SPACE, POP-UP

FIRST POP-UP SPACE IN LONDON'S NOTTING HILL
JANUARY 2020


Customers, retailers, designers, architects and industry insiders could see the collection in situ, in an exciting creative space shared with French heritage skincare brand Cosmydor.


The West London pop-up, conceived as a home-from-home, saw the collection in a range of inspiring lifestyle settings, designed to showcase its versatility and unique appeal. Made from plywood and built like a boat hull, the pieces are complex to design and produce and admired for their timeless, ergonomic appeal. Available in a range of colours, individual finishes include brass, lacquer and
wood.

 

The pop-up also saw Porte launching her first capsule cement tile range in collaboration with renowned French tile house Bahya. Designed around the RAILS motif, the pieces produce a striking, geometric feel. French-born Porte showcased her unique pieces alongside skincare brand Cosmydor, founded in 1877. The heritage French label, renowned for its handcrafted creams, serums and soaps, has been recently reimagined under the creative eye of Xavier Quattrocchi. ‘Displaying our products in the same space feels like a natural move,’ comments Porte, who has designed a limited-edition RAILS-inspired paper packet to encase Cosmydor’s elegant hand milled soaps. ‘Our brands have a synergy based on their mutual appreciation of organic materials and forms, plus a love of playful
design.’


The space, in lively Golborne Road, was inspired by the graphic shapes of Brazilian Modernism and the appeal of a nomadic existence in a digital age.

 

The soft fluid lighting designs of French maker Julien Barrault and plenty of lush foliage punctuated the interior, designed to browse and lounge in.
 

A Toile de Laque© panel by Atelier Maury adds texture, photographs by Amelia Lancaster and antique furniture, sourced by Porte at Quindry.net to complement her pieces, were available to buy.