Frank & Oak: Montreal, Stanley Street
GRANDS PRIX DU DESIGN – 9th edition
The collaboration between the KANVA design firm and the men’s fashion brand Frank & Oak is a beautiful example of a meeting of elegant minds. The renowned clothing company retained this team of architects, which, for the last 10 years, has been creating spaces that have a narrative and that are markers of the city’s contemporary culture, to design its flagship 5,200 sq. ft. store located in the heart of Montreal. The architectural transformation uses the verticality of the new open atrium to unify and give coherence to the space’s multiple functions. The store on three levels houses a clothing boutique, a barbershop and a café.The interior strategy showcases the building’s original palette of brick and steel, creating a rich contrast with Frank & Oak’s more refined products.Another layer of warmth is characterized by white oat accents, of which the most notable are the staircase and the clothing displays. This exceptional space has made the store a place to meet people and hang out. The quality of the design provides an experience of harmony and refinement that feels like a most natural fit.
CategoryCommercial Space, 1,600 to 5,400 sq. ft. award