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Brief Published: 11 Oct 2010

Visual Healing: RK Apothecary


The designers at Los Angeles Design Group (LADG) pride themselves on having a novel outlook on design. Now they've created a suitably left-field piece of interior design for the RK apothecary in the Frank Gehry Edgemar retail complex in California.

Inspired by the apothecary's links with the practice of healing – and as a practical solution to tricky store dimensions – the designers created "slumped pods" reminiscent of the water-filled ice-bags used by British nurses to soothe fevers.

With RK Apothecary's own manifesto stating that objects should be beautifully crafted but never too serious, the practical and visual elements of the design appear to be in perfect alignment.