Richards Opticians in Newark was a very outdated looking practice. Its position is in a conservation area.
Mrs and Mr Thakor asked us to design a shop with a high end look but also a warm feel about it,
and to have some classic features like shelves. It needed to have a good number of frames on display but not just columns of rods after rods.
Space was at a premium. The shop itself is of unusual layout. Divided into a not very large front retail room and fairly tight back dispensing room.
The consulting room is of good size. The number of frames in the front needed to be over 350 and in the second in the region of 200.
They needed to have three dispensing desks and 3-4 waiting chairs. Also some storage space.