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Australian Retail Interior Design In Focus

Australian retail has been recognised on both national and international platforms this week, with the national Retail Design Awards 2012 naming the best in Australian retail fitout design and the 2012 International Store Design Awards in New York recognising the world’s best. On an international scale, Melbourne interior design practice Russell George has been named [...]

Retail Startups – Importance of site/store location

It still rings true, location, location, location. I was just reflecting on some of the issues involved in selecting a location for your retail business startup and came across an article I had written and filed away for posterity. I thought I should get it out of the drawer and share some of my thoughts [...]

Design trends: the latest lighting

Design trends: the latest lighting The clocks going back marks the start of long winter nights — so brighten the darkness with the tempting array of new designer lights available. After a decade of fashionably “concealed” lighting — with ceilings peppered with tiny downlights, the pendant lamp is making a spectacular comeback in eye-catching sculptural [...]

UK: Wanzl shop design for Marks & Spencer scoops awards

UK: Wanzl shop design for Marks Spencer scoops awards A shop floor design based on a ‘natural’ theme, which was created for Marks Spencer by supplier of retail solutions Wanzl, has been recognised by two national retail design awards. Marks Spencer’s food halls experience debuted at Westfield, Stratford, last year and claimed top prize in [...]

Who designs the stores where you love to shop? Companies like ‘Design Firm of …

COLUMBUS, Ohio, 2012 — /PRNewswire/ – While most shoppers aren’t conscious of how the store design contributes to the shopping experience, every detail of the best stores is planned—from the moment customers enter the store until they leave with their purchase in hand. Retail executives frequently turn to design consultants like FITCH to help them gain [...]

Du Retail Shop in Fujairah awarded LEED green building certification

LEED certification recognizes only those projects that achieve the highest environmental ratings for sustainability; water efficiency; energy and atmosphere; consumption of materials and resources, and indoor environment quality. Based on a point system, the Du Retail Shop exceeded LEED’s standards and was, therefore, awarded Platinum certification. “It is an honour to have had our extensive [...]

SHoP Tweaks Pier 17 Design To Let the Sun (And Rain) In

[Rendering by SHoP.] After receiving Landmarks Preservation Commission approval for its SHoP makeover of the South Street Seaport’s Pier 17, developer Howard Hughes agreed on lease terms with the Economic Development Corporation and prepared to enter the ULURP process. In the meantime, Howard Hughes also went before some Community Board 1 committees to present a [...]

A New Experimental Starbucks: Tiny, Portable, And Hyper Local

This week in Colorado, Starbucks opened a store unlike any before it. There are no leather chairs or free power outlets. In fact, there’s no space for the customer at all. Starbucks has reimagined the coffee hut as a “modern modular,” LEED-certified drive-thru and walk-up shop. The building was constructed in a factory and delivered [...]

London Design Festival 2012: Conran Shop goes Crimson for LDF

As a joint celebration of the a 10th successful year of London Design Festival, and the 25th year of the world famous Conran shop at the Michelin Building in London’s leafy Kensington area, Sir Terrence has turned his flagship into a tribute to the iconically British pillar box red, as sported by post boxes, phones [...]