Early in January 2020 we met with the owner of Turkish-based boutique jeweller Meváris who was looking to open a new store in London’s prestigious Burlington Arcade in time for Easter.
Before work could start the world as we knew it suddenly changed as we plunged into lockdown. As we began to emerge into a very different world, travel restrictions and quarantine presented further difficulties for our client in Istanbul, who nevertheless was determined to open in the UK, albeit the deadline was now the 2020 Christmas trading period.
Working very closely with Meváris’s founder and creative director, Fatos Altinbas, the design concept was produced by London-based Innovare Design in conjunction with our drawing office and project team, who completed the design development and fit-out.
Although we have previously completed projects in the Grade 2 listed Burlington Arcade, where there can be no disruption to the other boutiques, Covid-19 restrictions added further challenges of working in a confined space on a small site.