Articles tagged Retail

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Those eye-catching Portuguese soap bars have finally crossed the Atlantic

New York City – For Claus Porto’s first store overseas, Tacklebox Architecture turned a Manhattan store into a portal to Portugal.

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There’s no place like a showroom that feels like home

Mol, Belgium – Italian furniture company Minotti showcases the power of contextualisation through its showroom concept: bringing the feel of home to their retail spaces.

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Bookstores? Take it from China: they’re not going anywhere

Hangzhou, China – The new Harbook bookstore by Alberto Caiola in Hangzhou respects the traditionalism of bookstores while proposing a contemporary iteration.

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Gibam Composit helps store owners with the challenges of today’s retail landscape

Bellocchi di Fano, Italy – With the modular shopfitting and furniture solutions offered by Gibam Composit, physical retailers can continue to engage and surprise. 

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A new Camper store in Italy pays tribute to terracotta

Fidenza, Italy – Francesc Rifé Studio uses terracotta, rope, steel and oak to connect the Mallorcan shoe brand to local traditions in Fidenza.

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A Russian flower shop is a Constructivist cosmonaut’s dream

Rostov-on-Don, Russia – In Southern Russia, Eduard Eremchuk’s Guapa Flower Shop treats its products as art installations, with a futuristic environment to match.

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Selling sneakers by way of spy mirrors and scan stations

Constance, Germany – Studio DLF conceived a technological shopping experience for the new flagship store of Soulfoot Studio Sneaker in Constance, Germany.

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A new store in Milan is designed to age like an old pair of jeans

Milan – For the new flagship store of Milan-based denim company Jacob Cohën, Area-17 explored the ageing process of every material on display.

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How do you convey a sense of urgency at a pop-up shop?

Los Angeles – For Browns Fashion’s first project outside the UK, design consultancy Brinkworth focused on the nomadic nature of this retail space.

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Is a six-month furniture subscription better than buying?

New York City – Made from 100 per cent recycled and eco-friendly materials, Kamarq’s subscription-based furniture redefines the sector’s purchasing options.

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By way of Uniqlo, Tokyo comes to Amsterdam – and vice versa

Amsterdam – For their first location in the Netherlands, Uniqlo brings its Japanese spirit, but incorporates hyper-local design to learn something from the Dutch, too.

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In Madrid, an indie fashion brand shows the value of investing in retail design

Madrid – The Malababa flagship store in Madrid is a love letter to things that have made the brand a manufacturing marvel  – and people have taken notice.