Sergio Mannino Studio has designed Medly, a new neighborhood pharmacy in Brooklyn, owned by Marg and Sahaj Patel. The design of the space is both playful and elegant; a buffed custom-made cement counter with clean geometric tiles as part of a light aqua color scheme.
The pharmacy consists of two rooms; a cozy waiting room where customers collect prescriptions, and a much larger space out the back, where the administration and prescription work are done. The waiting room is comfortably-sized and provides an escape from the busy city streets outside. The four-seater chairs, in green vinyl leather and chrome, are a tribute to Shiro Kuramata, one of Japan's most important designers of the eighties.
Medly is among the first in New York to do embrace the merits of both online and physical. The pharmacy offers a free complementary app that saves customers the hassle of having to leave the house when sick, let alone having to wait in line for hours just to get prescriptions. But a successful online business needs a physical counterpart and the studio's design for Medly has been created with this in mind.
Photography: Charlie Schuck