Spanish design store gets light-flooded interior makeover by local firm Zooco

La Oca design store Spain redesign
La Oca design store, Madrid
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Madrid's Zooco Estudio has transformed local design store La Oca Selezione's flagship, at its new location on Calle de Castelló, into a light-filled homeware emporium.

This La Oca (which has 20 further outposts across Spain) is virtually hidden from passing pedestrians by an unassuming doorway in the city's commercial centre. The 7m-tall, triple-height space belies its lack of curb appeal. Step inside, and you're faced with shelves secured by imposing wooden oak supports; showcasing row-upon-row of furniture pieces and home accessories.


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Roof skylights and a glass-enclosed courtyard bathe the space in light. It's a key focus of the space, alongside materiality, which abides by the following code: concrete as the unifying element of different zones, steel lacquered in black as the structural element, wooden oak as a support for product exhibition, and finally glass and mirrors which enhance the depth and light.

Zooco was founded in 2008 by Miguel Crespo Picot, Javier Guzmán Benito and Sixto Martín Martínez, with head offices in both Madrid and Santander. The brand approaches each of its projects – which span interior interventions to large structural buildings – with the same creative philosophy. ‘We use fine materials and simple shapes to achieve a timeless and functional aesthetic,’ they explain. ‘We always search for neutral spaces that last over the years. With this objective, we combine researching new materials and systems, with the knowledge of traditional processes.’ 


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living area

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Glass shelf

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dinner plates

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For more information, visit the La Oca website

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