Rua Santa Justa 83, Lisbon
Nayra Iglesias Sánchez (Architect manager)
Ángela Gutiérrez (Architect)
Filipe Vera-Cruz Fotografía
The iconic shoe shop “Ratinho” is a family business founded in 1920 located in front of Santa Justa elevator. In this project we have renovated the image of the shop by creating an architecture full of sensuality.
The starting premise was to create a space that would tell us the historical development of this handcrafted shoes home. In addition, the original Portuguese marble flooring and the stone coverings of the wall should be preserved.
A sculptural brass element is the thread design, which solves with one gesture the lighting and continuity needs of the store’s exhibition. This piece, completely handcrafted has a sliding system that allows exhibitors move freely along more than 15 meters of rail.
The visual connection inside-outside flows through open windows and at the heart of the store it is located a sensual curving staircase that links the commercial space L and serves as the perfect setting for the seating area.