Arne Quinze for Ferrer 13.08.08

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Belgian designer Arne Quinze and his studio have designed the interior of Ferrer, a new high-concept fashion store in Niewpoort-Bad, Belgium. Clothing in the store is clustered around carpets, and within what the designer describes as "hanging gardens" made of screens of crystal-encrusted threads.

The screens and carpeted island "create a kind of mystery by trying to hide something but at the same time to show the clothes", says one of the co-designers of the project. The changing rooms are the most interesting part of the store – the carpet island and hanging screens almost meet, so it looks like the area is wrapped up and private, despite being completely open to the rest of the store.

Quinze and the designers used a broad array of materials to create contrasting elements of raw versus refined, soft and harsh, and achieved this with contrasting materials such as fabric and plastic. Sculpted counters and walls create an irregular pattern.

The shop follows a pharmacy in Belgium and a library in Seattle by the studio.

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Clothing in the store is clustered around carpets, and within what the designer describes as "hanging gardens"

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