Shoe money, shoe problems.
Melissa Shoes approached Eight Inc. to collaborate with their Architects, Pascali Semerdjian Arquitetos, on the first-ever North American Melissa flagship store located in New York City.
Melissa and their Brazilian architects envisioned a store that not only displayed shoes but treated each shoe as a piece of art. In addition to displaying the products, the space would double as an actual art gallery where featured designers like Jason Wu and Vivienne Westwood would be asked to apply their aesthetic to the surrounding walls. This idea would lead to a constantly evolving storefront and interior space.