Week, a clothing store design from historic layers

Week is a women’s clothing store located inside a Soviet building from the 50’s, in Dnipro, Ukraine. This information would be key for the designers S. Gotvyansky, M.Temnikov, O.Teslia, that will develop the main idea of the interior reform from the history of this place.
week-retail-minimalism-design-more-with-less-design-magazine-9Week, is a recovered space inside a ground floor of an old building. This local, as its story tells, has been rented several times over the years and each renter has left a trace there. Colors, partition walls, and other changes, have left a number of layers in the project.week-retail-minimalism-design-more-with-less-design-magazine-8The red brick wall seems to be the original one, colorful painted iron beams and a picturesque and deteriorated ceiling belong to the previous design. The designers decide to leave all this elements exposed. But Week, is mainly a clothing store, which is why to differentiate the two historical layers, the walls are painted in white up to 2m high, leaving the top in the original state.


Week combines texture and color, with a white and minimalist style, giving a special prominence to the clothing collection.

Week restoration has just one material for the soil; light gray ceramic, which combines perfectly with the white walls that are the main clothing stand. Coat racks are thin iron lines,that may look like white pipes, which delicately frame every piece of cloth.
week-retail-minimalism-design-more-with-less-design-magazine-7Another quality of Week is the speed and efficiency with which it was designed and restore, letting the original ceilings and to paint the walls in white,work has streamlined, and iajusted better to the budget. An aspect not less important in this days.
week-retail-minimalism-design-more-with-less-design-magazine-3As a final touch, the wood and green plants appear, in a small cafe located inside the store; making a perfect break. The warmth and simplicity of the natural light wood, end up giving a relaxed look to the place.
week-retail-minimalism-design-more-with-less-design-magazine-2All the furniture and lighting elements of Week are carefully designed, white and wood, accompany the product without overlapping, without mixing. It is possible to differentiate, what is previous, what is new and the product that is displayed and sold. Each element has its personality and its place in the project.
week-retail-minimalism-design-more-with-less-design-magazine-10Week is a perfect combination that adaps to the current times and budgets. With an effortless and simple style, but not for that less elegant. This project has all the elements that a clothing retail store and an interior restoration need nowadays.
Photos by O. Anhelovskyi.