Karp Associates sprang into action when Space NK, a London-based upscale women’s cosmetic retailer, wanted to open a boutique in New Canaan. With stores in the tony sections of London and Manhattan, this new location would be the chain’s second stand-alone store in the U.S., so it was imperative that the design cater to a high-end fashion-conscious clientele. The store’s concept was a chic, urban look with modern undertones. This was accomplished through the use of unique lighting, lively colors and an eye-catching translucent shelving system set aglow from invisible backlighting.
From an unfinished space, to the work-of-art the client requested, we were only given a 56-day time frame. The transformation needed to be swift and dramatic. This cutting-edge, vibrant space has become the template for Space NK’s nationwide roll out.
This cutting-edge, vibrant space has become the template for Space NK’s nationwide roll out. Arnold Karp