already from afar, onlookers on a brno housing estate in the czech republic can spot an all-black pavilion with an unusual and abstract looking envelope. on closer inspection, the low-rise volume is actually made up of a façade using many individual seats that have been angled and fixed directly onto the structure. this distinctive pavilion is a project where a former showroom for cars has been reinterpreted as a showroom and office for a furniture company.

chybik-+-kristof-architects-dva-furniture-pavilion-czech-republic-designboom-02
all images © lukas pelech 

 

 

completed by the young studio CHYBIK + KRISTOF architects, the 550 sqm space has undergone a straightforward but dramatic makeover. the façade is now serves as an eye-catching advert in itself for the furniture company and is cladded by their homogenous product: a black seat. as a result it creates an abstract character which reflects the activity inside without the need for banner advertising. ‘what we used is a basic form is an interior chair called Vicenza which the supplier delivers on a regular basis. in this case, however, we used black granulate for the outdoors because it is resistant to different weather conditions, especially UV light.’ comments the architects.

chybik-+-kristof-architects-dva-furniture-pavilion-czech-republic-designboom-03
the façade is covered entirely by black chairs

 

 

inside, the concept of the interior provides a flexible use and allows the products to be on display while employees are working in the offices. three circular galleries draped with white curtains have been integrated into the showroom to represent the three areas of production: school furniture, office furniture and design pieces. additionally, the flooring material of the circular galleries correspond to the setting that the furniture is intended for. the offices are organiszd along the outer edge of the building for daylight and ventilation reasons to allow the whole pavilion to work as a duo-functionable space

chybik-+-kristof-architects-dva-furniture-pavilion-czech-republic-designboom-04
the interior caters to two functions: the showroom and the offices for the employees

chybik-+-kristof-architects-dva-furniture-pavilion-czech-republic-designboom-04
white curtains mark the circular galleries that showcase the different settings with examples of furniture

chybik-+-kristof-architects-dva-furniture-pavilion-czech-republic-designboom-04
the curtains can be fully closed to allow the space to be used differently

chybik-+-kristof-architects-dva-furniture-pavilion-czech-republic-designboom-04
the three galleries showcase different products: school furniture, office furniture and design pieces

chybik-+-kristof-architects-dva-furniture-pavilion-czech-republic-designboom-04
my DVA showroom by CHYBIK + KRISTOF architects

 

 


 

 

project info:

 

 

client: my dva group a.s.
location: brno-vinohrady, czech republic
year: 2015-2016
program: showroom and offices for furniture company
size: 550 m2
status: completed
team: ondrej chybik, michal kristof, victor cojocaru, martin holy, vojtech kouril,
sarka kubinova, ondrej mundl, matej strba

 

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

    have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.

    comments policy
    LOG IN
    designboom's comment policy guidelines
    generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
    the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

    what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
    let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

    - please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
    - please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
    - please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
    - please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
    - please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
    (there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
    in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
    the best 100-200 entries too.)

    a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.

    PRODUCT LIBRARY

    a diverse digital database that acts as a valuable guide in gaining insight and information about a product directly from the manufacturer, and serves as a rich reference point in developing a project or scheme.

    architecture news