Eighth Generation Pike Place Flagship
Eighth Generation has a thriving online business and they needed a brick and mortar store to engage with the community and their clients. Our clients brought us in to develop their flagship store in the atrium area at Seattle’s Pike Place Market. Once a parking garage, we updated the space for our client through a major remodel, concept development and décor through display and furniture specifications. By working with the historic Pike Place Market committee, we were able to design a concept that reflected the contemporary direction of Eighth Generation while honoring the existing architecture and original wood beam details.
For the remodel, we painted the existing stamped concrete floor a vibrant teal blue to draw attention to the space from the areas above and to work with the existing materials. We also divided the space to meet the clients need for both retail and artist in resident or workshop activities. The bright white backdrop allows the product to take center stage and highlight that Eighth Generation is a company of contemporary inspired native artists.
Display pieces were created by collaborating with Eighth Generations’ in-house design studio and local crafts people with a focus on culturally significant cedar materials. To accommodate the companies growth, display pieces were chosen with flexibility in mind.
Eighth Generation is one of the fastest growing native owned companies. We’re proud to have been a part of this project and history in the making.
City Arts Magazine
PHOTOS BY HARIS KENJAR