Contemporary Alchemy Collections Store
We have recently reviewed The Grand Creek Residence by Heliotrope Architects and now we are going to report designers’ commercial project. Alchemy Collections is a high-end home furnishing and decor store located in downtown Seattle. The Alchemy International Corporation describes their brand as representing “a fusion between East and West, and a blend between the classical and contemporary.” Owners were looking for architecture that would pass on this vision in their new flagship store.
Here is the description from the architects:
Our design challenge was to create an experience that supports the Alchemy brand, maximizes available floor area for sales and make use of the architecture as a means to draw shoppers into and throughout the store. Our solution includes the construction of a new mezzanine level, a sculptural stairway to draw visitors up to the new level and a koi-pond element at the entry to draw shoppers in from the street.