Store Urban Star

Location Rome, Italy
Year 2007
Client Store Urban Star
Area / Volume 400 sqm
Architectural design Mariella Tesse

Urban Star is a concept store specialized with street wear and industrial-style garments housed in the former garage of a champion of Italian motor racing. The store is on two levels connected by a flight of steps used as a space for audio and video listening. Upstairs, the mezzanine for resident DJ overlooks on the showroom the volumes for the hangers. In the lower floor an art gallery featuring works by emerging artists and illustrators is characterized by a concrete polished floor finishing that seems perpetually wet from rain. The materials used for lighting fixtures, finishes of the walls and for the black volumes are deliberately left rough and raw, assembled with the idea of ‚Äč‚Äčindustrial mass production.