If you are lucky enough to be jetting off to the World Cup next month in Brazil and find yourself at a loss of things to do between matches, perhaps a walk down Alameda Gabriel Monteiro da Silva in the up market neighbourhood of Jardim Europa in São Paulo could fill an hour or two!
Estar Móveis is the new flagship furniture and homewares gallery designed by local architecture firm Super Limão Studio. The studio has treated the façade with a hexagonal honeycomb like structure of powder-coated steel in gunmetal grey with some of the hexagons perforated to help protect the upscale goods from the harsh tropical sun. This façade is an interesting and bespoke addition to the existing building breathing new life into the shopping strip.
Inside the highly textured finishes are much more rough and unrefined and speak to the original character of the building. The curated products sit gorgeously in the adapted surrounds and I believe the interior palette of finishes is one, which we here in Australia have a great affinity to. The design studio has cleverly used natural light through an enormous opaque roof lantern and the use of a glass floor directly below circulates this light to the lower levels. I just hope you remember your underwear that day!
Story by Nicholas Kaiko