A.R.E Awards – Department Store – Outstanding Merit
Liverpool Polanco Department Store, Mexico City
This full-line, flagship department store delivers a simple but powerful design that enhances the Liverpool Brand while captivating and inspiring shoppers. A combination of hyper-scale staircase and visual art, including a feather sculpture, adds “wow” while inspiring vertical movement throughout the space. The two-story atrium features monumental columns that connect the ground level with the mezzanine floor and serves as the visual heart of the store. Black-and-white accents, architecture icon elements, graphic design, and visual merchandising presentations also deliver the simple, yet powerful brand message, while creating a sense of drama. The high-gloss, white porcelain tile flooring is luxurious, but does not compete with the space.
Design: FRCH Design Worldwide, Cincinnati, OH
The Association for Retail Environments (A.R.E.) is a Hollywood, Fla.-based non-profit trade association representing the retail environments industry. Our 600 member companies include store fixture suppliers, retail design firms, suppliers of visual merchandising products, and suppliers of materials and equipment for the retail environments industry. Member capabilities include importing, exporting, consolidating, installing, project management, engineering, design, and more. A.R.E. Mission: Advance the industry and the success of our member companies.
Las Vegas (March 29, 2011)—The 57 awards presented by the Association for Retail Environments at a ceremony in the Venetian honor the creators of retail theater worldwide.