BY ATELIER BONTEKOE VAN PUT
Collaboration with Jaap Bontekoe.
''ANTWERP, BELGIUM – As environmental sustainability and ethical production methods become buzzwords for start-ups and young brands, Lies Mertens calls upon local Belgian designers Atelier Bontekoe van Put to design their first store in Antwerp. Inspired by the accessory brand’s 100% biodegradable leather products, the design of the retail space features a palette of natural earth tones while minimizing its ecological footprint.
The studio completely transforms an old garage with an ultra-minimalist concept, featuring steel as the material of choice. Atelier Bontekoe van Put applies the paper-thin sheets of metal to line and delineate the different areas of the space. A different sculptural set is designed for each wall; a stark and compelling backdrop to display the handbags and wallets.''
Article by Leila Godin for FRAME WEB
Pictures by Piet-Albert Goethals
Kloosterstraat 28, Antwerpen