The lichen table top was made with 2x4s, then jigsawed around the edges to create a "live edge" effect. It was then stained with India ink and coated with a satin polycrylic.
The table was styled with real tree stumps, a moss overlay, and hand-made tree-ring risers. The risers were made from stacked plywood, which were routered out and stained in a color gradient.
The spring greenhouse foliage was re-dyed to create a darker, more fall-appropriate mood. Gold vines were added to the foliage wall and through hanging lights to simulate a living, outdoor scene. The back wall canvas was painted to reflect the colors of the concept, and to emulate the Rothko-inspired wall across the store. Branches with gold leaves were added to the candle shop wall to complete the ambiance.
The wood letters were sent to the store pre-cut, but painted in-house. They were initially attached directly into the wall, but were later made into a plaque, as seen above.
The base platform was created from a sturdy plywood structure and treated with Venetian plaster, then sanded and buffed for shine.
The "cage" platform topper was constructed with 2x2s and covered with copper tape to achieve an elevated, hammered-metal effect.
On either side of the platform, wood two-way fixtures hold product and accessories. They were constructed with 2x2s and copper pipe.
Leading into the Denim Shop, several mannequins sit on a platform covered in recycled denim for an added accent to the room.
The candle shop is a bustling zone at Anthropologie, and creating different levels of height to break up the space keeps the product from looking too overwhelming.
The cement risers were made by coating sonotube cylinders and plywood circles with ready-mixed concrete patch. Once dry, a layer of joint compound was added on the tops as a variegated color treatment.
The stacked-circle plinth was built from the same framework as the cement risers, with sonotube and plywood. Birch plywood faces were cut, and the sides were coated with birch veneer.
A bowtie-shaped birch riser was made to match.
As a second-phase treatment, both the bowtie riser and circle plinth were coated with joint compound for a white, textured look.
*** OCTOBER 2018 UPDATE ***
The 52 Conversations Signage was attached to a "ballet bar" fixture to allow for more flexible movement throughout the store.
"52 Conversations" is a new brand at Anthropologie. Each month, a limited-edition top will be released in four different patterns, or four "conversations." By the end of the year, 52 tops will be released.
The signage was made from a 1x4 plank and painted with a washed stripe treatment. The "52" was drawn in graphite, while "conversations" was hand-painted.
The platform riser was made from birch plywood. The stripe treatment starts out bold and bright, but gradually gets lighter on each side of the box.