When Atkinsons perfumery decided to return to London, the brand had no intention of cutting corners. After a 67-year hiatus from the city, Atkinsons had found a home for its new flagship store at the iconic Burlington Arcade in Mayfair. Making the most of the space was CEO Dino Pace’s first concern, and he enlisted designer Christopher Jenner to do it.
Burlington Arcade is England’s oldest shopping arcade, and it attracts a pedigree of customer that is unparalleled. Browsing the stores inside, customers could find themselves rubbing shoulders with celebrities, or even members of the Royal Family. Jenner turned to high specification fit out and construction specialist ITS Interiors to make his vision a reality.
ITS used a variety of timbers in the project, including American Black Walnut, American Tulipwood, and Sapele, all of which were supplied by Quercus. These products were used in the creation of stunning joinery elements in ITS’s joinery shop, and some high end exclusive finishes on site. Chris Howe, the company’s Board Director, describes the job as “one of the most unique and detail centric fit outs we at ITS have done for some time.”
The work has garnered plaudits from the luxury world, raking in high praise from publications like Billionaire Magazine, GQ and Vogue. It is a lasting testament to all those involved in the design and construction process. And, from the supplier’s perspective, it’s a lovely feeling to say that our timber is – literally now, given where it is based – fit for a king.