Hat/Shoe boutique. Brussels, Belgium. 2003

"Interior design is about respect for the identity of the building, its soul, which is often largely defined by its past. When my Brussels friend and colleague, Dirk Meylaerts and I were asked to refurbish this minuscule hat and shoe shop in the most fashionable street of downtown Brussels, the rue Dansaert, we decided to leave the original art deco interior untouched. We only added a series of shelves that swing like a loop along the walls and the window. They serve as a display and lighting source while leaving plenty of space in the middle and making the 10 sq m shop look even larger than it actually is."

Design Team: Dirk Meylaerts + Studio Danny Venlet