FZDP x filling pieces create tropical sneaker landscape in paris

FZDP x filling pieces create tropical sneaker landscape in paris


amsterdam-based footwear label filling pieces collaborates with product designer flip ziedses des plantes to create their latest showroom display in paris. rather than creating a standard commercial display, ziedses combines the brand’s three main influences into the showroom’s design: architecture, nature and urban culture. the center of the gallery displays a long row of custom designed metal cabinets forming a honeycomb-like wall, overgrown with tropical plants.

FZDP’s design reflects the footwear label’s driving principles: architecture, nature and urban culture 
all images © claire dorn

filling pieces commissioned flip ziedses des plantes to design an installation that presents their vast 400 shoe collection in a unique way, while providing a convenient method for retailers to select sneakers. additionally, the ‘inner circle collection’ features a stylized landscape of black circular marble rocks. in order to create a mystic experience, the designer installed a suspending ‘breathing light’ that slowly moves from one circle to another — upon entering the room, the circles appear equal in size, but when moving further away into the space, customers soon discover that it is in fact an optical illusion, as the circles significantly differ in size.

a long row of custom designed metal cabinets

the metal cabinets form a honeycomb-like wall that display the latest collection of 400 sneakers

‘breathing light’ moves from one circle to another creating a mystical experience

the suspending light encircles the black marbles where the shoes are displayed

preliminary sketch of the layout

preliminary sketch of the shoe display



project info:

name project: filling pieces showroom, paris fashion week
location: galerie perrotin, paris, france 
name of designer: flip ziedses des plantes design studio 
office based in: amsterdam, the netherlands
client / commissioner: filling pieces
photographer: claire dorn



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