The lacquered wood cabinets are freestanding and have moveable shelves to allow the space to remain flexible.
The ground floor is filled with individual items and forms the main retail space, while the basement is a showroom.
The building is listed and existing features such as the brick walls have been left exposed.
Here's some more from the designers:
The client approached Found Associates to design and project manage the new Lollipop Shoppe furniture store in Spitalfields Market in the City of London.
The Client has an existing store in Brighton, which Found has also been asked to re-design. The brief required an inventive use of the restricted space within the listed building to enable the largest possible display of product within an organised system.
Found designed and detailed a new, flexible and compartmentalised display system which allows the client to adjust to suit new pieces being put on display. It also ensures that both large and small objects can be displayed next to each other avoiding a confusing appearance. The intention was for the system to appear free standing and as an ‘installation piece’ in its own right.
The new bespoke joinery utilises an existing display system and incorporates it into an internally illuminated black lacquered system that contrasts well with the exposed finishes of the store’s architecture.
The ground floor forms the main retail area for smaller individual pieces while the basement is set aside for room sets and lighting. Found oversaw all details to ensure junction between new and old were executed perfectly.
Working to a constrained budget and timeframe Found has provided a fresh, flexible installation, which provides an effective extension of the Client’s current store and brand presence. Found undertook all design, detailing, project management and planning services.
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