• The LCBO (Liquor Control Board of Ontario) opened a new shop at Eglinton and Dunfield in Toronto. Designed by locally based II By IV Design, the theme is called “Urban Infill.” The entry is intimate with subtle winery references.

  • An idyllic vineyard wall graphic behind a long linear cash desk further defines the entrance as customers transition to the main retail area, entering into a stunning double-height volume.

     

  • The store features high-ceilings, herringbone-tiled floors, bleached oak woods and details with an artisanal quality. Approximately 7,000 square feet of display space showcases more than 150 Ontario wines and a wide selection of Ontario craft beers. The store design is intentionally created to complement a curated product mix that is a result of extensive market research, matching products and services to local tastes and demographics, as well as community interests.

  • Key to the Urban Infill concept is the VINTAGES section, which is designed predominantly as a runway with open wine crates displaying premium products in a manner that implies a “hand-picked” process.

  • Flanking the main runway, traditional shelving systems are given a unique twist with call-outs to featured product contained within oxblood red frames, which further serve to break up the monotony of endless rows of bottles and create visual interest.

  • Creating whimsy, beer kegs with pulls, found recycled wine barrels, and crates sourced from local wineries line the walls above product shelves in the double-story volume

  • Finishing touches include bold and high contrast wayfinding graphics which ensure that brands and sub brands are clearly identified, as well as an even pure white LED lighting that strategically allows the product to take centre stage.

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Carl Hansen & Son, New York
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Clarins, King of Prussia, Pa.
July 5, 2017

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