16 May 2014

Up on the roof

John Lewis has made a roof garden at its Oxford Street store as part of its 150 years celebration - a combination of fake turf and real plants. Open to the weather, with good views of nearby rooftops.
Yes it was raining - we didn't stay long
Looking west on Oxford Street

Looking east on Oxford Street

Planter with altitude
The third floor has an exhibition of the history of the store, with some unexpected items -

Attendants wear dresses made of the grey Lucienne Day fabric -
Robin and Lucienne Day were employed as consultants between 1962 and 1987 to help develop the house style for John Lewis shops. Robin was a furniture designer, and Lucienne's fabric designs were inspired by her love of modern art, particularly Joan Miro and Paul Klee.

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