A.R.E. Awards – Service Retailer – Outstanding Merit
Unleashed Dog Spa, Vancouver, BC, Canada
This full-service dog grooming specialty store was given a spalike, high-quality setting. An eye-catching feature that attracts attention from the street, two custom play/lounge hoops invite dogs to lounge on pillowed cushions in sculpted metal hoops. The hoops connect the curved glass barrier between the retail space and the play-care area. Materials were selected for both aesthetic and canine purposes. For example, the undulating textured resin cash desk panel doesn’t scratch when Fido jumps up, and floors and walls are finished with durable, cleanable, and easy-to-maintain surfaces.
Design: Square One Interiors Inc., Vancouver, BC, 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.