Sur­plus en­ergy

Tony de Lau­tour’s ret­ro­spec­tive at the Christchurch Art Gallery

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deeply rooted in sus­tain­able val­ues, to ex­e­cute the project. Work­ing with like-minded in­di­vid­u­als made the project very easy as they were pas­sion­ate about show­ing us only sus­tain­able op­tions. The wood­work is strik­ing. Ru­fus gave us tra­di­tional Ja­panese in­spi­ra­tion for wood­work in his orig­i­nal mood board, which we fell in love with. The shelv­ing and rack­ing was dif­fi­cult to de­sign. We needed some­thing sub­stan­tial to fill the large space, yet for it to still feel min­i­mal and beau­ti­fully ex­e­cuted. For the back wall area we wanted a mod­u­lar feel­ing, so the shelves and racks can be in­ter­changed de­pend­ing on what stock we want to show­case. There’s a lot of wood­work in the store, yet there are no vis­i­ble nails. It re­ally is so beau­ti­ful and sim­ple, yet it took a lot of work­ing out to get to this point. It’s my favourite part of the store.

Right ‘Ho­taru Buoy’ pen­dants by Ozeki for Bar­ber & Os­gerby hang above a re­cy­cled ny­lon hall rug. Above An ‘Off­set’ stool by Philippe Malouin for Res­i­dent sits in a changing room. Top Pic­ture win­dows at street level look di­rectly into the gallery-like space de­signed by Ru­fus Knight.

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