February 10, 2014 § Leave a comment
Australian clothing institution Industrie, founded in 1999, and with over 70 stores throughout Australia brought their brand to the UK market in 2013.
Pop Store undertook the design and build, and, being their first store outside of Australia, located in Covent Garden, our goal was to wholeheartedly encompass the ethos of the brand – their focus is on producing modern, practical and instinctively masculine clothing for every man.
Reflecting the brand’s identity, an Industrial core runs throughout the design of the store.
Reclaimed timber flooring sits against whitewashed tongue and groove walling that reaches up to an exposed ceiling. Industrial lighting pendants hang down over the specially designed display units.
Fixtures made from hot rolled steel sit with both raw and black stained timber, while the vintage white acts to further enhance the industrial aesthetic, topped with clean lines and precision throughout the store.
Canvas crates and woven grass matting give the store additional textures that soften the lines of the wooden floor and give warmth to the industrial styled unit.Australian clothing institution Industrie, founded in 1999, and with over 70 stores throughout Australia brought their brand to the UK market in 2013.
September 16, 2013 § Leave a comment
Pop Store are proud to be the creative and management team behind Bremont’s new flagship boutique store in Hong Kong.
The opening of the boutique, which is located on Lyndhurst Terrace in Central Hong Kong, is over 2,000 sq ft & follows on from the success of its award-winning stand-alone flagship in London.
Giles English, Co-Founder of Bremont, said: “It is a big step for us to launch our own boutique in Hong Kong but we wanted to build on our considerable success with London and the exciting growth that Bremont has seen.
“When you have your own store you can really communicate your own brand message and DNA to your consumer. It also has a very positive effect on your wholesale markets as the brand becomes more visible.”
The store will be based on a similar design to the London space but will make more use of innovative technologies which portray the wonderful stories behind each watch that Bremont creates. The London boutique won UK Retail Store of the Year at the prestigious Retail Jeweller awards in July 2013.
Nick English, Co-Founder of Bremont, said: “As with our London boutique, Hong Kong will be more than just a traditional watch store.
“It will be a place for watch collectors to come and meet to talk about watches over a coffee or a Chivas whiskey.
We will also be expanding our explorers club from the UK to Hong Kong where we will have monthly events. We felt that we did not need to be in one of the prime shopping malls but instead create a unique space that could be used for events and be a destination shopping experience.”
Bremont is a British luxury watch brand manufacturing its mechanical watches in Henley-on-Thames, the UK. It was co-founded by brothers Nick and Giles English in 2002 and has made a substantial impact in the watch industry in a short time.
September 13, 2013 § Leave a comment
In celebration of one of the most iconic bands to have ever come out of the UK, the first ever BLACK MARKET CLASH pop-up store opened on September 7th for 2 weeks in the heart of Soho, London. Pop Store are proud to be the management team behind the store.
The store opening coincides with the release of The Clash’s 2-disc ‘HITS BACK’ and collected recorded works ‘SOUND SYSTEM’ box, alongside re-releases of all of the band’s seminal studio albums, lovingly remastered from the original master tapes under the supervision of The Clash. The store, which is fully art directed and curated by the band will be open for a limited time only, from Saturday 7 September to Sunday 22 September 2013 at 75 Berwick Street, Soho. So get yourselves down there!
Chosen from the archives of members of the Clash, Black Market Clash will document one of the most important bands in rock and roll history. It examines the music and life of the band through a display of the group’s instruments, stage clothing, rare memorabilia and never-before-seen original manuscripts and artifacts from the band.
In addition to these items, Black Market Clash will showcase film, video and the band’s seminal music. This celebration is a reminder of the breath of The Clash’s influence, providing visitors with a unique one-off experience.
February 1, 2012 § Leave a comment
Ben Wilson made his name by applying artistic designs to that most unlikely of canvases, squashed pavement gum. An exhibition and trail of his work opens at Trinity Buoy Wharf on 2 February. The masticatory maestro is the first visiting artist in a new arts programme funded by Trinity Buoy Wharf Trust.
Each artist will leave a permanent work of art at the site, which is famous for its lighthouse and container city, and as home of the Longplayer 1000-year piece of music. As part of the show, Wilson has created a trail of illustrated chewing gum from East India DLR down to the Wharf, where you’ll find a photographic exhibition of his previous work. Ben Wilson’s exhibition is at The Boiler House, Trinity Buoy Wharf, E14 0JW on 3-5 February 2012, 12-5pm, with an opening night on 2 February (5-9pm). Entrance is free. The gum trail is visible at any time.
November 29, 2011 § Leave a comment
Our work here is done…
The day after this photo was taken, we had the floor cover removed, it looks pretty sharp now.
The Amnesty Pop Up Shop at Boxpark is set to open tomorrow, the 30th of November 2011! Amnesty will be one of the first to open their doors to the Shoreditch shopping public.
The Boxpark mall is composed of retail units made from recycled shipping containers, and we have created a dynamic and colourful space for Amnesty. The process was a challenge that we embraced and enjoyed working on. Obstacles were overcome and we have achieved a store we are proud of.
The brief provided certain restrictions where by each tenant was given an empty container with a power source, and nothing was to penetrate or be fixed to the container itself. The first step was therefore to create a floating framework within the space and then apply designs to that.
The Walls and ceilings are plain white, acting as a canvas to the vivid colours of the campaign posters we pasted up to showcase a history of Amnesty’s Campaigns. These posters educate without lecturing, honing in on Amnesty’s core ‘raison d’etre’.
The process of the wall covering was a mindful covering using Amnesty Iconic Imagery
We wanted to give the store an urban feel, due to its location and we’ve used steelpipe fixtures and pendant lights, reclaimed from the original Dunlop factory in Birmingham. These became a popular talking point amongst builders and shop fitters alike throughout the rollout process.
Dunlop Lights from the famous old Birmingham Factory
The range, developed in collaboration with CultureLabel, features jewellery by Corrie Williamson, ceramics by Jimbob Art, scarves by Lucy Jay, a teacup and saucer by New English and a print by Stuart Semple.
This project was a fantastic learning experience and we look forward to working with Amnesty International on future projects.
Half way through wall covering… still smiling.
Get down to Boxpark now and check out how Amnesty is looking and how other containers are evolving.
New Amnesty product lines will also roll out throughout 2012.
November 15, 2011 § Leave a comment
Location: 54 Rivington Street, London, EC2A
Dates: Closes November 17th (JUST TWO DAYS LEFT)!
Drawing inspiration from classic American work-wear, the indie menswear label, Silent Ventures have opened a pop up store showcasing old-school designs have been re-developed to fit the modern working man. All of their goods will only be available via select retailers as well as their online store. In lieu of the launch, the label has conducted a one-off pop up installation event that is currently ongoing in London between now and November 17.
Hurry, the interior is pretty cool.
November 2, 2011 § Leave a comment
The Secret Cinema is back, and the people behind the venture claim that this December’s event will be the biggest and most ambitious yet. The concept is simple: sell tickets blind, keep the film under wraps, send punters off to a secret location and fill the place with actors in costume, themed food, music, and surprises (some of them nasty), all designed to evoke the world of the film.
A handpicked film will play from December 6-31, which film, is still anybody’s guess? Given the festive timing and the relative bleakness of last April’s film ‘The Battle of Algiers’ (seen below), it’ll be a return to the crowd-pleasing spectaculars of old. Tickets are on sale now but act fast, these things have a tendency to sell out. So those Secret Cinema fans should keep their ears and eyes open for updates… http://www.secretcinema.org/