Rosili Business Books

Exarcheia, Athens


Size/ 55 m2
Type/ Bookstore
Status/ Completed
Year/ 2014
Photos/ Dimitris Patrikios, Mutineers

The shop was previously hosting a completely different type of merchandise; as a result, it had a very different layout of furniture that predefined the movement and function of the space. Our task was to realize a minimal-style bookstore in the existing shell, maintaining specific architectural elements of the structure whilst proposing new furniture and finishing materials. Large custom-made bookcases and custom displays were designed and constructed, light bulbs were hanged from the tall ceiling and the shop was conceived as a welcoming space with warm wooden surfaces and strict metallic elements. The loft of the shop is used as a meeting room and a glass façade that allows the owner of the shop to inspect mobility of customers on the ground floor.