Ιnterior and furniture design of an advertising kiosk
Island of Tinos, historical centre
Who determined that the only space of experience is the one defined by walls and physical boundaries? Certainly not an architect since the first space of experience is the one that he/she visualizes before the design starts. And why he/she should not invite space users to extend themselves from a physical space to an imaginary space of experience?
The Beehive project is hosted in a space of 3,7 sq.m. It was created to respond to the advertising needs of a confectionary store for traditional sweets to promote their products. This is an business advertising kiosk. The original space was part of a traditional neighborhood in the densely built historic center of the town of Tinos in the Cyclades, and it was initially used as a storage room and later as a shop. This project aims to represent the hard work taking place in the small cells of a beehive. It was implemented in this tiny space using birch-wood fittings with inclined surfaces and a video projection on the wall. In every ‘cell’ of the installation there is one sample of the pastry products. Meanwhile, the video projection shows the real space where the sweets are produced, where people work intensively like bees but nobody can see them. In this way, the visitor is invited to experience and imagine the real production space, by focusing in on this smaller scale reproduction.
Interior and furniture design: Maria Vidali
Lighting design: L4A - Lighting For Architecture
Τechnological support: Technologica Systems S.A
Potography: Chrysa Paraskeva