- evocative of the 50’s/60’s
- displays a sense of history
- focused on product
- accommodated the antique stove and fridge that she wanted to display
- allows flow of clients to display fridges
- abides by all the building and food safety codes
We took this to the drawing board, well, Google sketchup really, and got to work. One of the challenges that immediately emerged was the layout of the space. The floor plan itself was quite awkward, and needing to accommodate the antique appliances, as well as a large display table in the middle of the room, proved to be demanding. But once we realized that we had a perfect recessed section of wall to fill to overflowing with built in display case, we knew we were onto something.
These were just the preliminary drawings, but the client was thrilled. The dream she had been fighting for for so many months, heck, nearly a year at this point, was tangibly closer to reality. Not real yet, but visible. There were some refinements as we went (like the realization that a butcher is showcasing meat, so having red walls may clash), but for the most part the design stayed fairly intact as we went.
The biggest project we had to orchestrate was the building of the display case, which itself was a week long build.
Once the all important display case was complete, we could set our focus on procurement and finishing details. Antique shops were raided, lighting stores pillaged, pillars were chalkboard painted, tiles put up on walls, decor arranged in display cases, and after a flurry of last minute clamouring, panicing, painting, coordinating, and…
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