Olive + Piper is a Vancouver-based jewelry brand that creates beautiful, affordable pieces with a mix of classic, timeless aesthetics and of-the-moment trends. Founded in 2012 by CEO Tania Yan, the company has steadily grown from its early life as a multi-brand jewelry e-commerce business to its current state as a standalone brand with a full suite of original products and a growing team of designers and support staff. To accommodate this growth, Olive + Piper commissioned Studio Roslyn to design their Gastown studio, showroom and fulfillment space which houses their entire operation.
Our approach to the project involved a focus on three key areas: reflect and elevate the brand and its culture through physical space, find creative ways to delineate and create flexible space to accommodate operational requirements, and make it beautiful, contemporary and reflective of today.
The subject address, located in the historic Gastown district of Vancouver, is reminiscent of a New York City brownstone and has proportions, delineation and features consistent with a residential space. We embraced this, developing a design direction that is warm, intimate, comfortable and reflective of home. A cozy, relaxing space to work, shop and create.
Given its multi-functional usage as a showroom, meeting space, design studio and warehouse, we maximized its flexibility through the creation of distinct areas for meeting, socializing, storing/fulfilling product and relaxing. We sourced a variety of interesting textures, materials and textiles including leather, concrete, carpet, brass, drapery, wallpaper and several painted finishes to provide visual interest, add depth and allow for creative division and flexibility to reorganize space as required. These are executed in a palette that is romantic and contemporary, balancing soft neutrals with bold splashes of colour to give a fresh, modern feel.
- Vancouver, BC
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