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Wes Anderson fans go mad for a Mykonos jewelry store transformed into a swimming pool

August 16th, 2021

In Mykonos, a jewelry store is getting all the attention. Not for its necklaces or earrings, or at least not just for these jewels. From the outside, the Gavello boutique looks like any other typical shop in the Cyclades, according to its founder.

But once inside, customers are transported into a vintage atmosphere. To transform the store into a “60s luxury pool,” the Saint of Athens design agency in collaboration with Dive Architects used baby blue tiles in addition to other details such as the lockers, ladder and coat hooks.

 

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“We were looking for an unorthodox way to present the colourful and opulent Gavello designs, so we came up with a surreal, summery idea,” Nikos Paleologos, founder of Saint of Athens, told Deezen, which spotted the gem. “Cosmopolitan and picturesque places like Mykonos tend to trap themselves in a dipole of rigid tradition versus forced extravagance. But Mykonos is a cosmopolitan place that calls for big and bold moves.”

 

 

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Southern style with a Wes Anderson twist

“Soft blue, a color reminiscent of urban pool luxury of the 60s, furniture made from metal, vintage elements and custom blue terrazzo displays constitute a retro yet modern, Wes Anderson kind of universe,” noted Paleologos, in reference to the filmmaker, a master of symmetry.

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At the back of the store, a bench and a set of red lockers add to the trompe l’oeil effect. A feeling reinforced by the inlaid round lights that surround the store, reminiscent of swimming pool lighting.

 

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To meet the practical requirements of the jewelry brand, mirrors, cushions and display cases were placed throughout the space. Pegs, which resemble those where you put your towel, are also used as jewelry holders.

Anyone feel like a dip? JB

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