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30/01/2017

Zaha Hadid - Early Paintings

This weekend we went to visit the collection of early paintings by Zaha Hadid that are currently on display at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery.

The exhibition showcases paintings and drawings dating back to the 1970's, and also includes a chance to see some of Hadid's sketchbooks. The...

19/01/2017

Winter Lights Festival at Canary Wharf

We love the spectacular installations that have been created as part of the Winter Lights festival at Canary Wharf. This collection of illuminated scultpures, structures and installations are worth braving the cold for! 

There is something for everyone and it's all free - but it'll be...

12/01/2017

Shop Trends to watch in 2017

MRA Director Anshu Srivastava was pleased to be asked to contribute to a recent article in Drapers - Jill Geoghegan asked five leading interior design firms how the best store designs will drive trade in 2017.

Anshu commented:

"Digital, localisation and a small footprint will be key...

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15/02/2016

Interior Design & Lighting at Matchesfashion.com

Anshu Srivastava was asked to take part in a short video about the design for the successful Matchesfashion.com store in Wimbledon. He joins Nulty+'s Ellie Coombs to discuss the design of the space and its lighting scheme, and how MRA worked in partnership with the team from Nulty+ to...

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31/03/2015

MRA Designs new SCHUH concept

MRA is pleased to announce that its new interior concept for leading footwear retailer schuh, known as twentyFIFTEEN, has been launched at its highly popular Bluewater Store and is now officially open.

Established in 1981, schuh has grown to become a hugely successful omni-channel...

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05/02/2015

We’re in Drapers January 2015!

We are pleased to announce that MRA features in the Janary 2015 edition of Drapers magazine. Speaking to Drapers, MRA Director, Anshu Srivastava, gives his predictions about this year's key shopfit design trends:

"We work at two levels: luxury brand and high street. We see different...

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08/12/2014

MRA Wins Silver at 2014 London Design Awards

Continuing the success story of the House of Hackney flagship store, Shoreditch High Street, MRA is delighted to announce that we are now a Silver Winner in the Interior Design Retail category at this year's London Design Awards.

"The awards provide a unique opportunity for all...

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13/11/2014

MRA at The FX Design Seminar

"Is the battle between physical store and online shopping over? Not according to our round-table gathering of designers specialising in retail, who have much to say about how brick-and-mortar can continue to take the fight to the screen" (FX Magazine)

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04/11/2014

Surface Design Awards 2015 Finalist

MRA has been shortlisted by The Surface Design Awards 2015 in the 'Retail Interior Surface' category for its flagship store for MATCHESFASHION.COM in Wimbledon Village, London SW19. The Awards recognise examples of progressive design and the use of innovative surfaces in projects both...

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20/10/2014

Retail Week Interiors Awards 2014

MRA is delighted to announce that the MATCHESFASHION.COM flagship store in Wimbledon Village, London, has been shortlisted in this year's Retail Week Interiors Awards in the Best Lighting and Fixturing category.

The award ceremony will be held on November 6, 2014 at the Hilton Hotel,...

22/09/2014

MRA at Design Junction

Our Director, Anshu Srivastava, was joined by Frieda Gormley founder and director of House of Hackney, in presenting a seminar at designjunction on Thursday 18 September. Anshu’s talk, entitled ‘High Street Kicks – the retail brand reinvented’ was very well-received. The seminar...

14/06/2014

MATCHESFASHION.COM featured in Drapers

MATCHESFASHION.COM features in Drapers magazine as this week’s ‘Shopwatch’. The store was given a glowing review – in their summary Drapers conclude:

‘As for an overall verdict on the new store, Gino da Prato, director of distributor fourmarketing, which supplies Matchesfashion, sums...

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24/04/2014

MATCHESFASHION.COM Opens

We are delighted to announce that MATCHESFASHION.COM's Wimbledon store, in London, is now officially open. 

Established in 1987 as a bricks-and-mortar retailer by Tom and Ruth Chapman, MATCHESFASHION.COM has grown into a global luxury omni-channel business with an international...

28/03/2014

Time Out’s 100 Best Shops: House of Hackney voted No.3

We are delighted to announce that House of Hackney's flagship store in Shoreditch, by MRA Architecture & Interior Design, has been voted No.3 in the Top 100 Best Shops in London by Time Out, being only bettered by the mighty Liberty and Selfridges. The store opened to the public June...

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22/03/2014

MRA Designs MATCHESFASHION.COM

MRA Architecture & Interior Design is delighted to announce its appointment by MATCHESFASHION.COM. Established in 1987 as a bricks-and-mortar retailer by Tom and Ruth Chapman, MATCHESFASHION.COM has grown into a global luxury omni-channel business with 14 London stores and an...

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21/03/2014

Design Week Awards: MRA Nominated

MRA are pleased to announce that we have been shortlisted for the Design Week Awards 2014 in the 'Retail Interiors' category for House of Hackney, Shoreditch. This will be the second time the project has been shortlisted for an award. 

The Awards Ceremony is due to take place on...

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14/02/2014

New House of Hackney Opens In Liberty

The success of fashion and lifestyle brand, House of Hackney, continues to grow with the opening this week of a new shop inside Liberty, the venerable department store on Regent Street, London.

Located on the fourth floor, the House of Hackney shop offers the brand’s full range of...

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21/01/2014

MRA Talks at Interiors UK

Congratulations to our Director, Anshu Srivastava, for giving a fascinating talk at yesterday's Interiors UK at the Birmingham NEC. Anshu's talk, which was followed by a Q&A session, described the recent fushion of Art, Fashion and Architecture in the luxury retail sector and with...

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15/01/2014

MRA Christmas P-Arty!

It's becoming a tradition at MRA that our Christmas celebrations include a morning of rigorous art-based activity. Last year it was a challenging life drawing session, this year we elected to do sculpture. The whole office descended on the Art Academy, Borough High Street, and with...

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09/01/2014

Interiors UK 20.01.14

MRA director, Anshu Srivastava, has been invited to give a talk at the Interiors UK exhibition, to be held at the NEC Birmingham on 20th January.

The title of his talk is:

Art, Fashion and Architecture – how online communication is influencing luxury brands and their retail...

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08/01/2014

Studio Artist - David Moore

We are pleased to announce that the MRA studio is currently exhibiting selected work by South London based artist, David Moore. This is part of MRA's continuing interest in the relationships between Art, Fashion and Architecture. David's work has been a welcome treat to staff and...

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19/12/2013

We’re In FX Magazine Nov 2013

Wendy Marshall, interior designer at MRA Architecture and Interior Design, writes for the November edition of FX Magazine. In Art & Retail: Future Directions, Wendy looks at how fashion retailers are increasingly using art to add value and create exciting retail environments. Here's...

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09/12/2013

MRA In Lighting Magazine

MRA Director Stephanie Srivastava chooses her favourite luminaires and lamp designs for the December edition of Lighting.

'Stephanie Srivastava is a director at MRA Architecture and Interior Design. Since joining MRA in 2005, Stephanie has been responsible for the design of numerous...

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18/11/2013

Handelstrender - Swedish Blog

MRA are delighted to announce that Swedish international retail blog, Handelstrender (which translates as 'Retail Trends'), features the House of Hackney flagship store in Shoreditch, London. Here is the blog entry translated:

MRA Architecture & Interior Design has created the first...

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05/11/2013

Specification Magazine - House of Hackney

MRA are proud to be featured in the October edition of Specification Magazine. The article reads:

MRA designs London flagship store for House of Hackney

FOUNDED IN 2011 LUXURY BRITISH BRAND, HOUSE OF HACKNEY, HAD SUCCESSFULLY BUILT UP A CULT FOLLOWING THROUGH ITS STOCKISTS AND...

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17/10/2013

FX Magazine - Anshu Srivastava

MRA are excited to announce that  MRA Director, Anshu Srivastava, features in the October edition of FX. Here's the article in full: 

"He’s a well-travelled man, and one with several interests that don’t involve architecture and interior design... From Manchester, London, Paris, to...

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11/10/2013

Interior Beaute - House of Hackney

Continuing MRA's outstanding press coverage for the House of Hackney store in Shoreditch, this great project now features in the October 2013 edition of INTERIOR BEAUTE, the Hong Kong-based interior design magazine. 

The store showcases the young brand's full product range, including...

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25/09/2013

Matchesfashion.com Appoints MRA

MRA is delighted to announce its recent appointment by MATCHESFASHION.COM, London’s foremost luxury multi-brand retailer. Following on from the spectacular success of the MATCHESFASHION.COM online business in recent years, MRA has been asked to create an entire new interior retail...

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19/09/2013

FX Interior Design Awards 2013

MRA are proud to be nominated for the FX Interior Design Awards 2013 in two categories: Best Retail Space for House of Hackney, Shoreditch and Breakthrough Talent of the Year for Director, Anshu Srivastava. After 10 years of building our practice, we are delighted that a number of our...

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03/09/2013

Love Republic Appoints MRA

MRA has been hired by Russian fashion brand LOVE REPUBLIC to create an entire new store concept. This new design will be rolled out across their existing and new stores. LOVE REPUBLIC is part of the Melon Fashion Group which operates a total of 520 stores in Russia and beyond.

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13/08/2013

House of Hackney In Retail Focus

The widley acclaimed House of Hackney flagship store in Shoreditch, designed in collaboration with MRA Architecture & Interior Design, features in the August edition of Retail Focus. Here's the article in full:

British fashion and homeware brand House of Hackney has opened its first...

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11/07/2013

House of Hackney - Shoreditch Store Opens!

We are delighted to announce that House of Hackney's first ever store opened to the public on Friday June 7th.

The store, located on Shoreditch High Street, showcases House of Hackney's beautiful interiors range (described as "Colefax & Fowler on acid") together with their full...

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10/07/2013

Interiors Awards - Juicy Couture Shortlisted

MRA is proud to announce that the Juicy Couture flagship store on Regent Street has been shortlisted for this year’s Retail Week Interiors Awards in the Best Lighting and Fixturing category.

MRA Architecture & Interior design worked closely with Paul Nulty Lighting Design to develop...

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09/07/2013

Sweet Couture appoints MRA

Luxury cupcake brand Sweet Couture has appointed MRA as concept designers and architects for the design of its new and existing stores.

MRA has been exploring folding architecture to create a unqiue identity for this exciting new brand.

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25/06/2013

In The Driving Seat

When a well-known European Car company was developing a concept for a new advertising campaign, it turned to MRA Director Anshu Srivastava for inspiration.

Last week, a camera crew arrived at the MRA design studio in Borough for an exciting day of filming. Anshu was captured and...

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21/06/2013

Specification Magazine - MRA & The Future of Retail Design

MRA speaks to Specification Magazine (May 2013) about the future of retail design and the new Juicy Couture flagship store at 198 Regent Street., London W1. In the article MRA Director, Stephanie Srivastava, talks about the creation of good retail environments, the growing trend for...

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11/06/2013

Style Bubble Blog - House of Hackney

MRA appear in Style Bubble's blog (09 June), receiving glowing praise for their involvement in House of Hackney's newly opened store on Shoreditch High Street.

"After a year of securing this prime Shoreditch High Street spot, gutting it out and working with the brilliant MRA...

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24/05/2013

House of Hackney Opens Flagship Store

House of Hackney, the luxury British brand that blurs the lines between fashion and interiors, is set to open its first UK flagship store at 131 Shoreditch High Street on Friday 7th June 2013.

Founded by life and business partners, Frieda Gormley and Javvy M Royle, the foundations of...

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24/05/2013

Darc: Sweet Shapes

"A collaborative design process has resulted in a glamorous chandelier centrepiece for the new Regent Street home of Californian fashion brand Juicy Couture". Read the full Darc magazine article here:

When US fashion retailer Juicy Couture decided to launch a new store on London’s...

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24/05/2013

House of Hackney - Interview with MRA

Be sure to read the exclusive interview with MRA Directors, Anshu and Stephanie Srivastava, on House of Hackney's brilliant blog. 

Read out the full interview here:

http://www.houseofhackney.com/blog/?p=1055

In an exclusive interview, Anshu and Stephanie Srivastava speak to House of...

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01/04/2013

L’Arreda Negozi Magazine

We are delighted to be featuring on the cover of the March/April edition of AN magazine, the international magazine of shop furnishing and innovation.

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31/03/2013

Lux Magazine: Juicy Couture

MRA are delighted that Juicy Couture's UK flaghip store on Regent Street features in the February edition of Lux Magazine. Here's the article in full:

"Paul Nulty Lighting Design has come up with a bold and energy-efficient scheme for Juicy Couture’s flagship store on London’s Regent...

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16/03/2013

Southampton Solent Collaboration

MRA’s Wendy Marshall has collaborated with students at Southampton Solent University to produce a two-metre square art installation that uses ‘curve stitch’ to illustrate the Kano theory of product development and customer satisfaction.

Wendy, who holds a position as a guest lecturer...

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15/03/2013

Pechakucha Evening

We are delighted to report that the Pechakucha evening at the Surface Design Show was a great success.

Director Anshu Srivastava kicked off the series of ten presentations with a slide show reflecting on the self-build house project that he carried out in India back in the 1990s.

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09/02/2013

Lighting Design Awards Shortlist

MRA are proud to announce that the Juicy Couture flagship store on Regent St has been shortlisted for this year’s Lighting Design Awards. MRA Architecture & Interior design worked closely with Paul Nulty Lighting Design to develop the lighting concept for the store, and its amazing...

06/02/2013

MRA wins House of Hackney

MRA Architecture & Interior Design has been appointed to design House of Hackney’s first store in Shoreditch, London. The two-storey store will showcase House of Hackney’s full product range, from clothing to home furnishings. Speaking about the project, MRA Director Stephanie...

28/01/2013

PechaKucha Evening

MRA Director, Anshu Srivastava, will be participating in the PechaKucha Evening on Wednesday 6th February at The Surface Design Show in the Business Design Centre in Islington.

10 architects and designers have been invited to participate. Felix Mara, the editor of AJ Specification...

15/01/2013

Mondo Lighting Talk

Each issue Mondo speaks to an architect about their relationship with light. In the latest issue Mondo talks to MRA's own Stephanie Srivastava (issue 70 Dec / Jan 2012/13). In this retail special edition, Mondo takes to the shopping streets of London to look at Regent Street, now a...

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15/01/2013

MRA Gets Arty!

As part of our Christmas festivities, the staff at MRA had great fun participating in a life drawing workshop at local independent art school, The Art Academy. We were really put through our artistic paces with a number of exercises, the emphasis being on trying out new approaches to...

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04/01/2013

Tamasha Theatre Company

MRA Managing Director Anshu Srivastava was recently invited by Tamasha Theatre Company to sit in as a ‘Director Observer’ on a series of 10 actor workshops.

This was a wonderful opportunity to watch Kristine Landon-Smith, Creative Director of Tamasha, bring her unique approach to...

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29/12/2012

FX Magazine - Juicy Couture

The Juicy Couture Regent Street project and MRA appear in FX Magazine's November 2012 issue. Here's what FX Magazine say about the project:

"MRA’s concept plays to the strengths of the Grade II listed building but cuts the grandeur and glamour with playful pinks and patterns. The...

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20/12/2012

MRA Art Collaboration

Fashion Directions: Curve Stitch - A collaborative art installation by MRA Architecture and Southampton Solent University

MRA is proud of its longstanding association with Southampton Solent University. This relationship forms part of MRA’s ongoing commitment to education and training...

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29/11/2012

Interior Beaute - Feature

Continuing MRA's positive press coverage of the Juicy Couture Regent Street project, Hong Kong based interior design magazine, INTERIOR BEAUTE, has reported on the succes of this project in their beautifully presented article.

28/11/2012

We’re store of the week again!

MRA is delighted to have been selected once more for 'Store Of The Week' by Retail Week for the Juicy Couture flagship store, Regent Street.

"Fashion brand Juicy Couture’s new store on Regent Street is everything you’d hope and expect it to be. Designed by MRA Architecture and...

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23/11/2012

Art In The Office

MRA is not only passionate about Design, but about Art too. Therefore we are dedicating key wall space within our office to exhibiting selected works from local artists. If you would like to display your work at MRA, then please contact us for further details.

Currently on show to our...

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23/11/2012

We’re in Retail Focus this month!

MRA is delighted to be featured in this month's Retail Focus - the leading magazine for retail design inspiration.

"American fashion brand Juicy Couture has relocated its London flagship store from Mayfair’s Bruton Street to Regent Street. The company, probably best known for its...

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01/05/2012

Retail Week - Store of the week

MRA's Esprit St Lazare project has been selected for 'Store Of The Week' by Retail Week magazine.

“With a concept designed in-house and worked on by London-based MRA Architecture, the 9,690 sq ft store is the anchor for the St Lazare development and features a ‘natural’ materials...

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27/04/2012

Esprit - St Lazare Opens

After almost a decade of planning, the redevelopment of the Gare St Lazare in Paris is finally complete, with the grand opening of three new levels of fashion and food retail below the Station’s spectacular 100m long hall.

Fashion label Esprit are delighted to present their new...

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22/12/2011

Merry Christmas 2011

Continuing the MRA tradition of doing something just a little crazy before we sit down to a superb Christmas meal, this year the MRA team enjoyed an exhilarating Rib Voyage down the Thames, click on the link for a video of the trip.

Seasons Greetings and best wishes for 2012, from all...

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20/11/2011

MRA launches new branding

We are very pleased to announce the launch of our new website and branding. Our exciting new look is the result of a collaboration with our friends at Sant Design

Please do browse the site and have a look at our updated portfolio.

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26/06/2011

Taste of London

We recently enjoyed an afternoon out of the office testing out some of the best food and drink London has to offer at the Taste of London festival - an absolutely delicious day out!

images from www.tastefestivals.com

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20/06/2011

New York High Line

When we were on site in New York two years ago, the first phase of The High Line had just opened. Between site visits, this park above the city afforded a wonderful place to people-watch and absorb the sights and sounds of New York. The second phase opened in June this year, and we'd...

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15/06/2011

3rd Floor Interview

Anshu was interviewed for Third Floor 4th Edition - a publication by the School of Design at Southampton Solent University. Third Floor is an insightful, visually enticing publication for creative professionals, offering an informative and intelligent perspective of the fashion...

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