We recently had the very great pleasure of being asked to help design and fit out a pop-up shop on Chapel Street in Salford for our friends, Salford Makers – a collective of artists, designers, educators and makers. Using a carefully curated selection of our antique furniture and salvaged materials, sourced in our sister business Stockyard North Salvage, we chose a range of pieces to complement the treasures being sold by the Makers.
After a site visit to the shop, we had great fun picking and staging a range of furniture and salvaged finds to provide the perfect backdrops for their beautiful wares, including: a reclaimed science lab bench to form the central focus of the small shop space with a range of chunky industrial style crates to be used as reconfigurable display units for the main window merchandising display.
We also sourced a slim-line seventies glazed bookcase to fit in a difficult to fill small space behind the entrance way, a lovely slatted wooden double bed for cushion displays and an ace a-frame unit to hang things from in the secondary window area. A small selection of smalls from our shop have also made their way to Salford Makers and are available for purchase; including lots of salvaged science-ware, ideal for unusual floral displays, along with some vintage glassware and ceramic dishes.
The key piece for any shop-fit is always an eye-catching counter/service area and we luckily had recently taken delivery of a huge reclaimed iroko wood shop counter with a light up display panel and super useful storage shelves beneath.
As an extra special feature, we had the total brainwave of using a huge pair of incredible gold frames to act as moveable screens to conceal the built-in kitchen space and we also supplied lots of other finishing touches; including brass jewellery display stands and prop-made display plinths to show off their wares.
We would absolutely love more shop fit and commercial styling commissions, so do get in touch if you would like to commission our help in sourcing and styling your interiors with our salvage and antique finds.
Give us a call on 0161 872 9206 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
All photos – Joe Smith Photography / @joeolismith