Palma de Mallorca
- 1935 m² Built
- m² Plot
- m² Terrace
Palm tree, cabin and deck chair... this is essentially SHOWROOM PLICOSA, an outdoor furniture display for wholesalers, a space to sell Comfort “outdoors” to those who know best how to sell it to us.
A space abstract enough to be able to change each season without losing its primordial condition, being outside… or at least pretending to do so!
And how to create outdoor space within a commercial premises?… By opposition? If there is an inside and I am not inside then I am outside?… ALL IN!
Our commercial premises resulted from the sum of 8 attached industrial premises with a slightly trapezoidal shape (20m x 7.60 / 8,20m), so when the 7 internal divisions were removed, a sea of pillars appeared on a 1.235m2 surface area, 5.80m tall and slightly radial plant.
The quintessential outdoor furniture is the rattan armchair, a climbing palm of Indonesian origin whose fibers are rot-resistant, very flexible and extremely resistant.
The natural way to orient ourselves in space is by locating our body in relation to two nearby points, we triangulate just like when navigating... we never square!
Based on this cognitive evidence, we established the spatial organization of the ensemble, adapting to the rhythm of the forest of pillars with a "slightly radial" triangulation pattern.
And little else: saving braces that support stands and balconies, cypress lattices that sift and ventilate, black installations such as the night that covers them, boxes within boxes, hierarchies that are assembled like Russian dolls and the resulting “outer” space prepared for the SHOW, be it from Truman or the Republic independent of your home.