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Brief Published: 11 May 2011

Rafael de Cárdenas: Unknown Union


New York-based architect Rafael de Cárdenas has once again impressed with a colourful interior for menswear boutique Unknown Union, Cape Town.

Popping colours drawn from acid washing and graffiti art bring the minimal interior display structures to life. An unconventional sight in menswear retail environments, saturated neon gradients indicate a fresh approach to what are traditionally conservative spaces.