Study: 2021
Construction: 2022
Store area: 180.00 s.q.m




Architects: Nikos Lykoudis, Ismene Papaspiliopoulou,
Irene Tricha, Ileana Toli

Photos: Yiagos Papadopoulos, Filopimin Lykoudis



Carpo stores combine the sale of freshly baked nuts and dried fruits with freshly grinded coffee and handmade chocolate. It is the fourth store of the company in London. The construction of a vertical sliding frame on the face of the store and of an exterior standing counter, interconnects the coffee zone with the public area and defines the entry, the basic movement towards the interior of the store and the functional areas of the site. This standing counter, which was a trademark in previous stores here is differentiated and is constructed from green marble from Tinos while under it recesses are created in the wooden showcase with similar decorations. For the first time the green marble from Tinos and solid walnut is used on the façade of the store. Natural materials and earthy colors were chosen to create a cozy atmosphere and the sense of familiarity. The wooden shelves, the coffee counter with marble and wood, the glass show case for the pans filled with nuts, all were designed for the best organization and display of products. Mounted system with spotlights on tracks, highlight the products, and point-suspension lamps emphasize details and give a special character. Handmade gilded mounted lights as new elements on the horizon of the store. On the façade, the large circular light (that was a special construction), the standing counter and the wooden entrance, balance with the rest components. The essential packaging materials (cans, boxes, bags, sacks etc.) were used as parts of the scenery and decoration.