Project Completion: July 2019
Floor Area: 1,750 sq. ft.
Kiaro’s Vancouver retail location works to help establish and differentiate their brand identity in a quickly evolving industry. The comfortable, minimal and modern environment built around the principles of customer service, quality product, and education seeks to inform customer perceptions about a space focused on healthy and holistic lifestyles. Featuring spacial planning designed to incorporate education, consultation and administrative functions into a retail space, custom millwork, curated lighting and furniture set the tone for a uniquely contemporary, nordic inspired cannabis retail experience in bright white, soft greys, and warm white oak. Modular millwork shelving including writeable surfaces allows for the flexible display of both products and information. Elsewhere, built-in oak shelving incorporates specialty lighting, and an illuminated chilled display case both ensure product is beautifully displayed while being kept in the conditions required to maintain product quality. Fixed and and stationary hexagonal oak and matte-white display tables subtly reflect company branding and allow for flexible or impromptu product info sessions. Digital displays are embedded in a large scale mirrored menu board behind the cash desk to ensure that changing product offerings are always up to date and thoughtfully integrated in the shopping experience. An area for new client registration and consultation features a reception area and lounge with built-in seating complete with planters and resource materials, and a station where customers can serve themselves water or tea. Carefully selected furniture and millwork allows this space to function as a comfortable waiting area or a space for casual consultation. The space also includes a private consultation area with frosted glass windows and doors framed in the same white oak featured throughout, and a custom felt mural inspired by company branding.”
Photography: © Janis Nicolay Photography