© Filling Pieces / Photography: Ewout Huibers

Following last year’s inauguration of its very first retail space in Amsterdam‘s historic Canal District, an event we’ve covered in a previous post, Filling Pieces has gone full throttle, opening a flagship store only a few blocks away. The popular sneaker brand relocated its head office to a modern concrete structure alongside one of the city’s main canals, originally built in 1984 as a telephone exchange centre, and situated right below on the 300 sqm. (3,229 sq.ft.) ground floor, sits a sleek understated retail space. Similar to the first outpost, now designated as satellite store, the interior design is courtesy of Rome-based creative multitasker and former Filling Pieces art director Daniele Misso. Inspired by Superstudio, an influential Italian architecture practice from the 1960s and 1970s, the premises see rows of elongated tubular lights diagonally suspended, adding a dynamic visual element to the understated store setting. At first sight, the store appears an opens space encased by shiny metal panels, but on a closer inspection, separate areas emerge, demarcated by either sleek fixtures or artsy furnishings. The back section features fitting rooms with an adjacent lounge area in a sheltered construction of richly textured materials. The new Filling Pieces flagship store carries the brand’s full range of men’s and women’s footwear, apparel and accessories, and as it’s also intended as a meeting space for kindred spirits, the premises will form the backdrop of a variety of social events.

Filling Pieces
Spuistraat 168 (Centrum)
1012VT Amsterdam
Mon 12pm-6pm
Tue 11am-6pm
Wed-Sat 10am-6pm
Sun 12pm-5pm

© Filling Pieces / Photography: Ewout Huibers and Daniele Misso