Mythology crafts warm plywood interiors for Shen beauty store in Brooklyn

Source: Vietnam Sourcing News

Plywood covers nearly each floor on this store that artistic studio Mythology has designed for magnificence retailer Shen in Brooklyn, New York.

Shen’s new retail area is nestled in Brooklyn’s Cobble Hill neighbourhood and measures 1,550 square feet.

The previous retailer of the wonder retailer – which is understood for promoting a roster of impartial make-up and skincare manufacturers – had been situated within the close by space of Carroll Gardens and featured a mixture of white and lavender-pink partitions.

Manhattan-based Mythology has usual a hotter fit-out for this location, opting to line each floor in Baltic birch plywood.

“We challenged ourselves to make use of a singular materials as a result of we wished to juxtapose a humble utilitarian materials like plywood with the high-end merchandise featured in Shen’s product providing,” Ted Galperin, a companion and director of retail at Mythology, informed Dezeen.

“Utilizing each the face and end-grain of the plywood allowed us to create a mess of customized purposes, and add visible selection to the area.”

Colourful wall murals feature in Shen's Brooklyn store
Color is supplied by hand-drawn wall murals

Inside, Shen has been loosely divided into three sections. The primary part is devoted to buyer looking and lies in direction of the left of the shop.

Plywood has been used right here to make a sequence of storage items that fan outwards from the wall, every one full with vainness mirror and shelving the place merchandise are brazenly displayed. Names of various manufacturers which are on provide have been carved into plywood panels set straight above the items.

Shen beauty store features plywood interiors
Plywood counters displaying merchandise slope out from the partitions

The second part includes a few triangular plywood islands in the midst of the shop, the place Shen workers can highlight sure merchandise and speak by means of them intimately with clients or show how they’re used.

On the right-hand aspect of the shop is the third part, which is used for companies like make-up tutorials. There’s additionally an angled plywood counter right here that showcases candles and smells for the house, operating beneath a three-dimensional plywood signal of Shen’s firm brand.

Shen beauty store features plywood interiors
The shop consists of an space for make-up tutorials

Excluding a handful of restored Fifties stools from Thonet, furnishings and ornamental components within the retailer have been stored to a minimal.

A splash of color is added by a bespoke mural created by New York artist Petra Börner, which incorporates a black-line illustration of an individual’s face surrounded by wobbly blotches of inexperienced and turquoise paint.

Shen beauty store features plywood interiors
Magnificence remedy rooms lie in direction of the rear of the shop

One other mural by Börner utilizing pink and orange tones seems within the remedy space on the rear of the shop, the place clients can come for remedies like facials, waxing, and microblading.

Partitions right here have additionally been painted a pinkish hue, however uncovered plywood can nonetheless be seen on the ground, built-in sofas and beauticians’ cabinets.

Shen beauty store features plywood interiors
Partitions within the remedy rooms have been painted pink

Mythology is not the one design studio that has created a putting retail inside utilizing only one materials.

Brooks + Scarpa lined the walls of an Aesop shop in downtown Los Angeles with cardboard fabric rolls salvaged from native vogue homes and costume retailers, whereas Valerio Olgiati blanketed a Celine store in Miami in blue-tinged marble.

An Ace & Tate retailer in Antwerp can also be lined exclusively in white terrazzo tiles inlaid with purple and blue combination.

Images is by Brooke Holm.