Tomás Alonso design the new store in Greece
We have just opened our new store in Thessaloniki , Greece. Located at 74 Tsimiski Street, it is one of the busiest streets in Thessaloniki’s city centre in a country with hundreds of fashion shops and boutiques.
As part of the Camper Together project, the design was made by Tomás Alonso, and his fourth collaboration with Camper following Genoa, London and Glasgow stores.
Since the great masters of the Modernist movement, no designer has been noted for his ability to bend a steel tube. This apparently simple feat is actually quite difficult to perform with natural flair, as Tomás Alonso does. Tubes, wood and colour were simply all he needed to craft the furnishings for this new Camper store. A final flourish in the tile pattern creates the illusion of a three-dimensional effect on the walls.
Tomás Alonso (Vigo, 1974) is a typical young nomadic designer who, like so many others, travels the earth searching for ideas to make his work more original. In true Camper style, he practises his own version of “slow design”, which consists of doing things at a leisurely pace and with care so that no detail is overlooked. Having wandered through the USA, Italy and Australia, he then moved to London to study at the Royal College of Art. Alonso graduated in 2006 and teamed up with five classmates of different nationalities to found OKAY studio. He currently combines his research work with commercial design commissions. His personal creations have been exhibited at galleries such as NextLevel (where he presented the show Variations on a Tube in 2009), Whitechapel and Aram, whose doors are always open to up-and-coming talent. Tomás is a rising star, and his work for Camper is his first interior design project. The store’s concept, like every Together shop, is a limited edition which can only be seen in Genoa, London and now also in Thessaloniki.