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© MATTER 2002-2017

SIGERSON MORRISON LA FLAGSHIP STORE

| LOS ANGELES CA




West coast flagship store for high-end shoe and handbag designers
Gut renovation and joining of two existing retail spaces



The project consisted of the gut renovation of two adjacent retail spaces to become a flagship showroom, stockroom, and office for cult-status Nolita shoe designers, firmly establishing their presence on the West Coast.

To avoid a complete seismic overhaul on a tight schedule and budget, we removed only 1/3 of the wall between the two original stores, using a continuous teak display/cashwarp credenza to span the former divide. Visual depth is gained by an open stockroom, a terrazzo floor that wraps up to become a prime display wall, and new oversize skylights that wash the interior with southern California light.


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Matter project team
Alfred Zollinger, Sandra Wheeler, Chris 'Duff' DuFresne, Jason Vollen

Associate Architect
Open Studio, Los Angeles

Contractor
Duran Associates

Lighting Consultant
F.I.R.E. L.T.D.

Structural Engineer
Ming Yang Yeh & Associates

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