Medly Pharmacy is a new neighborhood pharmacy in Brooklyn, owned by Marg and Sahaj Patel and designed by Sergio Mannino Studio.
In a city of more than 8.5 million people, it’s no surprise that the simple act of visiting a pharmacy is often an impersonal experience. Because there’s one of every corner, it is incredibly convenient - but chances are, you won’t know who’s serving you. In a society of such high import and export, you’re also spoilt for choice when it comes to which brand, which flavor and even which size of product to buy.
Medly Pharmacy aims to remedy this through a slightly different approach. Being the first location in a series of pharmacies, we knew that the space needed to look beautiful. The design is both playful and elegant; a buffed cement counter with clean geometric tiles as part of a light aqua colour 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 is done. The waiting room is comfortably-sized and provides an escape from the busy city streets outside.
As community is a key value of Medly pharmacy, we ensured our design was tailored to include this. The nature of the small space means that customers will instinctively connect with each other and with the staff, unlike larger pharmacies that inadvertently separate people through high aisles and sheer size.
Medly also have an easy to use, complementary app that customers can use to have prescriptions delivered directly to their door. Owning ten pharmacies already, Marg and Sahaj have ample experience with what makes these often clinical places warmer, more comfortable and more community-focused for customers and staff alike. We’re happy to have been able to design this space to suit the values that we believe in too.
Design Team: Sergio Mannino, Martina Guandalini
Store Address: 104 Graham Ave, Brooklyn NY
Area: 1,900 sqft
Opening date Feb. 2018
Lighting Design: Bill Pierro Jr., Lido Lighting Photography: Charlie Schuck