The Beauty floor design aesthetic nurtures ease and creativity in equal measure, while digital imagery collides with decadent cut marble and cool concrete.
Harvey Nichols is one of the world's leading luxury retailers, renowned for its exclusive edit of the most prestigious brands across womenswear, menswear, accessories, beauty, food & wine.
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As the first step of the ambitious store modernisation, the 28,000 sq ft two main lower-ground levels had to become the absolute expression of contemporary luxury and redefine the Harvey Nichols shopping experience for male fashion customers. The space features the brand’s new design concept which moves away from the traditional shop-in-shop format and instead features a ‘collection of specialised boutiques’, where rooms are treated as a gallery of eclectic and art installations. The revamped Menswear department houses 270 brands from the world’s most exciting designers, over 50 of which are new brands for launch, many offering exclusive collections available only at Harvey Nichols.
2017 Retail Week Interiors Awards
Best Fashion Retail Interior
A new layout was achieved by stripping out the entire ground floor and removing structural walls to create a more free-flowing space with more vistas across the entire floor. A new stair core was also constructed.
Reflecting Harvey Nichols' finesse, the beauty floor encompasses Romanesque pillars, bronze display counters, plush soft furnishings and wall-to-wall white marble to enhance the peach undertones.
To create strong, geometric patterns, three varieties of concrete were integrated with grey and white marbles, as well as new materials such as resin and printed plywood panelling.
For added texture, semi-translucent polycarbonate panels were installed to contrast with the plastered ceiling and light troughs, giving a high gloss, mirrored effect.
The new Menswear department features 'controlled disruption' where traditional, luxury fabrics are juxtaposed with more architectural, textured materials such as 5,200 egg cups, pebble dash, stained plywood in sculpted 3D patterns, brick slips and slate roofing tiles.
Vintage furniture, custom-designed carpets and rugs appear in almost every room, in addition to hand-made two-tone concrete tiles in the Contemporary Room.
The new and vast Style Concierge suite features multiple interlinked large dressing rooms that allow the space to be either compartmentalised or used as a grand private space.
Vast mirror surfaces, generous fitting rooms all fitted with modesty cupboards, mobile phone charging points and interesting pieces of contemporary furniture and art, as well as a private bar, ensure that customers are treated to a 5* experience.
Covering 13,000 sq ft Harvey Nichols’ Ground Floor beauty destination offers fashion-conscious customers the very best in brands, services and exclusive beauty events.
The new Beauty Concierge (the first of its kind in the UK) transforms the service offer through impartial advice across all 221 brands, from the best edit of niche, new-to-market and global names. The new fragrance space also houses over 75 of the finest selection of scents.