For fifty years, Studio One traded from it's basement premises in Stafford Street. From 1966, the shop sold objects that were well designed, fun, useful, and above all different. A reputation was built, and so was a retail empire - the poster below lists the various businesses that grew from the original shop. The Studio One Shop in Stafford Street closed it's doors for the final time at 5pm on 24th December, 2016.
John Johnson, the founder of this curious organisation, would like to thank all of his customers whose kindness, encouragement and loyalty over the years made all of this possible.
Today, we are proud to continue the traditions of the original store in the neighbouring Paper Tiger shop. The 6a Stafford Street shop expanded in 2017 to accommodate a new toy department and an extended range of books and gifts to complement to existing ranges. Michael Apter and the team at Paper Tiger look forward to welcoming customers old and new to our Edinburgh stores and our expanded online offer:
Our sister store, Studio One Furniture, has also extended it's range of furniture to incorporate a wonderful range of homewares and textiles that will be familiar to Stafford Street shoppers. David Horn and his colleagues on Morningside Road are open seven days a week and also trade online: