The project is the creation of Linea Piu* Boutique in Mykonos island. Mykonos is part of the Cyclades islands complex renowned for its elegance and exuberant lifestyle. The cube-shaped buildings and whitewashed exterior facades, the meandering roads that twist through the main city of Chora, the beautiful churches and the windmills compose an imagery that is characteristic and emblematic of Greece and the Mediterranean beauty.
Allusion is the concept of the new boutique in Mykonos Island, allusion to the Grecian myth and tradition that saturates the Aegean. The structure and all the original architectonic elements were preserved and within this clean historic shell the new fittings and furniture were surgically fitted into place.
The selection of objects reflects various aspects of the island, and connects us to its history. The custom made iron furniture and fittings allude to beautiful ancient findings of the Mykonos Museum and their texturing is reminiscent of the texturing found on Alberto Giacometti sculptures. The installation in the dress display room alludes to the diffused mellow light that the Mykonian shutters introduce to an interior space.
The polyhedral lamps make us think the Mykonos old lighthouse and the tranquil strolls by the sea. The elegant leather stools travel us to the traditional Mykonian meeting places like the square and the yard. The whole synthesis is orchestrated in a way that wakes up memory and brings to mind images from the life of the island. It is routed to the place in a contextual manner but not a scenographic one. Our goal was to synthesize a space the combines the brand’s aesthetic and design clarity, quality and finesse and is nor isolated nor detached from its location and spirit of the place.
*Linea Piu is exclusive luxury retailer in Greece for some of world’s top fashion houses such as Chanel, Tom Ford, John Galliano,Blumarine.
+ Project facts
PRINCIPAL ARCHITECT: KOIS STELIOS
DESIGN TEAM: PATSIAOURAS NIKOS, MARIELINA STAVROU, FILIPPOS MANOLAS, KONSTANTINOS GIANNAKIS
CONSTRUCTION: KORFIATIS KOSTAS
PHOTOGRAPHY: VAGELIS PATERAKIS
+ All images courtesy Kois Associated Architects