British kitchenware brand Our Place has opened its first physical retail store in Los Angeles, California.
Located on Abbot Kinney Boulevard, the Our Place Venice Beach store was designed by the brand in partnership with creative agency Mythology and design firm Ringo Studio.
The store features personalised arched shelves displaying the brand’s signature colourways, as well as a streamlined suite of products.
It also houses the Our Place Café, which serves tea, boba, haldi doodh and other ‘culturally rooted’ beverages.
In addition, the store has a backyard with stadium and cafe seating intended for hosting food-related events, book launches, film screenings and other functions.
The backyard features a mural containing turmeric, saffron, cumin, star anise, and other spices from Indigenous and immigrant communities.
The mural was created by the brand’s graphic designer, Erika Jaquez.
Our Place said its Venice Beach store is ‘filled with symbolic nods that reflect the brand’s mission around inclusion, representation and building a bigger table’.
The brand added that the store was ‘conceptualised as a place for gathering and community’.
Our Place co-founder Shiza Shahid said: “When we started Our Place, we knew it was about so much more than kitchenware.
“We wanted to create a place that brought people together over the joy of cooking, and now, we are able to bring everyone into this physical space to make even deeper connections.
“This store is truly a place by and for us and our community.”
The opening of Our Place Venice Beach marks Our Place’s expansion from direct-to-consumer to retail.
The company launched in 2019 and is planning to open its second retail location in Los Angeles later this year.
Based in London, Our Place aims to provide products to ‘make cooking and gathering easier and more joyful’, sourcing and packaging its items ‘thoughtfully and sustainably’.