Ferrer store by Studio Arne Quinze, Nieuwpoort, Belgium
Carla Ferrer opens high-end concept store designed by Studio Arne Quinze in Nieuwpoort-Bad, Belgium. Belgians be forewarned for a new addiction, as Ferrer, a new high-end fashion store designed by Studio Arne Quinze, just recently opened its doors to the public.
Owner of Ferrer, Carla Ferrer, is a well-known figure in the international fashion scene. Backing up on years of experience in the fashion industry and given her Southern European roots, opening Ferrer seemed only a logical next step in her career. ‘I want customers to discover their own style in my shop,’ as she puts it.
Studio Arne Quinze immediately was caught by the idea of creating contrasting elements, executed by the broad array of materials used, the visual tension between the comfortable, inviting ‘niches’ and the concrete open space in other parts of the store. Raw versus refined, chic and sober, clean and rich, soft and harsh, new and old, fabric and plastic: it seems like numerous tactile conversations re going on simultaneously, without one predominating another, allowing the visitor to wander around and, led by the clothes, create his own language.
Special attention goes to the custom-made sculpted counters and walls, at no two spots having the exact same look – every time one visits, a new element pops out. With a pearl-glazed finish and tactile, irregular pattern they may capture the soul of Ferrer best: personal, individual, sophisticated, chic.
Info from ferrer en arne quinze press.