This Quirky Shoe Store Features Shelves Made from Car Windshields

By: Katherine Pendrill - Sep 21, 2015
References: superuse-studios & treehugger
Dutch design firm 'Superuse Studio' used recycled car windshields to create shelves for a local shoe store. While many companies repurpose old car parts for new uses, these pieces are rarely used for interior design. Superuse Studio helps breathe new life into old car parts by using them to create a clever retail display.

In order to create a visually stunning display, Superuse Studio collected 350 car windshields and several pieces of reclaimed wood. The windshields were used to provide shelving for shoe boxes while the wood was used to create a unique seating area. The designers mimicked the curved structure of the windshield in the arrangement of the store itself. As a result, the recycled windshield display wraps around the customers and highlights the wooden couches in the center.

The project demonstrates that contrasting materials such as reclaimed wood and recycled glass can be used to create stunning interior designs.