The Black's photo shop at Trinity Common in Brampton, Ont., provides a wide variety of services and supplies to the photography and imaging market. II by IV Design Associates Inc. (Toronto) designed the store with this purpose in mind.
The store's exterior features oversized photo images, illuminated signage and charcoal-gray stucco. Inside, some of these elements are reflected in charcoal and perforated metal touches and large graphics. MDF fixtures, in clear and pearwood stains, fill the space, accentuating a central rotunda coffee bar. Lounge seating and product displays form a circular pattern for customers to explore.
Client Team: Black's , Markham, Ont. -- Rob Smith, president/ceo; Steven Poole, vp imaging and new business development; Bruce Van Allen, vp property development
Design Team: II by IV Design Associates Inc., Mississauga, Ont. (audio/video); Momentum Textiles, Irvine, Calif. (fabrics); Meubles Busch, St. Therese, Que. (fixturing); Phoenix Floor Products, Toronto (marmoleum flooring); Wanderosa, Bolton, Ont. (slatwall); Black's, Markham, Ont. (graphics); Helios Lighting, Brno, Czech Republic (lighting); StoneTile, Idaho Falls, Idaho (stone flooring); Everest Signs Ltd., Markham, Ont. (signage); Benjamin Moore Paint Co., Montvale, N.J. (paint); Formica Corp., Cincinnati (laminate); C.L.O. Glass, Weston, Ont. (glass); Cyro Industreis, Rockaway, N.J. (acrylic); 3M, St. Paul, Minn. (glass film) DuRock Alfacing Intl. Ltd., Woodbridge, Ont. (stucco)
Photography: David Whittaker, Toronto