Alot of the time, retail design tends to be typified by generic racks and shelving within a fairly rectilinear space which offers a largely inflexible set up where the only thing that changes is the merchandise. This is, however, not the case for this little boutique in Lagos.
You may remember our visit to the Maryland mall, where we came across a store that “caught our attention”. Well, that would be the Little Weavers store, designed and fitted out by CMD+A (the architects behind the mall itself).
Within a space of 38sqm, the architects were able to create a flexible display system that is playful yet practical. It has texture and form that is simple in its presentation yet dynamic in its function. Doing away with typical ‘shelving’ one would find in a given shop especially for clothing, this new approach not only caters to storage and display, but also lends itself the entirety of the store creating a unique aesthetic that is a perfect fit for the brand, as it embodies contemporary African design.
Here’s a description for the architects,
Floor area: 38sq m
Duration: 4 weeks