Triggerfish – a concept cookery store in Dublin – has been given a punchy interior personality by DUA (Design Urbanism Architecture), a Irish studio that clinched a spot in our 2017 Architects Directory. Founder Darragh Breathnach overcame the existing, awkwardly slim layout of the store by building shelving into the walls. Standing floor to ceiling, plywood fins stained silver (subtly nodding to the knives on display) eliminate visual clutter. Steel mesh shelving, supported inside these columns, allows light to reach lower shelves and focusses the eye on the products, which include high quality tablewares, cooking essentials and a larder. Meanwhile, articulating the front entrance and point of sale, green mosaic tiles provide a colourful counterpoint to the rhythm of timber.
Writer: Elly Parsons