DISTANT DRUMS and THUNDERBIRD CURIO, Abuquerque Sunport Albuquerque, NM
The Distant Drums, Thunderbird Curio, and Zia Gifts retail spaces in the
Albuquerque International Sunport were designed and constructed for El
Mercado del Sol, and feature custom case goods with natural cleft
sandstone and v-butt maple hard- wood veneer, sandstone-clad display
walls, limestone and slate waterjet-cut floor medallions, and corbel
drywall reveals to showcase the southwest-oriented merchandise.
Ceiling features include hand-hewn latias and open wood grilles on hand-
carved wood brackets, and are designed to attenuate sound. Custom aluminum
signage reflects design of each store.