Michael Grubb Studio collaborated with London Atelier to deliver an interactive display for Crabtree & Evelyn, part of the RIBA 2015 Regent Street Windows Project. The exhibition runs for three weeks from Monday 7 to Sunday 27 September, coinciding with both the London Design Festival and London Fashion Week.
The project received a Special Commendation for an ‘engaging and delightful installation’
London Ateliers concept was based on English botanist, John Evelyn’s motto, ‘Omnia explorate, meliora retinete’ translates as ‘Explore everything, keep the best’. With this in mind, the design captures a memory of the tradition of English Still rooms. Their copper and brass utensils, wooden surfaces, colourful plants, remedies, potions and soaps provided a rich material pallet. The display is a choreographed ensemble of herbs, plants and flowers preserved in panes of soap within a brass grid lit by an LED matrix. More information on our lighting installation will be available shortly.
Now in its sixth year, the RIBA Regent Street Windows Project pairs exceptional RIBA architects with flagship retailers to create engaging architectural installations in their shop windows. Fashion retailers, skincare boutiques, perfumeries, restaurants and cafes have given over their display to bring architecture into their stores and reach new audiences with these crafted interventions. The project creates a huge public architecture exhibition seen by more than one million people each week.
Architect: London Atelier
Lighting Design: Michael Grubb Studio
Build: Superbuilder & Co
Artistic Arrangement: Tina Tsang