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Kinfolk Style Shop In Warsaw

May 18, 2016

You really must check out this newly transformed Soviet-era dental clinic in Poland today, it’s the retail space of Thisispaper and I was happy that owners and designers Zuzanna Gasior and Aleksandr Zacharow took the time to reach out to me to share their space with me. It is very Kinfolk Style! Now it’s your turn to see it. This simple and quiet interior is quite striking, don’t you think?

Kinfolk Style Shop In Warsaw

If you’ve not heard of them before, Thisispaper is located in Warsaw and they design and carry their own products (like gorgeous bags and totes), the Thisispaper magazines and high-quality roasted organic Japanese teas. Thisispaper is located next door to their studio space so they make in one space, sell in the other (and also online).

Kinfolk Style Shop In Warsaw

The transparent resin floor gives the space a raw feeling while the birch plywood warms up the interior. Did you notice the wooden door handle and the storage beneath the windows? And the massive shelving system is a real gem. The plants add a human element and a touch of green without interrupting the neutral palette.

Kinfolk Style Shop In Warsaw

I particularly love the very German mid century stereo! It’s Dieter Rams’ Braun Audio 1 Stereo (so Mad Men!) which fills the air with sound for the ultimate customer experience – vinyl spins as one carefully examines the products…

Kinfolk Style Shop In Warsaw
Kinfolk Style Shop In Warsaw
Kinfolk Style Shop In Warsaw

This shop design is such a lesson in restraint, wow! I find it incredibly cool when people can create environments that are so uncluttered, unadorned and clear. It’s so straightforward! That’s definitely not my strong side, I tend to like a bit more around but then when I see such minimalism, I long for it. I want to live in this austere space. Though I know that it would only take a few days and it would be riddled with magazines, books, flowers, art, patterns…

Yet this is still so, so gorgeous to me. Do you like it too? I especially love the elements that came with the space – the old windows and doors. Swwoooon!

Location: Thisispaper Flagship Store at Odolańska 6/8, Warsaw, Poland

(Photographer: Maja Wirkus)


  • Reply Martha May 18, 2016 at 3:14 pm

    One of the most blissful retail spaces I’ve seen! Stunning. Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply bethania May 18, 2016 at 3:20 pm

    Gorgeous and adorable space. It reminds me of scandinavian and japanese design. As a pattern designer, I also would not be able to keep it that crystal clear beauty for long, but it is delightful! Well done, guys, and thank you for sharing, Holly!

  • Reply Dina Blanc May 18, 2016 at 4:03 pm

    Lovely aesthetic! Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Wrenaissance Art May 18, 2016 at 10:19 pm

    Very attractive conversion from clinic to shop. I like how the shelving creates a focus on each item, sort of a still life on a grid. How nice to have almost an entire wall of windows, especially ones that are detailed with all the differently shaped panes, jalousies, etc!

  • Reply Michele May 21, 2016 at 7:50 pm

    What a wonderful space! I visit Warsaw from time to time and this is definitely on my list of place to check out next time. Thanks for sharing this.

  • Reply Aga I Passion shake June 2, 2016 at 3:58 pm

    Ahhh shame I don’t live anymore in Warsaw, would definitely visit, looks amazing!

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