On The Dock - Feature in GRAY Magazine

On The Dock - Feature in GRAY Magazine

September 01, 2016 0 Comments

Owners Robin McMillan and Brent (Branch) Freedman overhauled the 180-square-foot space sandwiched between two restaurants into an unexpected oasis of contemporary design.

We were thrilled when GRAY Magazine approached us to do "a small feature" on Branch 01 just over a month ago, and couldn't be happier to see a full page feature in their current issue, "Design Rebels". We'd love for you to pick up a copy, but in the meantime, you can see the story online here.

"The pier at B.C.'s Bowen Island just got a lot more stylish. Independent design studio, Gamla has opened Branch 01, a pint-sized concept retail store that showcases its own work alongside an on-point collection of objects and goods from mostly Canadian makers such as Barter Design and Maggie Boyd Ceramics. Owners Robin McMillan and Brent (Branch) Freedman overhauled the 180-square-foot space sandwiched between two restaurants into an unexpected oasis of contemporary design. "It's a magical little shack on an island, so we wanted the end result to feel fun, light, easy, and approachable," says McMillan. Branch 01 will operate on a "hibernation schedule" that corresponds with the duo's most productive and creative time, so pop by soon — the shop shutters for five months starting in November when Gamla heads back into the studio to create and source more work."




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