Bergdorf Goodman in April

26 April 2011 by retail design blog No comments »

On the 5th Avenue side the windows had a street/pop art kind of style painted with airbrush stencils. Knoth’s photograph presents a dark mood with the reflection of the building and American flag at the top left corner of the picture. It’s eery how the building seems to fade away revealing the diamonds and the mannequin well centered within the motif.

3DWalldecor bamboo wall panels

26 April 2011 by retail design blog No comments »

Wall panels by 3DWalldecor are a unique wall covering. Modular and easy to apply. The panels have the feel of solid fibreboard and can be easily painted with wall paint.

Softseating from Molo design

26 April 2011 by retail design blog No comments »

The inspiration for softseating comes from a desire for flexible and spontaneous space making. softseating’s magnetic ends allow it to connect to itself forming a cylindrical stool or low table. Elements of the same size can also connect to one another to form long winding benches, providing endless seating topographies. Made from a single material, the beauty of these pieces sits between the representative and the abstract, creatively interchanging with one another.

Hanging Light

22 April 2011 by retail design blog No comments »

Canadian designer Lukas Peet has created the Hanging Light, using an energy efficient fluorescent bulb.

3form Ditto modules

22 April 2011 by retail design blog No comments »

Who didn’t love playing with Legos and Construx as a kid? Now that we’ve grown up, 3form has made the adult equivalent: Ditto, a modular cross-shaped product that forms together to create partitions, sculptural center pieces and wall art. Made from 40 percent pre-consumer recycled materials, the modules come in a variety of colors and can be used to create endless organic structural designs.

Symbiotic Green Wall

22 April 2011 by retail design blog No comments »

Normally at a big construction site, an ugly OSB wall plastered with posters provides a barrier between the site and the rest of the city. Typically thought of as eyesores, these walls are anything but pleasing to the eye. But what if they could be transformed into living urban spaces full of plants and systems that provide both an environmental and social benefit to the people walking by? The Symbiotic Green Wall, by Kooho Jung & Hayeon Kelly Choi, could do just that!

LED Trask Light From MIO

22 April 2011 by retail design blog No comments »

LED buildings are popping out anywhere and all of them are aiming to be one of the most eco-friendly architecture. However, MIO, a Philadelphia based design team uses LED not for their eco-building but for their eco-friendly LED lighting fixture.

Colour-Block Brights, London

22 April 2011 by retail design blog No comments »

Bright, block colour is a major fashion trend this summer. Retailers are utilising on this trend to grab our attention. The stores have not just presenting their bright fashion in the windows, it’s in the window schemes themselves. Bright stock against bright background but also combined with white. Although this trend is mostly about mixing different block coloured together – I have thrown in some bright print windows as well.

Selfridges spring windows

22 April 2011 by retail design blog No comments »

Much publicity for Selfridges for their new windows featuring 20 Bright Young Things, new designers but quite honestly I thought they were a bit of a mess and I much preferred the windows on the Duke St side of the store telling the real Spring story of solid block colour in a pure and graphic style.

Eco friendly wall panel disc

22 April 2011 by retail design blog 2 comments »

The hexagonal shape is the most efficient form to make a design without any empty space, and I’m sure that company Form Us With Love is inspired by the shape of bee hives with its unique hexagonal disc.

Crystal Light by QisDesign

21 April 2011 by retail design blog 1 comment »

For a more ambient eco-lighting solution, we love QisDesign’s gorgeous glowing Crystal Light, which consists of a luminous set of icosahedrons that snap together using magnets. Each cluster of LED lights can change colors independently or all at once, and they can be infinitely expanded by purchasing an additional set of bulbs.

Shattered wood – Brent Comber

21 April 2011 by retail design blog No comments »

Brent Comber is well known for his shattered tables and stools made of solid wood. His work relies heavy on the beauty of nature and natural objects, and is eco-friendly at the same time – using pieces of wood that wolud otherwise be descarded. Now, at showrom of Obakki, a canadian store that showcases local designs, Brent Comber has made the largest ever design piece from shattered wood.

Obakki, Vancouver

21 April 2011 by retail design blog 1 comment »

Mcfarlane green biggar Architecture + Design (mgb) was commissioned to design the interior for this fashion retail store. The mandate was to develop a store design that supported the simple modern and evolving aesthetic of the brand’s fashion and offer a flexible environment for showcasing clothes, jewelry and accessories.

O-Re-gami lampshade

20 April 2011 by retail design blog No comments »

The o-Re-gami lampshade, by Matali Crasset, is crafted by Italian artisans using leather regenerated from scraps. This lampshade is part of the O-Re-Gami Collection Crasset designed for Italian-based company Regenesi.

Diffuse illumination

20 April 2011 by retail design blog No comments »

Emily is a beautiful pendant light with shades made of steel sheets, which are covered with frosted plexiglass to diffuse illumination. An important aspect of the design is sustainability. The use of durable materials that are aging gracefully underline Emily’s special character. This amazing light fixture was designed by Berlin-based designer Daniel Becker.

Macy’s Flower Show

20 April 2011 by retail design blog 2 comments »

For two weeks in March, Mancy’s becomes „ the largest garden in existence” with the Brodway windows and the entire street level of the store transformed. This yearly event -now in its  35th year – is a year long projekt that culminates in March , fresh and in full bloom. We are plased to show here scenes of the 34th Flower Show.

Replay Store by Vertical Garden Design, Florence

20 April 2011 by retail design blog No comments »

The project at the new Replay concept store in Florence was completed in spring 2009. The vertical garden is a part of an ecological theme developed by the architects. It covers a 7m high L-shaped wall in the 3-storey boutique.

Zu-Elements, Milan

19 April 2011 by retail design blog No comments »

The store entrusted with affirming the first retail outlet of this fashion label is a kind of landscape of tectonic plates translated into architectural form. The criteria applied to the restructuring of the premises, and to completely revising the sense of the existing building shell, express an uninhibited approach that artfully dovetails architecture and graphics with elements of sculpture and set-design.

NY Holiday Windows: Bergdorf Goodman

18 April 2011 by retail design blog No comments »

If you took the time to read about the new book coming out called “Windows at Bergdorf Goodman” you may already know that I am a little biased towards the designs of David Hoey, the Senior Director of Visual Presentation at Bergdorf Goodman.