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Athens Optical Store Features an Origami-Like Interior

By: Katherine Vong - Published: Dec 5, 2011 • References: frameweb and retaildesignblog.net
This Athens optical store presents a design-savvy way to display eyewear. Located in Neo Psyhiko, Athens, the boutique was designed by architect Simos Vamvakidis, who infused the interior with sharp, geometric displays and an overall minimalistic aesthetic.

As FrameWeb.com points out, this Athens optical store offers a "lesson in organization." Its various eyewear products for different age groups are strategically displayed on either plywood or black iron surfaces, with separate spaces dedicated to vision glasses, sunglasses and other types of eyewear products.

The designer himself refers to the interior of the Athens optical store as "an experiment of space" and goes on to describe it as a merging of "the soaring and the grounded." Vamvakidis was also able to make great use of the long and narrow interior, which measures 65 square meters.