‘hacke und spitze’ retail store for dancing gear by holger jahns
the floor plan of the kreuzberg mezzanine by berlin-based designer holger jahns resembles a ballroom – where the furniture appears to be
doing the waltzing. the interior space is configured using minimalist storage cases on tripod stands, showcasing the shop selection of dance shoes.
pipes used for the stands are joined using large-scale cast aluminum fittings otherwise typically used for handrails in trams or busses.
for this project, a colored, yet translucent nano coating film for all aluminum components is introduced, maintaining the anisotropic
shine of the polished metal surfaces – as well as the characteristic cool touch of metal are preserved.
‘dancers’ both serve as shoe display cases for storage
the delicate translucent finish for the aluminum parts were developed using a nano coating
shelf for tango shoes (lasercut and powder-coated steel)
rack for pointe shoes from corrugated fiber cement
rack for pointe shoes, detail
displays for dancers tights (lasercut and powdercoated steel)
displays and shelf for dancers tights
mirror cart – using sand cast aluminum joints typically used for handrails in the bus and metro
a dressing room
outdoor display cabinet