the new nino alvarez store by francesc rifé studio opens in madrid


francesc rife studio designs latest nino alvarez store 

 

Stepping inside the new Nino Alvarez store in Madrid, visitors are met by a futuristic retail interior with sleek, industrial textures and tones. Completed by Francesc Rifé Studio, the project upgrades the Spanish menswear brand’s identity without compromising its fashion philosophy. ‘Although the illusions generated by stainless steel speak of change and experimentation, the classic character of Marquina marble reminds us of the roots and the sophisticated style that has always defined the brand,’ writes the studio.

 

While typically defined by warm-toned stores and generous design features, Nino Alvarez’s latest Madrid branch reveals a dramatic shift to minimalism, resorting only to a grayscale color palette that imbues the space with calm and a sense of focus. 

new nino alvarez store in madrid pairs minimalism with sleek, industrial tones

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concrete and steel elevated by dark marble and oak

 

Going deeper into the material selection, Francesc Rifé Studio (see more here) opted for light gray concrete as a unifying backdrop within the Nino Alvarez store (see more here). Punctuating that neutral backdrop is a tiling of dark and deeply veined marble across several wall surfaces — recalling a large, abstract painting. Meanwhile, a stainless steel backbone takes over the ceiling, extending inwards and downwards to create lighting fixtures, structural supports, and hanging rails.

 

Staying true to this minimalist approach, the brand chose a limited number of clothing items to put on display — namely shoes, shirts, and jackets — spreading them evenly across different rails, shelves, and rooms to maintain that ‘lightness’ when visitors peruse the store. 

 

The studio continues: ‘Under the same idea of impartiality, with the black-stained oak wood, we create auxiliary elements, such as tables, display stands, and shelves that radically cross the space, absorbing the structural pillars of the project.’

new nino alvarez store in madrid pairs minimalism with sleek, industrial tones

entrance to the store reveals a futuristic and industrial aesthetic 

new nino alvarez store in madrid pairs minimalism with sleek, industrial tones 

a stainless steel backbone gently merges with the light gray, concrete flooring

new nino alvarez store in madrid pairs minimalism with sleek, industrial tones

dark marble tiling evoking a large, abstract painting

 



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