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Marc Laurent Store, Phase 1, Toronto (1984-1986)

Marc Laurent Store, Phase 1, Toronto (1984-1986)

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People

  • Kuwabara Payne Mckenna Blumberg Architects (archive creator)
  • Bruce Kuwabara (architect)
  • Thomas Payne (architect)

Title

Marc Laurent Store, Phase 1, Toronto (1984-1986)

Dates of creation

1986

Level of archival description

Project

Extent and Medium

  • 40 drawings
  • 1 photograph

Scope and Content

This project series documents the interiors of the Marc Laurent store at 110 Bloor Street West in Toronto from 1984-1986. A project number assigned by the office is not identifiable.

This project consisted of alterations to the interior of the high end retail store prior to the founding of KPMB, by Bruce Kuwabara and Thomas Payne. The design consisted of the removal and replacement of lighting fixtures, walls, change rooms and window displays. The project also included the design of a cash counter and new display furnishings such as mobile units, rack systems and a parallelogram unit. The rack system was made so that retail workers could easily reconfigure the design and locations of the racks based on merchandizing needs. Dark colours were used throughout the store including for the flooring, walls, and furnishings.

The project is recorded through original drawings and a photograph dating from 1988 to around 1989. The drawings consist of a set of sections, plans, details for display and counter furnishings issued for construction, sketch plans, perspectives, and elevations. The photograph shows the finished interiors.

Reference Number

AP056.S1.1984.PR01

Arrangement

Materials in this project series have been compiled from multiple accessions and arranged by material type.

Location

Toronto Ontario Canada

Related units of description

  • Records for related projects are also included in this fonds, see: AP056.S1.1988.PR01, Marc Laurent Store, Phase 2, Toronto; AP056.S1.1989.PR01, Marc Laurent Store, Phase 3, Toronto; AP056.S1.1991.PR08, Marc Laurent Store, Phase 4 Hugo Boss Store, Toronto; and AP056.S1.1995.PR04, Marc Laurent Store, Phase 5, Toronto.

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    • Reference Number: AP056.S1.1984.PR01.001
    • Title: Set of sections, plans, and details for display and counter furnishings issued for construction, Marc Laurent Store, Phase 1, Toronto
    • Dates of creation: 1986
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Kuwabara Payne Mckenna Blumberg Architects (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 23 drawings

    Dimensions:

    Sheet: 61 x 48 cm

    Credit line:

    Kuwabara Payne Mckenna Blumberg fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Kuwabara Payne Mckenna Blumberg Architects/
    Gift of Kuwabara Payne Mckenna Blumberg Architects

    Folder Number:

    056-005-05

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    • Reference Number: AP056.S1.1984.PR01.002
    • Title: Interior photograph, Marc Laurent Store, Phase 1, Toronto
    • Dates of creation: circa 1986
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Kuwabara Payne Mckenna Blumberg Architects (archive creator)
    • Steven Evans (photographer)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 photograph

    Credit line:

    Kuwabara Payne Mckenna Blumberg fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Kuwabara Payne Mckenna Blumberg Architects/
    Gift of Kuwabara Payne Mckenna Blumberg Architects

    Folder Number:

    056-008-06

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    • Reference Number: AP056.S1.1984.PR01.003
    • Title: Elevations, floor plans and perspectives, Marc Laurent Store, Phase 1, Toronto
    • Dates of creation: 1986
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Kuwabara Payne Mckenna Blumberg Architects (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 17 drawings

    Dimensions:

    Sheet: 44 x 31 cm

    Credit line:

    Kuwabara Payne Mckenna Blumberg fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Kuwabara Payne Mckenna Blumberg Architects/
    Gift of Kuwabara Payne Mckenna Blumberg Architects

    Folder Number:

    056-003-04

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