Card was appointed about two months ago. LN-CC had spoken to other designers, but chose Card because of his understanding of the concept.
Card’s father, a project manager, helped fit the store, and creative director John Skelton led the project.
Daniel Mitchell, LN-CC brand director, says, ‘We wanted to create a real experience – somewhere totally unique in an unexpected part of town, and as far from a traditional shop as possible.’
Card says that the main challenge was creating something permanent, as this is his first retail interiors project. He says, ‘There were a lot of practical implications I hadn’t dealt with before.’
He adds, ‘We tried to have something that could adapt and seasonally evolve.’
The interiors, which span approximately 600m2, will feature a ‘dark, ambient’ forest made of real trees. A wooden tunnel lined with orange Perspex leads into three unique concept rooms.
The changing rooms, which feature ‘pods on wheels’, can be used as a party space at night and an exhibition space will open next year.
The store will open on 29 November.