FIKA Herbal Goods, Toronto Design: GH&A Design Studio, Montréal Photography: Brennan Suche, Toronto
FIKA Herbal Goods is a 1678-sq.-ft. cannabis store in Toronto’s historic Distillery District. The GH&A Design Studio team retained the original concrete columns, floor, and brick walls to create an interior that pulls patrons in. Craftsmanship took inspiration from deep woods and earthy tones to create a feeling of comfort and familiarity.
Three centrally located Flower Bars made of walnut with stone countertops are the heartbeat of the space and allow for personalized service. Cascading magnifying domes display cannabis flower by strain and strength, making it easy to navigate.
The judges deemed this a ‘beautiful store.” Adding, “It’s a great new take on a dispensary. There are interesting details in every corner.”
Innovation Award for Visual Merchandising.
Architect: Greystone Design Group, Toronto
General Contractor: Petretta Construction, Oldcastle, Ont. Suppliers: Peregrine Retail Design Manufacturing, Burnaby, BC (fixturing); Homier Luminaires, Montréal (lighting)
51st International Design Award Winners
The Class of 2021 includes:
Bloomie’s, Fairfield, Va. CDF Macau, Cotai Citi, New York City Empório Santa Maria, São Paulo FIKA Herbal Goods, Toronto Grand Central Mimico, Etobicoke House of Rituals, Body & Mind Spa, Amsterdam The Hyundai Seoul, Seoul Johnnie Walker, Edinburgh M&M’s, Berlin MAPCO, Sevierville, Tenn. Madison Décor Studio, North York NHL, New York City Puma, New York City Todd Snyder, New York City Treat, JKF International Airport – Store of the Year St. Marche, São Paulo Shinsegae Art Science, Daejeon Wilson, New York City
You can see the entire awards presentation here.
The 51st International Design Awards was sponsored by Little, BHDP, Cadan Photography, and IA, Interior Architects.