Alfredo De Vido | Architects
Kate's Paperie - Manhattan, New York
Kate's Paperie wanted a shop devoted to the sale of paper in every imaginable form, decorative and utilitarian. The De Vido office developed a concept through a modular system adaptable to the display and stock of each type of paper. A unifying theme was based on consistent overhead lighting delivered by use of pretzel-shaped fluorescent tube. The exposed tubes are shared by hanging sheets of a special paper that act as diffusers while featuring the paper theme. Outside, a distinctive drum-like lighting fixture illuminates the entrance and bears the company logo. The rest of the facade is backlit behind a Japanese rice-paper glass.
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