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About


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About


 
 

H1 is Ministry of Supply's unique take on the traditional retail and pop-up experience. H1 refers to the "alternate hypothesis", or, the alternative to the current system.  H1 isn't a regular store - rather, it's our reinvention of traditional retail.

H1 will be an ongoing experiment, which will be iterated as we travel from city to city.  H1 will be located in Boston at 299 Newbury Street from June until August.  Stay tuned for updates and stop by to experience H1 yourself.

 

Hours 11 am - 7 pm

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Our Process


Our Process

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Our Process


Our Process

Inspiration for H1 came from many sources: MIT architecture, Q's Labs, science museums, and the Shell Mex House.  Over a period of six months, we pulled these inspirations together into an experience rich with interactive tech displays and a community gathering space. Working with The Principals, we were able to create a retail space as unique as our products, while paying homage to our diverse sources of inspiration. 

 

Ideation

  The first step of the building H1  was identifying and researching points of inspiration. We drew inspiration from diverse fields from retail to research, while asking a few questions of everything: What did we like? What inspired us? And where did we feel we could improve? 

 

The first step of the building H1  was identifying and researching points of inspiration. We drew inspiration from diverse fields from retail to research, while asking a few questions of everything: What did we like? What inspired us? And where did we feel we could improve? 

 

Considered Layouts 

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Next came Layout & Interactions: We studied how people interact in retail environments, as well as how people come to understand Ministry of Supply products. H1 ties those learnings to an immersive experience.  

 

 

Spaces

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Choosing the location of H1 was simple. We wanted to stay close to our HQ.  So we found a beautiful industrial store that caught our attention at 299 Newbury St in Boston, MA. 

 

 

 

Grids

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To pay homage to the location of H1, we took inspiration from MIT, right across the river, and created a wallpaper design influenced by its unique architecture.

 

 

Progressive Iterations 

 

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After finding the location and figuring out what we wanted to achieve in the space, we teamed up with The Principals to collaborate and take this project to the next level. Through countless hours and sketches we created a modular system of racks and tables that can be transported to multiple instances of H1 to create new interactive spaces wherever we go. 

 

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Experience H1


Experience H1

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Experience H1


Experience H1

 
 
 
 
 
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Events


Events

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Events


Events

July 5th: Independence Brunch
11am - 2pm
@H1

Join us to celebrate American independence with an H1 Brunch.

 

July 10th: Movie Night
7pm
@H1

Watch Q & James Bond in action in Skyfall & enjoy a martini (shaken or stirred).

 

July 12th: RAID Boston
8am
@City Hall Plaza, Boston

Stop by our booth at RAID Boston, a challenging urban obstacle course stretching from City Hall Plaza to Faneuil Hall.

 

July 13th: STP Challenge
@Holladay Park, Portland, OR

The STP challenge, a 200-mile bike ride from Seattle to Portland, is a celebration of human-powered travel.

 

July 17th: Brooklyn Boulders Third Thursday
7pm
@Brooklyn Boulders, Somerville

Challenge yourself with rock climbing and put some MoS gear to the test at Brooklyn Boulders’ 3rd Thursday in Somerville.

 

 

 

 

July 17th: Copley Concert Series
5pm
@Copley Square

Join MoS at Radio 92.9’s free Copley Concert Series.

 

July 18th: Bike Friday
7am
@City Hall

A big “Thank you!” for biking to work. Join Boston Bikes, Boloco, & Ministry of Supply at City Hall Plaza for breakfast, music, and MoS gear.

 

July 18th: Engadget Live Seattle
7pm
@Showbox SoDo, Seattle

Engadget inspires connections between tech lovers and technology. We’ll be showcasing our research methods & MoS gear at the Seattle Live event.

 

July 25th: LABS Launch Party
5pm
@H1

Join us at H1 for the unveiling of the newest LABs products. Be the first to get your hands on the latest styles from MoS.