Diplomatic store by estudio DIIR

Based in Toledo, the a provincial town in central Spain, Diplomatic makes handmade shoes for men and women. Since its inception in 2016, the brand has been going places, and has strategically inaugurated design-led retail spaces in the nearby capital Madrid. Its latest boutique has opened its doors in Alcobendas, a leafy suburb north of the city. The Diplomatic store occupies a rectangular 60 sqm. (646 sq.ft.) unit on the ground floor of Moraleja Green, one of the neighbourhood’s leading shopping centres. The interior design, created by estudio DIIR, focuses on a circular space at the centre which can be accessed by a slightly funnelled antechamber, while at the back, concealed by a curtain, another room unfolds. Obviously, striking details of the eye-catching circular space elevate the shopping experience, notably the large dome which floods it with light. Captured by neutral tones palette of Campaspero lime stone, it’s also combined with various mortar coatings. The new Diplomatic store carries the brand’s full range of men’s and women’s shoes and small leather goods. A third retail space, also in the Spanish capital, is already in the making and should open its doors very soon.

Designed by estudio DIIR
Images© estudio DIIR
Photography: David Zarzoso


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