Project with Miralles Tagliabue EMBT Arquitectos, Barcelona 2008-2011

The name Camper stems form the Catalan term “campo” and means “countryside”. The imagination of shoes stepping on irregular robust surfaces as earth inspired the organic shaped interior of three different Camper Stores in Seville, Barcelona and Washington D.C. To try on shoes in front of mirrors turns into a joyful experience when twisted reflecting surfaces appeared in the project.

Camper shoes were historically built in Mallorca out of flat cut leather patterns. Put together they become beautiful three-dimensional wrappings. The interior for the Camper Stores was designed and produced in a very similar way. The profiles of different Camper shoe models such as shoes with or without hills, sneakers, boots or sandals, for men or for women inspired the geometry of the shelves. All flat profiles were put one next to the other and a volume appeared. Transformations between the shoe profiles create benches, tables, surfaces and a lot of crazy mirrors.


Architect: Benedetta Tagliabue
Project director: Karl Unglaub
Collaborators: Stefan Geenen, Eugenio Cirulli, Verena Vogler, Vaiva Simouliunaite, Lee Kelly, Travis McCarra, Gabriele Rotelli
Inauguration: September 2009

Camper Seville

Camper Seville

CAMPER  BARCELONA, Paseo de Gracia 2-4

Architect: Benedetta Tagliabue
Project Director: Karl Unglaub
Collaborators: Verena Vogler, Stefan Geenen, Gabriele Rotelli
Inauguration: November 2010

photographs (c) Marcela Grassi


Architect: Benedetta Tagliabue
Project Director: Karl Unglaub
Collaborators: Verena Vogler, Martina Pusceddu
Inauguration: November 2012

Camper Washington DC

Camper Washington

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