Del Barco store

Best Implemented Interior Design Project for Public Space

About the project
Del Barco is a women footwear brand from Costa Rica founded in 1980. The owner took the risk to open a new store in the current situation of the COVID-19 pandemic. The brief stated that the store needed to reflect the ideals of the brand; the characteristic red identity of its color palette and a minimalistic appearance. The store has a tectonic red structure that creates a sensation of movement and dynamism through the entire store. The footwear exhibition spaces in the walls are intertwined by the structure, which moves up to the ceiling and reaches the center of the store creating a frame around three white lamps that make a focus of attention towards a central piece of furniture. In addition, the store uses a series of plastic molds upon which the shoes are manufactured and signifies part of the artisanal process for the creation of the footwear. Del Barco footwear store seeks to create an immersive atmosphere that provides a versatile shopping experience.

Escazú, San José, Costa Rica

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Applicant and authors of the project
Estudio Membrana.
Multidisciplinary design studio based in Costa Rica. We focus on architecture, interior design and graphic design. We seek to create a personalized experience and propose real solutions in projects regardless of scale. Our purpose is to materialize the vision of each client and make them feel an integral part of the design and construction process.

Other participants
Del Barco is a women footwear brand from Costa Rica founded in 1980. It’s known for being the official sponsor, designer and manufacturer of Miss Costa Rica for the last ten years, as well as for Costa Rica’s representatives for Miss Universe.