ISP/VM+SD Store Design Competition Winner
Posted January 25, 2008

Burdifilek’s new retail concept for Capezio elevates the brand from mainstream to cutting-edge with a deconstructivist aesthetic and a flair for the dramatic. Designers faced space challenges head-on by keeping product primarily on the store’s perimeter.

Floor and seating areas in a modern Tokyo purple infuse color in the otherwise pristine-white space. And small, eccentric Lucite tables appear to grow organically around a single central seating area, which doubles as a feature art piece.

Client: Markio Designs, Toronto – David Markowitz, CEO and president

Design: burdifilek, Toronto – Paul Filek, managing partner; Diego Burdi, design director; Jeremy Mendonca, senior designer; Maria Kakarantza, senior CADD; Janice Kee-son and York Wu, junior designers; Alison Priestman, intermediate designer; Tom Yip, project manager

General Contractor: Structure Corp., Toronto

Outside Design Consultants: MCW Consultants, Toronto (mechanical/electrical engineering); William Dewson Architect, Toronto (consulting architect); Blackwell Bowick, Toronto (structural engineering)

Audio/Visual: Bay Bloor Radio, Toronto

Carpet: Sullivan Source, Toronto

Furniture: Unique Store Fixtures, Toronto (custom glass tables)

Lighting: Litemore, Toronto

Metalwork: CB Metal, Toronto

Millwork: Luxe, Quebec City, Quebec

Upholstery: Maharam, Toronto; Creative Custom, Toronto

Photography: Ben Rahn, A Frame Inc., Toronto