Kiki’s Stocksale has branches in Maastricht and Amsterdam. In 2006, Maurice Mentjens added warm wood to the interior of this sixteenth-century building, which was then known as Kiki2. In 2016, it’s time for an update. Kiki had a minimalistic interior in mind that could be completed relatively quickly. Her goal was to create a light, open, and clearly-organized presentation space. Maurice Mentjens stripped the narrow, high-ceilinged shop down to its essence: an empty white space with recessed architectural elements in the form of stairs and support columns. The design of the counters, shelves, and lighting gives the shop has clean and elegant lines. The end result is a lucid interior contrasted by the graphic lines of the racks and display cases. Everything is extremely simple and functional, yet with exquisite detailing. The linoleum is decorated with colourful polka dots. The brand’s logo from the very start.
Kiki’s Stock Sale was recently awarded with a German Design Award – GOLD AWARD.
The jury’s appreciated Mentjens work especially for the clever use of space and the way interior, product presentation and brand image reinforce each other. The awards will be presented in Frankfurt on February 10, 2017.
Photos: Arjen Schmitz