Glacier-Inspired Pop-up Store

Just looking at this glacier-inspired interior gives me the shivers. Brooklyn-based art/architecture practice Snarkitecture collaborated with with designer Richard Chai to create this pop-up store in in Manhattan, set in a shipping container underneath the High Line park.

The temporary retail installation was part of the Building Fashion installation series, which pairs architects and fashion designers to create innovative retails spaces. The whole project cost just $5,000.

White architectural foam was cut by hand to produce erosions and extensions of the sculpted walls and ceiling to create a varied landscape for the display of Richard Chai’s collection. The range of shelves, niches, and hang bars encourage the designer’s curatorial eye for display. At the close of the temporary installation, the material was returned to the manufacturer and recycled into rigid foam insulation.

Richard Chai
via [my modern met], [dwell]