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The Cassette
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The Cassette is the second in a series of retail spaces designed and fabricated by GRAS for the Waverley Mall shopping centre in central Edinburgh. Here, we created an open, bright and stylish new kiosk design that transforms what was once a dark and unused space.

GRAS conceived a carefully curated material palette for the kiosk, including delicate pink timber cladding and a chunky terrazzo worktop made out of reclaimed marble. These features are combined with bespoke elements including a brass frame with discrete integrated lighting and a custom-made neon sign. The Cassette has created a space which is playful in form and redefines its corner of the mall.

Location

Edinburgh, Scotland

Completed

2019

Size/Area

13m²

Type

Commercial

Awards

Creative Edinburgh Awards 2019

Project Lead

Paula Szturc

Surface

Robin Grasby, Altrock

Photography

Murdo McDermid

Fabrication & Installation

Derek Baxter

The Cassette Details

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Material Focus

  1. Reclaimed marble terrazzo

This brightly hued corner of the mall modestly gestures towards the busy passage of Waverley Steps, emphasising the need for spaces that offer a unique and distinctive visual and tactile experience.

Paula Szturc, Project Lead