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Project: "Store in Lisbon"
Company:CJC Interior Design
Designer(s): Cristina Jorge de Carvalho, Portugal
Category: Interior Design, Professional
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Entry Description: This project had as a starting point the image renewal of a centennial fashion store in the heart of Lisbon. Its prevalent concepts are timelessness and luxury, although stripped. The proposed interior architecture project includes a total reformulation of the space layout by adapting it to its new functionalities, needs, materials and lighting set up. The interior design project was envisioned with the items featured at the store as its main focus, especially through the design of furniture pieces that highlight the store’s collection. The space develops into two levels: the mezzanine is a more exclusive area where the more exclusive brands are presented. The entrance floor is wider and its very high ceiling conveys scale and magnitude to the space. The blend of noble materials like brass, stone and leather with iron and cement redefine the concept of luxury and express a timeless contemporary feel. This contrast game between different materials, colors and textures also contributes to the definition of the different areas within the space in an elegant manner. The register and perfume areas are a great example of this. The attention to all details, the thoughtful study of the lighting set up and the materials and color palette in itself convey a cosmopolitan and exclusive elegance to the space that mirrors the concept of the store.

About the Designer/Company
Cristina Jorge de Carvalho was born in Mozambique, Africa, and lives in Lisbon her city of choice and her constant departure and arrival point for her innumerous travels, either for pleasure , work or for the continuous search for new inspirations. In Lisbon, she finished her degree in Business Management in ISCTE. But her strong passion for arquitecture and aesthetics motivated her to move to London where she concluded an Interior Design degree on Inchbald School of Design. Back to Lisbon, in 1998, Cristina Jorge de Carvalho founded the atelier CJC – Interior Design and Architecture that today employs a team of several highly qualified professionals in these two areas of expertise. The contemporary, elegant and discreet vision that Cristina Jorge de Carvalho imprints to all the spaces where she intervenes has granted her several national and international clients such as hotels, SPA, show apartments, business offices and private residences. The exceptional quality of her work and her timeless style are visible and internationally recognized through several international awards and also as a professional member of IDA