For those who've read our story book, you'll know our workshop is relatively small. Small enough to replicate and fit inside a shop.

Earlier this year, we teamed up with menswear designer Kestin Hare to develop an in-store display for both of his UK menswear outlets. With one stores in Edinburgh and Shoreditch - London, we set ourselves a brief to create a walk-in display that mimicked the Banton Frameworks workshop.

Whilst there are many eyewear brands out there, we pride ourselves on our unique ability of in-house, UK based manufacture. Whilst our workspace might be small, our dream is big; to grow and to become the leading manufacturer of eyewear in the UK. To celebrate our ambition and story, Hare and his retail team accommodated our "workshop inside a shop" concept. 

In the usual Banton Frameworks fashion, we designed and built the installation ourselves to replicate the small shed-unit in which we hand make our frames. 30mm square pine beams conjoin via a bespoke bracket system.

These white brackets enable suitable strength to create a 'wire frame house' effect. This approach eliminated the need for cumbersome cross-members, thus harmonising with the store's spaciousness. To create the walk-in expereince, we simulated a full-height door through which customers can access our sunglasses and spectacle frames.

The display will initially take place in the Shoreditch store with the intention of relocating to the Leith store later this summer. If you are in the Shoreditch area, we suggest you make a visit to Kestin Hare, Rivington Street in Shoreditch to experience our recent retail project. There, you can find an array of menswear clothing in what is a well executed range of UK men's fashion design, apparel and accessories.

kestinahre.com

@kestinhare

42-44 Rivington St, London EC2A 3QP

 

 

Preliminary image of KH shop display

 

 

MARCH - PRELIMINARY CONCEPT DRAWING FOR KH STORE

 

Initial stages of construction

 

 

APRIL - Initial construction

 

 

Construction 

 

Completion 

 

 

JUNE '18 - KESTIN HARE, SHOREDITCH STORE INSTALLATION.

 

 

Arrived at Kestin Hare Shoreditch 

 

 Final touches to the Banton Frameworks display insdie Kestin Hare

 

 Kestin Hare, Banton Frameworks display complete

 

 Banton Frameworks sunglasses and spectacles, made here in the UK

 

 

Banton Frameworks sunglasses and spectacles, made here in the UK

 

 

Banton Frameworks sunglasses and spectacles, made here in the UK

 

 

Kestin hare, menswear, Banton Frameworks, Shoreditch


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