Dominican Monastery – Shop

Location: Kraków
Execution: 2014
Area: 17m2

Nestled within the historic confines of Kraków’s Dominican Monastery, the establishment occupies one of the city’s most picturesque locales. Here, amidst the venerable walls erected in the 13th century, a unique fusion of medieval heritage and modern design unfolds.

Drawing inspiration from the monastery’s storied past, the interior design pays homage to its rich architectural legacy. Medieval brick, locally sourced Jurassic stone, and intricate details of Gothic woodwork serve as the guiding motifs, infusing the space with a timeless sense of grandeur and charm.

Within the intimate confines of the shop, simplicity and functionality reign supreme, creating an atmosphere where history seamlessly intertwines with modernity. The rich walnut floor grounds the room, lending a sense of gravity and permanence, while the proportions of the patinated oak bookcases and sleek black construction elements pay homage to the soaring Gothic style of the monastery’s architecture.

An ethereal glow permeates the space, cast by minimalist lamps crafted from slender black profiles. Suspended gracefully, they illuminate the surroundings, casting ever-shifting reflections upon the ancient walls. The glasswork, reminiscent of the medieval rhomboidal window divisions found in the monastery’s cloisters, serves as a subtle nod to the heritage of the space.

Adding a touch of antiquity to the ambiance, a 17th-century antique chest commands attention, its historical details speaking volumes about centuries past. With its expressive presence, it serves as a poignant reminder of the enduring legacy of the Dominican Monastery.

In this captivating setting, where the echoes of the past mingle with the rhythms of the present, guests are invited to immerse themselves in a truly unique retail experience—one that celebrates the timeless allure of Kraków’s historical heritage.

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