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

Photos: Ralph Humrich