Alchemy Collections is a retail design project for a home furnishing and décor store located in downtown Seattle. The Owners describe their brand as representing “a fusion between East and West, and a blend between the classical and contemporary.” They were looking for architecture that would represent this vision. The space that selected was a two-story volume and was delivered in “shell and core” condition. Our directive was to create an experience that supports the Alchemy brand, maximize available floor area for sales and make use of the architecture as a means to draw shoppers into and throughout the store. Our solution includes the construction of a new mezzanine level, a sculptural stairway to draw visitors up to the new level and a koi-pond element at the entry to draw shoppers in from the street.