A.R.E Awards – Service Retailer – Outstanding Merit
Westside Laser + Light, Calgary, Canada
This medical laser and aesthetics clinic provides a spa-like environment through the use of natural materials and colors. As the clinic’s name may suggest, light became important in the design. Translucent resin panels were used throughout the space to allow for light to pass through. In Acne Pods, simple pot lights and organic-shaped pendants set against a bright-green round recess act as general lighting and create a moody quality with green, glowing walls. When light therapy treatment machines are turned on, the different colored lights change the color of the glowing panels and create a playful, ever-changing space. A UV film was added to windows and birch-branched resin panels were suspended within the window frames, which both filter the light into the space.
Design: Keddie Architecture inc, Calgary, AB, Canada
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.