The Harvey Nichols concept store in the Birmingham Mailbox is designed by specialist interiors practice Virgile + Partners. SCP Contracts worked with them to supply furniture throughout the store.
Heralded as a blueprint for all future Harvey Nichols stores, the brilliantly considered design just won Retail Week Interior Award for Best Department Store of the Year 2015.
Virgile + Partners aim “was to create a contemporary and imaginative boutique environment, moving away from a department store approach, revitalising and bringing to the surface the intrinsic values of the brand: style, daring in delivery, creativity and wit.” Their approach, which included specifying some very bold choices of contemporary furniture and was guided by the idea of creating “controlled disruption” throughout the store, has been widely acclaimed.
Products were specially chosen for areas such as the Restaurant, the Private Dining area, Dressings rooms, the Personal Shopping area, the Bar and Wine Shop and for all of the different departments and communal area across the store.
Hug Armchair by Claesson Koivisto Rune (Arflex)
Peacock chair by Dror Benshetrit (Cappellini)
Masculo chair, Beetle chair, lounge chair and barstool by GamFratesi (Gubi)
Smoke chair by Maarten Baas (Moooi)
Slit tables by HAY (HAY)
Saruyama island sofa by Toshiyuki Kita (Moroso)
Breeze table by Monica Forster (Swedese)
Muffin lights by Lucie Koldova & Dan Yeffet (Brokis)
Solo Bar stool by Neri & Hu (De La Espada)
Ren dining chair by Space Copenhagen (Stellar Works)
Bespoke Banquette dining sofas (SCP)