November 2012 / Detroit, MI
Nora is a houseware retail store in Midtown Detroit featuring products from a wide range of design influences ranging from Scandanavian design, Japanese craft, and a variety of regional artisans. The store was one of the first tenants to open in the new Auburn Building, located at the corner of Cass Avenue and Canfield Street.
The design uses clean, beautiful lines that showcase the products, creating a memorable retail experience. Laavu assisted with the curation of products, designed the interior space, and partnered with local artisans to build out the space. Laavu designed each element to be fabricated separately by several different Detroit artisans and then assembled together, to shorten the build out time. The project was designed and built in less than three months.
The Cass Table and the Adelaide Bench are part of the burgeoning Laavu OBJECT line currently being developed. Furniture and display pieces used whitewashed oak plywood, whitewashed reclaimed Douglas Fir, heated and waxed steel and reclaimed bolts, goat leather and Pewabic tiles.
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