaulted ceramic plates as the form-work of floor slabs. Kuma has chosen the ground-breaking concept of the vault, which was also a great point of reference for catalan architect Antoni Gaudi throughout his works, as the main visual feature of the Barcelona Camper store. the ceramic vault has been used here as the basic unit of the furniture, from shelves, to benches, and counters for the shoes, resulting in a warm and friendly atmosphere which reflects the culture of Catalonia.