Nina+Co has designed Monc in London, United Kingdom.
This project is an eyewear store on London's Chiltern Street utilising mycelium, cornstarch foam, bio-acetate and recycled plastic.
Monc's first store design needed to be mindful of its initial short-term lease, and multi-functional to enable the brand to diversify its offering. A flexible space to adapt from a shop by day to hosting events in the evening, with main elements transferable to a future site.
Every element was scrutinised to meet the high sustainability criteria of an ethical designer, a resolute client, and savvy customers. Circularity was key; almost everything we brought into that building was entirely bio-based or recycled.
The store was designed for disassembly so every element can be repurposed, recycled or returned to the earth as nourishment.