For the interiors of GaliLu, a fragrance and cosmetics shop in Gdańsk, Poland, Marta Napiórkowska-Łosin of Polish firm Mana Design used cold blue and warm amber as a reference to the seaside in the north of Poland.
The table in the middle is like a brass island with a smooth, black top, evoking an image of a busy laboratory with its experiments and olfactory sensations. The bottles are organised in a clear, rhythmic fashion, like an old pharmacy.
The interior was inspired by Gdańsk itself, with its multiculturalism and dynamism rooted in the thousand-year long history of the city. Trade routes have intersected for centuries here, creating a fusion of styles and forms: from classicism to the modern minimalism. The interior used to host an old burgher house, reminiscent of a pre-war living-room, encourages meetings and thought exchange.
all images © Tom Kurek