Brinkworth suspends wooden skateboarding bowl inside San Francisco's Supreme store



London design studio Brinkworth has built an elevated skateboarding bowl inside this Supreme store in San Francisco that reverberates sounds “like a huge speaker”.

The Supreme store is in the city’s Mid-Market neighbourhood, in a retail space on the ground floor of an industrial building renovated by UK practices Brinkworth and Wilson Brothers.

The duo worked together 10 years ago to design Supreme’s London store, and then later for the California project with Supreme’s founder James Jebbia.

A focal point of the store is an elevated bowl for skateboarding inside the retail shop, positioned in the rear of the space. It is built with a curved, wood exoskeleton and textured lacquer, and hung from the ceiling rather than supported on the ground.

The underside is left exposed and visitors can walk underneath. As people skate it, the open space means that loud sounds clamour across the store.

“The bowl is like a huge speaker,” said Adam Brinkworth, who founded Brinkworth in 1990. “Getting immersed in the thunderous sound of it being ridden makes my hair stand on end.”

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