Casa Palacio: A New Retail Concept Store in Mexico City

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June 3, 2013
In mid-April, home emporium Casa Palacio opened its doors in Mexico City. Designed by NYC-based retail architect Jeffrey Hutchison, the space is designed to make shoppers feel like they are at the home of a friend (with great taste) rather than in a shop, even though the space covers three floors and 60,000 square feet. Read Full Article
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  The store's entrance includes a three-story facade with vertical wood slats and glass storefront. 

    The store's entrance includes a three-story facade with vertical wood slats and glass storefront. 

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  The mansion entry hall includes a large staircase that allows the customer to meander through multiple floors.

    The mansion entry hall includes a large staircase that allows the customer to meander through multiple floors.

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  Inside the mansion, each room displays a furniture collection that coordinates with the home's architectural style.

    Inside the mansion, each room displays a furniture collection that coordinates with the home's architectural style.

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  Upon entering the store, the customer is transported into a busy market, much like those in Mexico, where he or she can purchase food products, housewares, utensils, etc. The space is brought up to date through the scupltural wood canopy that moves the eye toward the center of the space.

    Upon entering the store, the customer is transported into a busy market, much like those in Mexico, where he or she can purchase food products, housewares, utensils, etc. The space is brought up to date through the scupltural wood canopy that moves the eye toward the center of the space.

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  In addition to the fireplace at the center of the market, natural light streams in through the windows. 

    In addition to the fireplace at the center of the market, natural light streams in through the windows. 

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  Upon leaving the market, the customer suddenly finds themselves on a street lined with five houses. Two of these houses are inspired by Luis Barragán, the great Mexican modernist. The other three are more classic, representing Mexico's colonial architectural styles.

    Upon leaving the market, the customer suddenly finds themselves on a street lined with five houses. Two of these houses are inspired by Luis Barragán, the great Mexican modernist. The other three are more classic, representing Mexico's colonial architectural styles.

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  The wood sculpture from the market continues up through the second floor and provides a dynamic backdrop for the contemporary furniture area.

    The wood sculpture from the market continues up through the second floor and provides a dynamic backdrop for the contemporary furniture area.

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  The tableware collections are showcased in a modern interpretation of a classic butler’s pantry with indirect lighting and polished stainless steel frames.

    The tableware collections are showcased in a modern interpretation of a classic butler’s pantry with indirect lighting and polished stainless steel frames.

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  The last building is a classic townhouse with a grand staircase to allow customers to traverse the space easily.

    The last building is a classic townhouse with a grand staircase to allow customers to traverse the space easily.

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