Kowtow was established in 2007 with the desire to create an ethical label that would be the example of a fashion-forward, global thinking business. 11 years on, the label opens its flagship store in their hometown of Wellington.

A reflection of the brand’s ethical credentials, the store fit out utilises quality hand-crafted, locally sourced, recycled and sustainably harvested materials throughout. Minimalist simplicity and generosity anchor the stores spatial experience, while the layout is defined by the structured and rhythmic floor to ceiling timber slats, racking & shelving systems, allowing transparency and cohesion throughout.

The Eucalyptus timber screens and structures were designed and constructed as prefabricated components, allowing the manufacturing of each to take place with accuracy in the Makers Fabrication factory prior to onsite installation. This supported a rapid on-site project delivery & assembly.

In collaboration with Knight Associates.

Fit-out construction by Makers Fabrication.

Location: College St, Wellington, New Zealand

Completed: 2018