Dusky pink surfaces seem all through the Lick retailer in southwest London, which native follow Oskar Kohnen Studio has designed as a “deliberate celebration of paint”.
Lick’s retailer is nestled amongst a parade of boutiques on Northcote Highway and is the primary brick-and-mortar outpost opened by the paint model since its launch in 2020.
To honour the event, Oskar Kohnen Studio wished to design the 55-square-metre retailer as a “deliberate celebration of paint”, which he describes as “one of the fast and most intuitive methods to create an area”.
“We dwell in a time the place interiors are filled with marble and valuable finishes and I wished to do the other,” stated the studio’s titular founder.
Pink-tinged paint retailer Lick pays homage to London’s artwork deco buildings
Lick’s facade, ceiling and a majority of its partitions had been due to this fact painted a bespoke dusky pink hue referred to as Northcote 65 that the model created particularly for the opening.
Kohnen says this largely monochromatic color scheme is a nod to the Northcote Highway of the previous.
” outdated photos of the excessive avenue retailers from the Fifties, each a type of shops used their very own easy color mixture to present id,” he defined. “It is so stunning how color was used again then.”
Within the retailer’s central room, the decrease half of the partitions was painted off-white to create a distinction with the ceiling and in flip draw extra consideration to the loftiness of the area.
This room was designed to have a distinctly artwork deco really feel with the assistance of a handful of unpolluted, shapely particulars. At its centre is a white oval desk with walnut wooden trims and a curved metallic pendant lamp suspended instantly above.
“Northcote Highway just about ends on the iconic Battersea Energy Station, which has precisely these deco components,” stated Kohnen. “I’ve all the time been a fan of London artwork deco, which is one way or the other much less fancy and easy, very often simply painted easy ornaments.”
Lick’s paint tins are showcased on a customized shelving unit, with one facet completed in pegboard panels for mounting brushes, rollers, ending tape and different useful instruments.
“I wished to create the sensation of a workshop or atelier,” added Kohnen. “I wished to remain true to the Lick DNA, ensuring the shop was a spot one couldn’t solely choose colors but in addition attempt them out and get inventive.”
On this spirit, the shop’s grey-and-white tiled flooring mimics that seen within the Atelier Martel – an artwork studio that architect Robert Mallet-Stevens accomplished for sculptors Jan and Joël Martel in Paris in 1927.
Ought to prospects desire a extra in-depth session with one of many Lick staff, they’ll head to the again of the shop. This space is centred on a classic steel-legged desk by Danish designer Nanna Ditzel and black editions of the curved 3300 chair by Swiss designer Bruno Rey.
One other small seating space situated close to the storefront incorporates a duo of sage-green velvet armchairs.
One other putting paint retailer to be featured on Dezeen is Helsinki’s Cowl Story, by which various unfinished particulars are supposed to evoke ideas of renovation and residential enchancment.
Earlier colour-focused retail tasks by Oskar Kohnen Studio embody a mint-green eyewear retailer in Berlin with towering floor-to-ceiling cupboards.
The images is by Alexander Edwards.