Upper East Chemists is a family-owned drug store and purveyor of natural health products. The elegant yet hip design, tailored for its established Upper East Side neighborhood, uses a zoned approach to organize the space and the products within it. A central white zone leads customers from the entrance to the pharmacy counter past a central, fully white gondola shelving housing popular over the counter products.
Wood details encircle the entrance and side shelving areas and seamlessly transition from oak on the ceiling and walls to wood-look porcelain floor tile. Globe lighting fixtures provide presence without blocking views. The glass storefront allows the store’s branding to be visible from the exterior.
Interior Design: Leah Plevrites, studioBIG
Brand Design: Leah Plevrites, studioBIG
Signage Design: Leah Plevrites, studioBIG
Contractor: Tony Tenecela, Team Metro Construction
Millwork: Rainiero Montes De Oca, United Store Fixtures
Photographer: Harriet Andronikides
White and Wood-look Floor Tile: Porcelanosa
Globe Pendant Lighting: Hudson Valley Lighting
White Track Lighting: Elegant Lighting
Signage Laminate: Formica (Cassis high gloss purple)
Paint: Sherwin-Williams (Baroness purple)