A.R.E. Awards – Hardline Specialty Store 7,501 – 25,000 sf – Outstanding Merit
The high-end appliance and fixtures showroom features a residential quality. Three “experience labs” and 30 vignettes designed by local studios showcase products in home settings, including a bathroom with a private spa/shower, a kitchen with an ultra-modern demonstration component, and a patio in the outdoor section. In labs, customers can insert appliances they would like to see to envision products at home.
Landmark-style glass-and-wood pylons serve as wayfinding signage in each major area, as well as providing vignette maps. Large fiberglass pendants with custom pendants of spoons and forks highlight the café. Oversized dome pendants create drama in the kitchen and bath suites, bent plywood pendants are found on the patio for a sense of outdoors, and recessed lighting creates a quiet effect in the Sanctuary cove.
Designed by Fitch