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Pave Bicycle Store Blurs the Line Between Art Gallery and Retail Location

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Javier Maya's Pave bicycle store in Barcelona is, at first glance, an art gallery for cycling buffs. The walls are all backlit, the lines incredibly clean. The thing is, everything's for sale.

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Pave was designed by architect Joan Sandoval.

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The store features bicycles and shoes, yes, but there's also a lounge for coffee and reading, as well as showers for post-ride clean-up.

Illustration for article titled Pave Bicycle Store Blurs the Line Between Art Gallery and Retail Location

While predominantly stocked with road bikes, there are a few foldaways tucked into the backlit shelves as well.

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Even the bike shop in back is sexy. [Dezeen]

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There's a locally owned bike store in my city that has them all up on square displays like that first shot, but not with all the artsy wheel stuff and the rest.