Riviera Records 2020
The Riviera Records store, which was planned from the beginning as an interim use, was located in the middle of the Glockenbachviertel, near the Schlachthof in Munich.
The record shop found its first home in a small shop typical for the district.
The idea was not only to create a location for vinyl connoisseurs but also a public space for family, friends and neighbours.
The backroom, which was used for searching and previewing records, was the main design task. Inspired by the vibe of the Italian region Riviera, the choice of colours and materials was made. To bring a bit of Italian flair to Munich, veneer wood and mint turquoise steel were used.
The heart of the record shop was the DJ booth, which stood centrally in the back room. Flanked by the two Void Ten speakers, it was intended to convey the impression of an altar. Here, too, the fixed colour accents were taken up again and supplemented with a massive marble plate. In the wooden cube, sufficient space was provided to place records or other objects. The combination of wood, steel, textile and marble generated an appealing look and was a real eye-catcher when entering the room.
The front room of the shop was used more as a sales area for clothes, selected wines and other products from local partners. The space also provided a venue for art and hosted a new exhibition every fortnight. The space was often used as a meeting point in the neighbourhood and, like the whole shop, signalled that everyone was welcome here, whether they were looking for records, clothes, art or someone who just wanted to have a little chat.
Photos: Kaj Lehner