DUA have just completed a new knife shop in Dublin, Ireland. The knife shop is inspired by its namesake the Triggerfish.
DUA have produced a design as sharp as the knives for sale and with an atmosphere akin to a tropical reef, home of the Triggerfish. The layout of the shop is organised via a skewed grid that cleverly conceals and reveals the merchandise while giving a sense of spaciousness to the narrow lot.
Triggerfish is a concept store dedicated to premium cookware, kitchenware and tableware. To expand the narrow space of the existing store, the proposed layout was divided into three zones with a skewed timber grid at the centre, drawing the customer into the space. These plywood fins enclose a passage through the shop and are stained silver as a subtle nod to the knives on display at the focal point of the store. The skewed pattern avoids any visual clutter and the plywood fins also form columns to support steel mesh shelving that allows light to reach lower shelves and focus the eye on the products in a controlled approach. Green mosaic tiling provides a colourful counterpoint to the rhythm of timber to articulate the front entrance and premium display at the end.