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Pinkeye Turns Upcycled Shoe Supply Store Into the Talk of Antwerp
Posted By Tafline Laylin On June 1, 2011 @ 10:30 am In Architecture,Green renovation,Innovation,Recycled Materials | 1 Comment
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.
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!
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 recycled items: http://inhabitat.com/village-underground-subway-cars-studio-space/
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