Apolis Common Gallery
Common Gallery Video by Apolis
Apolis Common Gallery – Los Angeles, CA, USA
In early 2011 MAISON ORION began working with Apolis on the design of their brand new flagship store. Located east of downtown Los Angeles in the burgeoning Arts District, the Common Gallery serves as both the company’s first regionally branded retail store as well as being their main office. Additionally, in keeping with the gallery aspect of the space’s name, Apolis holds regular community events such as film screenings, lectures, exhibits, concerts and dinners.
Apolis is a platform for a network of global citizens who are empowering people through opportunity. Apolis co-creates products with manufacturers and we allow the market to determine the future of each item we produce. We know that donating proceeds can be effective, but we believe that advocating for access to opportunity and creating that opportunity is even better. As the line between development and business is becoming blurred in the marketplace, consumers are beginning to see their integral role in the process as they demand to know how, where and by whom their products are made. With select products, Apolis connects developing economies to the global marketplace through seasonal stories and tracks our tangible social results. We believe in “advocacy through industry.”
Although Apolis is heavily inspired by philanthropy, we are a for-profit social enterprise wherein our customers act as benefactors, allowing Apolis to grow as a sustainable business instead of depending on fundraising for support. We have found this model of social business to be the most valuable and effective way to accomplish our ambitious long term goals of “advocacy through industry.”