The Kettle Kids
We are the KETTLE KIDS. We sell the world's finest watches and jewellery. Starting with one thousand pounds from our nan in 2017, we built a loyal online community and have sold watches and diamonds to collectors and enthusiasts in every corner of the world.
This is our first retail store open to the public, and we have created a flagship that best represents our brand, extraordinary collection and our mission to offer an exceptional experience. We take great pride in what we do, and we thank you for trusting us.
The flagship store demonstrates how the unique and fresh aesthetic of the spatial identity can reflect the clash of luxury and popular culture typical for the watch and jewellery universe. The store is also designed to simultaneously create a sense of exclusivity and inclusivity. As customers move through the space, the materials gradually change from bright and hard to dark and soft, while the number of displayed watches and jewellery pieces increases from just a few selected items to an archive-like collection in more private rooms.
The shop front is made from translucent sheets of soft mint acrylic, which obscures the inside, allowing customers only a glimpse of the movement and light inside. In the gallery, only a few watches and jewellery pieces are displayed, creating a sense of exclusivity. Visitors can roam this area without being asked questions, breaking the barrier between customers and exclusive pieces. The gallery features a floating shelf on a mirrored wall, where the stone columns are reflected, creating a sense of space that is twice as bag as it is.
In the viewing room, customers are greeted by the sales staff surrounded by two massive, custom-made stainless steel display cabinets filled with watches and jewellery. This room is surrounded on all walls by camel wool curtains. Beyond the curtains is the Rear Room, a private sales room wrapped in soft fabric, where the most exclusive and rare watches are kept, and customers can sit down at a massive stone table. The VIP lounge is located in the basement, featuring a conversation pit made with a thick pile of luxurious caper and tangerine velvet upholstery, where customers can view the rarest watches and custom diamond pendants.
Throughout the store, a unique combination of materials is used to achieve the desired aesthetic. Polished and brushed steel is used to create precise and durable display cabinets, and a combination of mirrored and brushed stainless steel produces different kinds of reflections, resulting in a complex and spatial experience. Roach bed Portland stone is used widely as a symbol of importance and tradition in London, while a fossilised surface that creates natural textures and depth adds to the overall sense of exclusivity and luxury. Camel wool fabric is used in curtains and upholstery to create a soft and luxurious atmosphere. Dark bronzed coloured walls and ceilings form a warm backdrop to unite the pallet, and soft mint, a contemporary and fresh colour, is used both as a powder coating on metal grating and as a tint in acrylic and glass to contrast against the more traditional backdrop.
HARVEY AND JACOB HUTSON
Visit us in store
Kettle Kids, 16 Maddox Street, Mayfair London, W1S 1PH
We warmly invite you to experience our exceptional service and expertise by visiting our store in person. Discover firsthand the meticulous craftsmanship and attention to detail that sets us apart. Our knowledgeable team is ready to assist you and provide a personalised experience.