We have recently designed the UK’s first ‘Empty Shop’, a creative pop-up shop concept founded in Brazil.
The Empty Shop is an eye-catching space in Manchester Arndale where shopper’s donated clothes are displayed imaginatively by a team of stylists and bloggers. The fashion exhibits are then taken away each night and donated to homeless charity The Mustard Tree.
We were approached and briefed by fit-out company Clarke Gough and Manchester Arndale to design the unique space.
Ben Davies of Clarke Gough said: “We knew that the NoChintz team would deliver a spectacular design and their understanding of the complex brief – and unique concept – really shows in the finished article.
“They created 3D images and models throughout the process which meant that we could truly visualise and understand their ideas at every stage.”
The Empty Store is a brightly illuminated open-sided square featuring three stark white fashion mannequins. It will be open for donations until 2nd February and is located in the Exchange Court area of Manchester Arndale.
NoChintz associate director Leanne Wookey added: “It was an unusual and exciting brief and exactly the type of project that the team loves getting their teeth into. It’s not your typical retail space, but an amalgamation of a retail, exhibition and events area, so we drew upon all of these subjects to create something bold, modern and crowd-pleasing. It was an amazing project to be part of.”