San Francisco’s Marina District has seen the Indie Superette Market become operational. Located at 3060 Fillmore Street, interior designs focus on the islands of Hawaii. Interior Designer Michael Mina from MBH Architects was the visionary mind behind ISM, providing visitors with a multitude of consumer options in a small retail-market space. Available to customers are wellness-focused groceries, a speciality coffee counter, and health-conscious nutritional items. Visitors are welcome to stay for long durations with the outdoor patio & fresh fruit stands, which create an open-concept environment that’s welcoming.

Inspiration for the design of Indie Superette Market was Honolulu Island in Hawaii. MBH Architects have created multiple markets in this region for prominent brands. Another approach for design creation was considered for the San Francisco location. Aesthetics are themed around Honolulu & California, with colour schemed to focus on Teal to Pink Pastels. Natural woods with living greenery compliment the Pastels, creating a vibrant environment that’s meant to sustain a positive shopping experience.

San Francisco residents wanting to visit the Indie Superette Market are first greeted by the outdoor patio, with the entrance located on street level. Beside the entrance are multiple fruit stands & tables for visitors, which is complemented by an open-concept that comes into the visual frame when walking past the 100-year-old wooden doors. Food options are available immediately upon entering the Indie Superette Market, with fast options permitted in refrigerators & shelving racks. All nutritional items available at ISM are health-conscious, meaning no GMOs or added preservatives, everything is natural.

The Design Process

MBH Architects spend weeks creating designs that focus on the smaller footprint of the Indie Superette Market. Interior Designer Michael Mina & his crew from MBH Architects wanted to ensure each zoning area of this market sustained a unique design, which would all compliment each other by completion. MBH Architects emphasised that incorporating complementary techniques was difficult, which followed after designers didn’t anticipate the equipment that’d be located in the background. After revising their designs multiple times, MBH Architects had their final blueprint. It should be mentioned that Indie Superette Market oversaw all designs suggested by MBH Architects, denying multiple until the right one was seen.