Commercial Fabrication Projects Retail

Toronto-Due West Fashion Collective

Project Name: Due West Fashion Collective
Location: Yorkville district, Toronto, Ontario
Architect: Quadrangle Architects
Client/Owner: DWND Clothing
Installation: SoDi Designs
Fabrication Estimates, Drawing Review: Architecture Experience Inc.

Project Types: Retail, fashion, commercial space
Project Scope: Interior design, interior finish-out, visual merchandising, custom furniture design, installation
Size: 2,750 sq.ft.
Year Completed: 2014

Photography: Due West, Ben Rahn / A-Frame Studio

Due West is an independent retailer, now established in one of downtown Toronto’s busiest shopping destinations. Their collection includes premium men’s and women’s outerwear, apparel, footwear and accessories in a mix of contemporary, designer, technical outerwear and advanced sportswear.

The award winning interior design consists of black perimeter, custom bronze modular shelving and unique lighting designed by Quadrangle with the fabrication of Architecture Experience Inc. partnered with SoDi Designs.

Our scope of work included fabrication and installation of custom visual merchandising elements including a continuous-line concept bronzed steel clothing rods with shelving and mobile units in a modern 5,000 sq. ft. boutique. Working with SoDi Designs, Architecture Experience Inc. assisted in developing details, shop drawings, project estimates, and fabrication. Special rusticated decorative finishes were applied to the entirely-custom shelving system.

The project architects won the ARIDO Award for Bespoke Retail Display System in 2015. –