ULLOA ÓPTICO, Madrid.

ULLOA ÓPTICO, Madrid.

📅02 settembre 2015, 11:53
TESTO ITALIANO

An optician with early 20th century charm, Ulloa Óptico opened its first shop in 1919.

It is now a third-generation family business with a total of 30 outlets in Spain. In the past century, it has introduced new systems and refraction techniques, as well as hearing aids and contact lenses.
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The space is organized linearly to showcase the sunglasses and prescription frames first, housed on a central structure specifically designed for excellent and personalized customer service.

The linear plan cuts horizontally through the store, crossing with longitudinal elements to create a pentagram-style experience, dotted with circular mirrors.

Ulloa_Optico_madrid_Isabel-Lopez-Vilalta-Associates_retail-design-an-magazineIn the center of the floor, a large central structure cradles a long and gently-illuminated table. On one side of this table there are cabinets and mounts to present the client with a variety of options, while the other side holds the cash area.

A wide hallway takes the client through the storage areas and moves him or her to a room for private consultations, next to a small interior garden which acts as a teaser, visible from the main entrance to the shop.

Ulloa_Optico_madrid_Isabel-Lopez-Vilalta-Associates_retail-design-an-magazineThe following palette of materials was chosen: dark wood for the flooring and the lower parts of the lineal plan, white backlit Methacrylate for mounting the products, lacquered metal (in a shade of ash) for the central structure and acrylic resin for the table and display cases.

In the hallway, the walls are painted with a light, iridescent coating while the floor is made of ceramic tiles. The insides of the cabinets also use ceramic tiles, but lighter-colored. The off-white paint used for the walls of the cabinets creates a technical, medical aesthetic.

Backlighting is used, both on horizontal and vertical lines, to create a coherent lighting plan that, with the help of some extra spot-lighting highlights the most relevant elements of the design.

The combination of quality materials and technical excellence serve to reinforce to optician’s image as a business that is both traditional and contemporary.

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Interior Designer Isabel López Vilalta+Associates
Team Isabel López, Marta Alonso, Miquel Camps, Jordi Garcia
Area 150 sqm
Constructor Lukasik
Lighting Artemide y Difusiona
Coatings Formica, wood wall and ceramic tile
Flooring Wood floor and ceramic tile
Curtains Bandalux
Furniture Chairs and stools by Tolix
Tables, sofa Chester design ILV+Associates
Terrace furniture by Fermob
Photos courtesy Alejo Bagué
by AN shopfitting magazine ©


 

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