CASE STUDY: The Museum Of Arts And Design
To create an engaging environment reflective of The Museum of Arts and Design's mission.
The 1,350 square foot retail environment is a natural place for consumers to look for objects from serious to whimsical, functional to esoteric, and complex to simple. The space is wrapped on three sides by the building’s new glass façade. Iconic “lollipop” columns provide pattern and mass to the space through the shadowy exterior presence and on the interior with strong geometric rhythm and form.
- The main focal element of the shop is a 40-foot long by 8-foot high organically curved glass installation - during the day; the internal lighting is augmented by natural daylight, heightening the color and translucency of the objects from an interior perspective that provides a neutral and complementary background to these one-of-a-kind pieces.
- An elliptical curved glass showcase features handcrafted, one-of- a-kind wearable art in a three-tier, internally LED-illuminated presentation, a center island provides storage and an opportunity for unique focal displays.
- The perimeter rail system accommodates a variety of functions including movable, full height mirrors, hanging brackets and merchandising accessories inspired by Shaker simplicity with contemporary styling.
- A major object display system, a series of flexible and movable platforms, levels and cubes, accommodates the ever-changing collection from functional household products to larger design objects.
- The basic palette is translucent white accented with neutral metals, enriched through a series of material choices ranging from the soft, post-industrial character of the case pads, to the sparkle and shimmer of the shop’s focal Swarovski crystal sculpture.