If you follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, you would have seen that Mono Online Shop will soon be moving into our very own studio in Somerset West (so exciting!). This is where we will be making and storing our products from now on and it also gives us the very exciting opportunity of setting up a small ‘showroom’. Our new studio is in a secure complex, so it is not quite a shopfront where people can just come and go but if you are in the area, you will have a chance to come and check out our products. 🙂
Those of you who follow our blog will know that I have done a few before and after posts of our home renovations. This will be no different – as we fix this place up I will keep you updated with photos but for now, this is what we have to work with:
I know it doesn’t look like much now but we have a lot planned that will transform this space into something beautiful. For instance, we have already decided on flooring for our ‘showroom’ area:
There is still a lot to be done but keep an eye on our blog for updates! I thought I’d leave you with some images of showrooms and commercial spaces that inspired me (see ourPinterest board for more)…
White + wood = Need I say more?
The all-white interior of this candy store is nothing short of brilliant. This is great design because it makes their product (colourful sweets) stand out. What do they say… great design is invisible (or something like that). Well, this store is a great example of that.
You’ve got to love how this café has re-purposed wooden crates as part of the light fixtures. It ties in nicely with the rest of their décor.
Australian skin product brand Aesop’s packaging and branding have always impressed me. Their showroom is minimal and clinical, and really showcases what this brand is all about.
Finally, this Dutch concept store took a more homely approach to their retail space. It really puts the focus on their high-quality products.
Are these not stunning? Let me know what you think in the comments or on our Facebook page. 🙂