Articles tagged Business of Design

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Three ways furniture manufacturers are remaining relevant during lockdown

As the home becomes the focal point for consumers’ daily lives, furniture brands are figuring out how to help them feel more in control of their environment.

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From sofa to stadium: how exercise and e-sports might impact the home

The current emphasis on at-home exercise is transforming not just how keep fit, but also how (and where) we take part in competitive sport.

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How hospitality brands can respond to social distancing

At a time when keeping apart has never been more important, the hospitality sector is finding new ways engage, entertain and encourage communities.

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Virtual trade shows: three lessons from those who reacted first

As restrictions on travel force the trade show circuit to go digital, we unpack three success stories.

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H&M tries to fix its over-investment in store locations by retooling them as logistic hubs

Slowing down store openings, the fast-fashion brand will invest in making their current footprint more useful to a consumer base that increasingly shops online.

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Forget the green façade, IKEA’s commitment to car-free retail is the real headline

Vienna – IKEA's coming location in Vienna's city centre will be a car-free zone, reflecting the city's longterm goal to reduce car-travel and the company's move toward circularity.

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Atari is the latest (and most surprising) brand to enter the hotel space

In partnership with developer True North Studio, the American gaming brand plans to build eight hotels across the US.

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How integrating hospitality helps make retailers more resilient

New York City – Nordstrom opens a seven-storey venue in New York's Central Park Tower, bringing fashion-adjacent amenities to the forefront of its latest business strategy.

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What WeWork’s stumble means for the design of co-working spaces

Data suggests the new era of co-workers value flexibility and speed to market, over the amenities and aesthetics normally championed by WeWork.

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Why designing for data is key to creating resilient communities

Projects by Space10 and UNStudio show how user-owned data networks can support the creation of innovative and highly adaptive habitation.

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Can Minecraft in AR transform spatial design?

Minecraft Earth's augmented reality technology has obvious applications in helping to visualize and adapt design plans in situ.

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How visual excess is (still) powering a retail revolution

New York City – In NYC, Museum of Ice Cream plans to open a permanent location and retailer House of Showfields merges art museum, theatre and product showcase. Both show that …