Housewares chain Habitat has launched a gallery at its Kings Road store in London.
The design initiative, called Platform, is open to the public during store hours and will provide a space for discussions, talks and other design-related events. The aim is to share “remarkable and thought-provoking design with our customers to encourage, support and promote talent”.
Curated by former store designer Suzanne Trocmé, Platform at Habitat will initiate design ideas and provide networking opportunities for architects and designers “and serve as a space for brand creativity”.
The first exhibition comprises images from minimalist designer John Pawson’s book, A Visual Inventory. Extracting pairs of images from the book,Platform pairs John’s own photographs with Habitat’s white birch picture frames.
Habitat has two other stores, both in London, on Finchley Road and Tottenham Court Road.