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View to runway, host & bar, office and showroom. Photo credit: Larry Arnal

Christopher Bates Studio

PrizeHonorable Mention in Interior Design / Other Interior Design
Firm LocationToronto, Canada
Project location220 Yonge St, Toronto, Ontario M5B 2L7 Canada
Companydkstudio architects inc.
Lead ArchitectDmytriy Pereklita
Design TeamAnna Kao, Karen Mak, Niloufar Amini, Diana Hyun
ClientChristopher Bates

Christopher Bates Studio is a flexible multi-use space for an established yet rising Canadian fashion designer. An office, showroom, fashion runway, and VIP event space all packed into 1000 sq. ft. - the Studio reveals a synergy of fashion and architecture; brand and design. Without a traditional storefront, the Studio relies a wow factor upon entry. All visitors enter right onto the glossy white runway with an oversized 3-dimensional logo wall forming the backdrop. The changing room is tucked “backstage". Shoppers try on clothes and take the stage, walk the catwalk, snap a selfie.