MediumPlenty

Neighbor

Retail Space 1,000 sf Oakland, CA 2013

 Our awesome clients, longtime Piedmont Avenue style mavens Karen Anderson & Dana Olson, wanted the ragged exposed materials of the 1920s storefront to be the defining feature of their new joint venture. Neighbor is a contemporary bohemian take on the general store, both a well-curated housewares shop and an inviting community gathering space.  Display shelving and other interventions pick up on existing geometries, textures, & colors of the raw space, extending and tweaking them without taking over. Flexibility and cozy nooks were a priority. We designed and built large custom chandeliers – intertwined branches of off-the-shelf raw brass parts and hand-blown glass – to anchor the front double-height space. Recycled Heath kiln shelves wrap the sales counter and play off the scraped concrete walls. Instead of patching existing holes in the walls, we used them to anchor colorful pegs to display merchandise.

Client Neighbor

Custom Lighting Medium Plenty & Michael Meyer

Photographs Melissa Kaseman