- Location London, UK
- Status Built
- Service Interior design
- Sector Retail
- Area 1,470m²/15,820ft²
- Client Harrods
Our redesign of Harrods’ Menswear department is Make’s fourth project for the flagship London department store. We’ve reconnected this lower-ground space to the store’s main retail area and transformed it into a generous hall with a unique but distinctly ‘Harrods’ identity.
We began by raising the ceiling height to increase the sense of space and installing a softly coffered ceiling that references the nearby Art Deco staircase and lift lobby. We also realigned the entrances with our newly renovated Hans Crescent Escalator Hall to improve visual connections and customer flow. Finally, we rationalised the mechanical services to deliver more retail space. Along with larger clothing and accessories collections and a new front-of-house space, the department now offers an unparalleled selection of lifestyle brands, a dedicated monogramming service and a private made-to-measure fitting room.
A vital aspect of the brief was imparting a sense of understated luxury, which we delivered with bespoke fixtures, feature lighting, and a rich material palette of marble and bronze. Drawing on the concept of a curated museum display, our design includes glass vitrines and marble plinths that highlight key products.
With our engaging layout and beautiful interiors, we’ve re-established the historic lineage of Harrods’ main floors and created a new hub within the store – a prime destination for shoppers and brands alike.
Reinforcing the existing internal planning of halls and vestibules defines Harrods from other department stores; the brand is just as definable internally as outside.