The most colorful collection of loungewear on the planet, nuhü division, has announced the launch of their first sustainable retail “pop-up” just in time for the holidays. The boutique, opening this week at 426 W. Broadway in New York City’s Soho shopping district, will be the brand’s first brick-and-mortar project. As is always the case with any nuhü division initiative, the store will be completely plastic free, which is an intriguing endeavor which further their overall efforts towards complete corporate sustainability.
Since the brand launched in 2020, nuhü division has committed to several environmental practices including the use of Organic Content Standard (OCS) certified cotton, Oeko-Tex® certified dyes, 100% recycled packaging, and eliminating the use of plastic throughout their entire manufacturing and distribution process; even the packing tape used to ship orders is plastic free.
In order to create an eco-friendly and dynamic store design, nuhü division teamed up with two Spanish based firms, eco-design firm Cartonlab, and the award-winning design agency Studio Animal. Cartonlab is a leading company in the structural design of cardboard spaces and furniture, and Studio Animal is a benchmark office in the retail world with its innovative and colorful designs. The production team at Cartonlab specializes in high-impact event and store design using 100% recycled cardboard that has been certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). The cardboard material is used for its versatility, light weight, and as a far more sustainable option over traditional building materials.
Compared to other materials such as wood, plastic or metal, cardboard is hard to beat! It is incredibly lightweight, allows cost-time efficient production, easy to transport, & also easy to assemble. In addition, cardboard is quick & easy to work with, which means faster reaction times & more possibilities of design. Lastly, as a recycled & recyclable material, cardboard will keep ensuring low costs in the future.Pablo Mora
The result is a wholly unique storefront design for apparel retail that plays into the bold color schematics that nuhü division has become known for. Brightly colored, asymmetrical cardboard “frames” will be layered throughout the store to create an optical illusion similar to that of reverse embroidery or children’s crayon etching but in a three-dimensional form. Walking through the space will feel like taking an exploration through a geometric, skeletal cave colored in rainbow, as one transitions from one section to the next.
The nuhü division pop-up is a space that generates a memorable experience, it is an installation that immerses the visitor in the nuhü universe. The project enhances the geometry of the store, which is narrow and deep, working with perspective to generate a powerful visual game from the street. It’s a chromatic and spatially powerful space that’s sure to be a fantastic experience. We believe that it will be difficult to pass by and not feel attracted to enter.Javier Jiménez Iniesta
The colors will also reflect the company’s color palette for the 2021 Holiday season.
Color is such an integral part of our brand DNA and what we are known for. We literally print each garment with its respective color code from Coloro. With our first retail store, we want to make color the very first thing that customers see. We want to surround them in color from the moment they see the storefront all the way through to the fitting rooms and checkout. With Cartonlab and Studio Animal, we were able to create this experience in a way that is effective, efficient, and eco-friendly.Bernice Monaim
nuhü division CEO
The pop-up shop will open to the public starting Friday December 3rd, 2021. Hours will be daily from 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM through the holiday season & beyond. Please visit nuhudivision.com for more information.