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Sunday, March 18, 2007

Camper

New Yorkers do love the special, unique and unusual, as do the celebrities who patronize Camper in SOHO at 125 Prince Street. There are many fascinating talents behind this store with its 5 gigantic lamps that hang above a footwear runway - iconoclastic would well describe the shoes, interior designer and lighting designer. Camper is a Spanish shoe manufacturer with its roots going back to 1877 with shoemaker Antonio Fluxa. The company itself was started in 1975 with the first store in Barcelona in 1981 - read about it here on Camper's website. Their shoes are extremely distinctive and instantly recognizable - very important in a marketplace crowded with competitors. And apparently they have caught the fancy of the well heeled and well known - a formula for success. The interior was designed by Marti Guixe, a native of Barcelona, who has a enormous range of design work including products and retail spaces (and other Camper Stores), with museum exhibitions also to his credit. He has even done a book Toy Weapons. Check out his website here. The lamps are by Ingo Mauer - a lighting designer from Germany, also with a wide scope of work - check out his animated flash website here. Oh, and the quality of the shoes? I have no direct experience but I suspect they are well made ...

9 comments:

don said...

i have some flipflops from camper a very nice store.. Bought them in Barcelona. The quality is perfect have mine flipflops three years and still looks like new

Brian said...

Don;
Nice to hear that. The first time I really paid attention to them was in a comedy skit in Curb Your Enthusiasm with Larry David. I'll have to go check them out.
Brian

Gaurav said...

lovely shot!

Ioanna said...

Yes camper shoes are great, so does the camper's site. I also love these lights. Great photo.:)

Kelly said...

Ooh, Campers! My husband and I love Campers (I'm wearing some today - so comfy and unique too!) and we made a little pilgrimage to this store when we visited NYC last year. Try out the funny inflated seat cushions when you go there.

Anonymous said...

I love your pictures!!

Merisi's Vienna For Beginners said...

So beautiful, literally brightens my outlook on the week ahead. Thank you and have a great week!

harlequinpan said...

Love this interior design.

The Toronto Team said...

I'm a huge fan of Campers. In fact, I'm wearing them right now. I've had them about 5 years, and they still look great! I dread the day i wear them out completely as i wear them ALL THE TIME...although by the looks of it, that won't come anytime soon, as they're very durable. Love your pics!