Needs & Wants Studio shipping container, shipping container boutique by Needs & Wants Studio, Marco Lee and Needs & Wants Studio, portable showroom by Needs & Wants Studio, converted shipping container into boutique, shipping container showroom

Needs & Wants Studio sourced the container from the Canadian supplier Storstac and, following designs they created last fall, painted the facade white and lined the interior with light-colored wood. To give the small 160-square-foot shipping container a sense of spaciousness, the mobile boutique created entrances on both ends that are kept open to expand the showroom’s footprint to the outdoors. Mirrored, one-way glazing was also inserted into two large square cutouts on the long walls.

Needs & Wants Studio shipping container, shipping container boutique by Needs & Wants Studio, Marco Lee and Needs & Wants Studio, portable showroom by Needs & Wants Studio, converted shipping container into boutique, shipping container showroom

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The interior is minimally decorated and a large mirror propped against one wall helps with the illusion of spaciousness. Needs & Wants Studio’s clothing line, which focuses on upscale mens outerwear, is elegantly displayed on metal racks. The herringbone-patterned floor and uneven timber paneling on the walls and ceiling give the space texture to keep it from looking dull. In addition to the mobile boutique’s scheduled tour, the Toronto brand has plans to create a second portable showroom that will be “designed for water.”

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