In 2016 Marlows, like many garden centres across the country, decided to further their centres offering by adding a new café and lifestyle area. Marlows have been in business for over 30 years and are a destination garden centre continuously looking to add to their unique products, great service and multifaceted business offering.
To create the initial design concept Marlows chose design house Pleydell Smithyman who then employed Stagecraft for manufacture and installation. Stagecraft were selected for the job of refurbishing the new department due to their competitive pricing, excellent reputation and strong working relationship with Pleydell – having worked with them on a number of previous projects.
Stagecraft used their expertise in retail display design and manufacture to transform Pleydell’s fantastic designs into workable and functional retail solutions. The unit designs incorporated a mixture of varying timber types, metalwork and numerous finish options for which Stagecraft was able to accommodate. With over 30 years’ experience in the manufacturing industry Stagecraft are able to work with a vast range of materials from solid wood to OSB boards and metalwork to create upmarket, quality display units.
Mixed materials created a contemporary urban theme throughout the new lifestyle department and café area. Through the gift and lifestyle department light colours and white elements were used to make colourful products stand out creating fantastic displays. Warmer tones and dark wood were used for the café area to create a relaxed social atmosphere which has become a central part of the centre experience. Stagecraft ability to create pieces with both timber and metalwork was essential for this project and is a particular selling point for customers seeking unique and engaging displays.