Dicentra, a wholesale flower store
a wholesale flower store
Architect: Rina Lovko
Location: Kiev
Type: Retail
Area: 300 sq m
Year: 2019
Photo: Alexey Yanchenkov
concept | design | retail | public space | flower store | urban
The customer, a wholesale flowers supplier Dicentra, contacted us for the second time.
Dicentra has a huge warehouse and there it was necessary to create a retail space. The
main point in the terms of reference was the construction of two refrigerators in one room.

A Soviet-era building similar to a hangar – 300 meters of open space without partitions.
Previously, it was a workshop on the left bank of Kiev.

The budget is limited, the area is
huge, the deadlines are tight, and customer’s trust is complete. The conditions are
challenging, so we had to look for non-standard solutions.
All furniture is made of stainless steel and is lined with gray terazzo plates.
The furniture corners are cut at 45 degrees.
Our studio previously developed a florists table for the Dicentra store in Lviv. Then they
put the same, but from other materials. It is double-sided, with drawers and waste bins for
stainless steel waste on both sides. The table is heavy, but on wheels, so it can be moved
around - this is useful on days that are selling for flower suppliers: March 8, February 14 and
school holidays. The need to move the table was also in the technical task. Above the table
is a lamp with a diffuser for comfortable work, but on the contrary a mirror, as florists, in the
process of working, need to see the bouquet from the side.

For the store's visitors, we put practical and light outdoor furniture – metal tables and chairs.
We decorated the guest area with plants, so the guests feel themselves in a tropical forest.
We developed mobile shelves for transporting flowers. Flowers are always different, so
the shelves were made with special milling, which allows you to quickly change the height of
the mount. Shelves made of black perforated stainless steel.
The purple Magenta color was chosen to dilute their overall metal background.
Already in the process of work, an unexpected item appeared in the terms of reference – the
office of top-managers. We found a solution: to make the office completely mirrored and
place it in the room like a cube with edges, so it does not interfere with communications.
This solution visually increases the space and it seems that the
long hangar becomes even longer.
The main entrance is made of red perforated mesh.
Against the background of the industrial zone, the entrance is very noticeable, which is
advantageous in terms of retail sales.

Dicentra, a wholesale flower store

Dicentra, a wholesale flower store

A wholesale flower store. A Soviet-era building similar to a hangar – 300 meters of open space without partitions. Previously, it was a workshop Read More