J.Prats - Joier Artesà
Renovation of a jewelry shop and rehabilitation of a façade in Reus, Spain.
Located in the historic center of Reus since 1950, J.Prats is a jewelry shop and workshop where Pere Prats, son, and apprentice of Josep Prats, continues the family tradition with a personal and unique style.
The existing space remained untouched since its beginning in the 50s: low ceilings and low light with the workshop hidden from the public, as were most jewelry shops back then. The main goal was to open the workshop to the public without compromising security, grant more light and enhance the spatial sensation by doubling its height at the entrance. The shop’s refurbishment had to reflect the detail and the elegance of our client’s work and product.
The whole façade was rehabilitated to discover the details and colors faded by time. It’s lower part touched the ground with a dark-red quartz granite called Kalahari, framed with a stainless steel structure that penetrates to the interior of the jewelry and configures the rhythm between expansion joints and showcase structure. Cedar wood gives warmth and contrasts with the stainless still and terrazzo in-situ of the floor and the main counter.