As the cannabis industry becomes increasingly deregulated, more typologies are emerging for production and sales of a product which was once illegal and now in high demand. When approached by Foli, who wanted to open their first cannabis retail store, we wanted to advance the conversation about the ways that cannabis can be sold and how we can use design to accomplish those goals.
Our concept took values from retail store typology, where products are easily approachable and by the biological structure of the cannabis plant. Customers are able to independently shop through different retail pods, where product and a garden of plants intermingle to create a vibrant experience. A path through zen-like gardens brings a surreal feel where customers get comfortable with products and feel at ease. The result is a space that is inviting and playful for any cannabis user, regardless of their age and gender.