UTENSIL is a store in Cologne for everyday products. The products originally come from working environments and industrial processes. They are presented in a new context by introducing them into the domestic environment. The assortment ranges from laboratory glasses and swimming pool bracelets, through tool bags, to Japanese working shoes.
UTENSIL is located in a former Turkish convenience store. Old wall tiles, meat hooks and a glass ceiling from the 1950s tell the story of its heritage. The new interior design is placed within the existing space. Typical elements of the former store, such as the colourful vegetable boxes, inspired the interior concept. They now serve as storage boxes in the form of furniture elements made of black MDF. The elements can be stacked and rearranged to display UTENSIL’s changing range of products.

Photos: Ralph Humrich