Architectural innovations for retail

In London and throughout the UK the demand for a flagship retail store for the ever increasing high profile brands increases year on year. Designing and environment which screams quality reflecting their range of luxury products to their valued customers is the number one priority.

CANAL Architectural has recently engineered, fabricated and installed an elegant, bespoke staircase for the leading international premium luggage company, TUMI. Opening their new flagship London store located on Regent Street, TUMI chose CANAL from their previous completed prestigious projects that required their first feature staircase to reflect their signature brand using mirror polished elements.

In collaboration with the award winning designer Dror Benshetrit and architect Househam Henderson, the concept was to construct a dramatic, highly polished stainless steel and glass staircase. The elegant design of staircase appears to float in front of the rear wall creating a striking illusion. The stringers of the stair are constructed from 20mm polished stainless steel, adding a great strength to the structure. The glass balustrade was fabricated using 21.5mm low iron, toughened glass and features a polished stainless steel handrail, which follows the line of the stair onto the first floor balustrade, overlooking the ground floor below.

The attention to detail on this project was second to none, similar to each piece of TUMI luggage that sits proud on their shelves. This is shown through the extensive use of mirror polished stainless steel, individual nosing fixtures and finished with glossy porcelain treads.

To view a range of previous prestigious projects completed by the CANAL team, visit the website www.canal.eu.com and browse the latest innovations for commercial and residential environments.

Passing through London?
CANAL now has a brand new showroom at 11-12 Great Sutton St, EC1V 0BX. Pop in and say hello. Alternatively, visit CANAL at 100% Design in September at stand E7.