The Optical Shop

Los Angeles, California

An unfurling ribbon of floor to ceiling brass rods, from which hang individual shelves for glasses, form a floor plan of arcs and naves that subtly embrace various product lines. The walls are lined with a satin etched bronze mirror which adds a warm mood to the store, while also blurring its boundaries with an undefined depth. The back of house functions and optometrist office are then built into a visually monolithic slab of walnut paneling, with a small garden and skylight above.