nabito architects covers children's shoe shop in barcelona with a grid of tiles
nabito architects covers children's shoe shop in barcelona with a grid of tiles
may 14, 2015

nabito architects covers children's shoe shop in barcelona with a grid of tiles

nabito architects covers children’s shoe shop in barcelona with a grid of tiles
photography by eugeni pons




situated near paseo de gracia at the heart of barcelona, a boutique dedicated to children’s shoes has been designed by the team at nabito architects. the flagship ‘little shoes‘ shop is characterized by its interior, where the walls, floor and ceiling are covered in a sinuous and continuous ceramic tile pattern. the concept stems from a children’s notebook when the pages are printed in a grid format to assist in writing, numbers and drawings. however in this case, the tiled grid of the interior is a guide for product placement. following the dimensions of 5 x 5cm, 10 x 10cm and 20 x 20cm, the pattern manages to flow consistently at each corner, illustrated where the wall or counter meets the ground. meanwhile, rectangular and cube shaped shelves have been carved from the wall. coupled with the pastel color palette, the retail outlet evokes a simple, ordered yet playful space.

the grid follows a set of specific dimensions to enable a consistent flow

the display units are leveled at varying heights making it more interesting for customers

children’s shoes are displayed in a playful manner

the interiors follow a seafoam green color

the curtains have been chosen for its particular softness and texture to evoke the warmth of childhood

the space is entirely wrapped with ceramic tiles manufactured by ceramica vogue

the interiors of little shoes shop


the shop is located at the heart of barcelona

  • Reminds me of Superstudio

    sean says:
  • oh yeah! the Camper store in London by Tomás Alonso…no wait it’s in Barcelona and these aren’t camper shoes

    dimi_ says:
  • Dear Dimi, it reminds a little bit that camper shop only for the use of the ceramic. The concept is completely different, this is more radical and pertinent with the theme as you can read from the brief, and it is an evident tribute to Superstudio. Thank you so much.

    Joan says:

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