Articles tagged Retail

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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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Key takeaways from the final day of Frame Awards 2020

Frame founder and director Robert Thiemann's main takeaway is that co-creation will be essential to the next decade of design.

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Key takeaways from the first day of Frame Awards 2020

Amsterdam – Day one of Frame Awards 2020 was jam-packed with insights, innovation-thinking and interpersonal connection – this is our highlight reel.

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How this design agency is helping a supermarket chain reinvent itself

Brescia – Landini Associates developed a superstore for Italian company Esselunga that challenges traditional grocery layouts and puts emphasis on food production.

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Why this sales centre is designed to align with its nautical surroundings

Qingdao, China – Ippolito Fleitz Group delivers a maritime-themed sales centre with oceanic views to promote the nautical lifestyle.

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This space makes the cultural programming of a Milanese exhibition venue possible

Milan – Spazio Maiocchi’s Gonzalez Haase AAS-designed display platform Artifact proposes ‘a new and more dynamic role for today’s cultural institutions’.

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For the first time ever, Louis Vuitton invests in in-store hospitality – in Osaka

Osaka – Honouring its 'unique ties' with Japan, the French luxury fashion house unveiled an unprecedented café and restaurant in its new Osaka flagship.

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Is low-tech retail a needed counterbalance to the digital? How Nike’s ISPA is looking forward

Portland, USA – Nike designer Niek Pulles explains the tactile approach that the exploratory sub-brand ISPA takes in appealing to the consumer of the future.

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How this headquarters extends a design brand's physical presence in its home city

Stockholm – During Stockholm Design Week, Swedish design brand Hem unveiled the new workspace it collaborated with Atelier Paul Vaugoyeau to create.

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What if you could experience your flight before it’s even booked?

Liverpool – Virgin Holidays’ V-Room uses experiential retail concepts to encourage customers to book in-store, rather than online.

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In Japan, the spirit of monodzukuri finds its way into a sculptural beauty salon

Tokyo – Architect Moriyuki Ociai bends aluminium to create a luminous sculptural celing for Crystalscape beauty salon.