The design team of artist Grant Collier, above at left, student assistant Jacob Liberatore, at rear, and architect and project developer Andrew Williams chose a barber shop as the theme of their re-store design project. Featured in their design is a barber chair, in which Williams is sitting, that was used by longtime Roxbury barber Bob Cole. The Re-Store Design Challenge teams of architects, artists, interior designers and local students pulled the wraps off their creations at noon on Saturday in Roxbury. Three empty storefronts on Main Street were transformed into creative “stores.” Voters or “shoppers” will cast their ballots from now until September 18 for their favorite creation. On Saturday, Sept. 18, at the Re-Store gala awards event, an expert panel of judges, and shoppers’ votes, will determine which team has won the design challenge.
Designer Donald Hill and his student assistant Nevada Schuman, show off their version of Marcel Duchamp’s Air Emporium. Also on Schuman’s design team was artist Nat Thomas. Students on the winning team in the challenge will be awarded a scholarship.
Roxbury student Paulina Cowan and designer and artist Sean Scherer greet visitors in their woodshop store. David Decker, not pictured, was a member of their team. Below, visitors to the woodshop admire the concept.