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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 Green renovation,Recycled Materials | 1 Comment

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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 [1] that would get everybody talking. But Pinkeye’s [2] radical idea to transform the store into an upcycled classroom [3] took some convincing.


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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 [4] helped the designers meet their tight budget. And the formerly skeptical client has become an upcycling convert!

+ Pinkeye [2]

Via Dwell [5]


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[1] design concept: http://inhabitat.com

[2] Pinkeye’s: http://www.pinkeye.be/

[3] upcycled classroom: http://inhabitat.com/upcycled-living-rolls-out-affordable-shipping-container-housing/

[4] recycled items: http://inhabitat.com/village-underground-subway-cars-studio-space/

[5] Dwell: http://www.dwell.com/articles/shoe-supply-by-pinkeye.html

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