Glynn Purnell

Birmingham, UK

The brief

The retail experience is more than just shopping and the Restaurant and Bar at Harvey Nichols Mailbox had to integrate a first class food offer as an attraction in its own right, combining all-day dining run by a Michelin star chef Harvey Nichols with a cocktail bar together with a wine shop and food market.

A real destination that would make customers want to relax and spend time in the store...even after retail hours.

Our approach

Accessed via a sweeping staircase for after hours drinks or directly connected to the store during the day the space is warm and versatile, communicating the renewed spirit of the brand whilst having its own character and identity. The inclusion of the wine tasting and retail area and the food market create a strong integrated offer within a simple but sophisticated architectural envelope.