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Pinkeye Turns Upcycled Shoe Supply Store Into the Talk of Antwerp

by , 06/01/11

green design, green materials, green renovation, eco-design, sustainable design, recycled materials, antwerp, pinkeye, shoe supply, belgium, retail district, upcycled school furniture

There’s nothing ho hum about the Shoe Supply store in Antwerp. Located in a discreet portion of this Belgian city’s retail district, the owner wanted a design concept that would get everybody talking. But Pinkeye’s radical idea to transform the store into an upcycled classroom took some convincing.


green design, green materials, green renovation, eco-design, sustainable design, recycled materials, antwerp, pinkeye, shoe supply, belgium, retail district, upcycled school furniture

The team was lucky to find a school that was closing and no longer needed their desks and lamps, and then upcycled them to create a hip, funky spot that is maybe even cooler than the shoes on sale. Combined with a few new decorative pieces that give the store a modern balance, the recycled items helped the designers meet their tight budget. And the formerly skeptical client has become an upcycling convert!

+ Pinkeye

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