HIRSHLEIFER'S SHOE STORE
The Hirshleifer's shoe store in Manhasset New York is a subtle reference and an homage to the world of art and design history, mainly Italian and American.
It is indeed a space where references and memories happen in a metaphysical way and are not entirely visible at first sight, a place for a dialogue between two opposite texts: the first is minimalist, rigorous and precise, alluding to the art of several American figures such as Sol LeWitt, Carl Andre or Donald Judd in its physicality and spirituality; the second is a reference to the rich, sensual, decadent, unpredictable and free world of the Radical Design groups that changed the course of design in Italy from the late sixties to the eighties.
Sergio Mannino negotiates masterfully between the tendencies of each "text" - style – to create surprising effects that contain continuity within the contradictions. Space and timing are experienced through a proscenium of subtle humor and strict precision.
Design: S.Mannino, G.Spagrud, F.Bruni, F.Scalettaris
Store Address: Hirshleifer's Shoe Store 2080 Northern Blvd, Manhasset, NY 11030
Area: 1,065 sqft / 99 sq mt
Opening date Dec. 2008
Lighting Design: Bill Pierro Jr., Lido Lighting Photography: Max Bolzonella