Smokey Vale is a new concept store, barbershop, and gallery space in the heart of Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. We designed, built, and installed their custom store fixtures using a warm mix of cherry, walnut, Carrara marble, and black patinated steel.
We created the slat wall with adjustable shelves, three barber station cabinets outfitted for towel warmers, two clothing racks and two displays, a bar cart, the purchase station, and three hanging dividers in the barbershop for added social distancing protection.
In addition to the physical build-out, we also designed their new website using customized templates, provided content and strategy for social media and local advertising, and designed and produced their business cards, postcards, and stickers.
Chanel Coco Mademoiselle
Chanel ushered in Spring with their Coco Mademoiselle fragrance collection and three free-standing displays inspired by Parisian apartments.
Featuring both interior and exterior scenes, one side of the display had French doors with a balcony view, a sheer curtain that matched the perfume, and wall shelving that held merchandise.
The opposite side featured an ornamental wrought iron railing, which we laser-cut in-house, and beautifully lit graphic elements. We hand applied a faux plaster finish to the exterior walls and fabricated the multiple backlit Chanel logos.
Harry's Grand Central Kiosk
Harry’s, the men’s grooming supplies startup, asked us to customize a Grand Central Station kiosk for the 2015 holiday season.
They came to us with an aesthetic inspired by newsstands from the 1920s and 30s.
We engineered their design to fit within the parameters of the freestanding kiosk structure and featured a beautiful marble countertop and white oak drawer storage below.
Coinciding with their 2019 first floor redesign, Saks unveiled Iconic Handbags with 17 larger than life handbag replicas displayed with dramatic lighting in their windows on Fifth Avenue.
We undertook this project first by 3D scanning each of the bags and making detailed technical drawings of each window display. Using the meticulous painting skills of our team, we applied several faux marble finishes to the three feet wide sculptures and added details like clasps and chains that we laser cut and hand sculpted.
Each window design was unique and had to be test fitted with the mounted handbags in our studio before our team installed all 17 windows over the course of a few days and nights.
Daniel Buren with Bortolami Gallery
Stand and Build has worked with Daniel Buren for multiple exhibitions over the years at Bortolami Gallery in New York City and in Miami for Bortolami’s programming initiative “Artist / City.”
Precision is vital because Buren repeats the exact same stripe motif in all his pieces.
Cautious to call his work “installation,” the Parisian conceptual artist blurs the line between art and architecture by activating a space and inviting the architecture to become part of the artwork.
This stunning home library started out as a completely raw space with plaster walls and exposed pipes. We built all the pieces in-house using solid walnut and walnut veneer that we then spray finished with a clear lacquer for a polished look.
We engineered very specific wall panels for each corner to hide the irregular structure of the room, as well as a hinged panel in the ceiling that was necessary to access the wiring. Sound-absorbing felt cut to mimic the CNC wall grooves was added to the ceilings to further enhance the ambience of the room.
In collaboration with MADE, an all-women team surveyed the site, created the shop drawings, managed, built, and installed the work, which is not unusual for Stand and Build, but still worth noting.
Bonobos Brick and Mortar
The focus of the Bonobos Guideshops is to provide a highly personalized customer experience. The shopper is fitted onsite for clothing before placing an order that ships to their home.
In collaboration with Reform Creative, we helped Bonobos transition from ecommerce to a 1,500 square foot brick and mortar in SoHo.
We began the process with material sampling, prototyping and surveying the raw space. The end result featured patinaed steel and sapele wood fixtures for the dressing rooms with cheeky labels.
31 Nights of Halloween
Saks Fifth Avenue celebrated 31 Nights of Halloween with some spooky Hocus Pocus-themed window displays.
We crafted the extra large spell book with hand stitched faux leather and a hand painted green eyeball. The custom backdrop was built to support videos of blinking cat eyes that we animated in-house.
The windows were on display for the entire month of October for themed events with other brands.
The Fendi Roma Amor collection debuted with a store take-over in Miami Design District in the spring of 2019.
Stand and Build was instrumental in outfitting the store with a unique build-out made up of arches, tunnels and groovy curves.
We installed custom shelves and fabricated walls of fanned-out polycarbonate panels that were LED-lit from behind. We also built and spray finished several curved clothing racks to match the bright color way of the vinyl. Our team installed it all on site in Miami.
Mastering the Metropolis: New York and Zoning, 1916-2016
In 2016, Stand and Build created the display structures for an exhibition about New York zoning on New York’s historic Museum Mile.
It marked the occasion of the 100th anniversary of America’s first comprehensive zoning resolution that was essential in creating New York City’s neighborhoods and iconic skyline.
In collaboration with MGMT., we built a dynamic system of steel trusses with adjustable feet for the walls, ceiling, and floor to give structure to the flow of the exhibition. These painted steel mesh walls and delicately finished baltic birch panels, as well as custom pedestals and vitrines, were the backdrops for the exhibition’s artifacts, maps, photographs, and signage.
Penetrables at Galerie Lelong & Co.
For the first time in New York, the multi-sensorial installations of Hélio Oiticica, an influential Brazilian sculptor and installation artist, were installed at Galerie Lelong.
Stand and Build worked directly with the estate of the artist to build his “Penetrables” to meticulous specifications.
Oiticica’s work relies on viewer interaction and experience so functionality and durability of these sculptures was of utmost importance. In one piece, viewers could move the bright yellow panels to activate the work.