Form Follows Function Sofa by Daan Mulder

01 June 2011 by retail design blog No comments »

Dutch designer Daan Mulder has created the ‘Form Follows Function’ sofa. A three dimensional model of the sofa is created with a computer program. The model consists of three curved faces which can be virtually unfolded.

PPC Cement Laptop Bag

01 June 2011 by retail design blog No comments »

Ever feel like your laptop bag feels like a carrying around a bag of cement? Well now it can look like one too. WREN design has created the PPC Cement Laptop Bag. “The PPC Cement Laptop Bag is essentially a laptop bag made out of cement packaging.

Levi’s 501 Colored Pack

01 June 2011 by retail design blog No comments »

Levi’s is introducing a wide range of brightly colored jeans for Spring/Summer 2009. Each pair comes in unique paint can packaging. The style of the packaging and the way it relates to the product is beautiful.

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01 June 2011 by retail design blog 5 comments »

Dear Visitor!

Welcome to our blog!

Everyone likes shopping and then wearing a carefully chosen garment, we enjoy the new look and feel, it grows to be part of our personality. But how many of us come to think about what is behind the scenes, who are the people who create this experience? With this blog, we want to assist these people, the retail designers and visual merchandisers to provide news and information about retail trends, solutions. Besides presenting interesting concepts, designers can comment on the blog and share views and ideas. We would like the talents of this professions to come forward, get to know each other and raise the niveau of the profession together.

We are also working in this area [www.articashop.com], our goal is to provide shoppers a better experience, thus helping our clients to raise their turnover.

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Propaganda Hair Salon by Dick Clark Architecture

31 May 2011 by retail design blog 2 comments »

Propaganda Hair Group rethinks salon in terms of functionality and aesthetic. To compliment his brand, the client envisioned a loft-like environment with an open plan, minimal furnishings, and wood and concrete textures. The overall design, using the warmth of wood and the industrial feel of concrete, focuses on ways to differentiate program within a single space while still offering an open atmosphere. Careful attention was given to day-to-day operations of the salon so that design details could complement function and eliminate the supplemental furnishings that tend to clutter salons.

Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty

31 May 2011 by retail design blog No comments »

The Costume Institute of New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art has opened the first posthumous exhibition in honour of the late British designer. Entitled ‘Savage Beauty’ the exhibition examines 19 years of McQueen’s astonishing creative career.

Typologie by Christian Benini

31 May 2011 by retail design blog No comments »

Wall&Decò rises its creative inspiration in constant balance between design and planning, photographical realism and graphics, material research and formal immediateness. It is a fresh revolution that overwhelms and renews the old wallpaper concept coming to the creation of solutions for the interior decoration with a unique style and a strong visual impact.

Iluminata Yogurt Bottles Lamp

31 May 2011 by retail design blog No comments »

Iluminata is a modern lamp made with yogurt bottles from a school dining hall. Designed by Basurata Chan, it’s made with simple tools: a stapler and a cutter. The resulting light fixture is so refined that it’s hard to believe it’s made from garbage!

Lee Never Wasted

31 May 2011 by retail design blog No comments »

This may just be the coolest shopping bag EVER. A shopping bag that can be 100% reused one way or the other, designed by Happy Creative Services of India.

Nest Chair by Nina Bruun

31 May 2011 by retail design blog No comments »

Influenced by the spring and of nature, this chair is inspired by a bird’s nest. My idea was to create a graphical chaos which still felt like a unified whole. The chair’s supporting structure consists of a bottom, seat and four stabilizing legs. To create a “nest feeling” I played with birch strips in different thicknesses and hurled them around the supporting structure.

Growing Shelves by Maarten De Ceulaer

31 May 2011 by retail design blog No comments »

The amount of stuff one has to store grows slowly but steadily in time, but our current storage systems aren’t able to grow with it. With this project I wanted to design a storage system that you can expand and transform in any way you like.

Design bookshop by Mendo, Amsterdam

30 May 2011 by retail design blog No comments »

When you are in Amsterdam and you love design, MENDO has to be on your list! This design bookshop is one of the most inspiring shops in town with books about architecture, fashion, photography, interior- and graphic design. They also have an amazing collection of XL books, e.g. of David LaChapelle, Muhammad Ali (GOAT), Peter Beard, Michael Polizi, The F1 Opus, Valentino en Vivienne Westwood.

Scale Mesh by Alphamesh

30 May 2011 by retail design blog No comments »

Alphamesh scale mesh defines a new quality of material for metal meshes utilised in architecture and design. The flexible mesh resolved the heaviness and coldness of conventional metallic surfaces. Light forms and exclusive structures in elegant radiance suggest the association with sequins of ornate clothing. And many fashion designers have already discovered alphamesh scale mesh for their collections.

Clamp Lamp by DZstudio

30 May 2011 by retail design blog No comments »

Clamp, the work of italian designers Enrico Zanolla and Andrea Di Filippo, is now on the market. The first concept was presented during the summer and the prototyping took two months to reach the final product. The inspiration comes from the pattern of Chesterfield sofas (Capitonné) applied to the exterior surface of the lamp. It was hard to define the right size of every rhomb and find the quality of leather that could fit the radius of the emispheric surface.

Lacoste ECO / Techno polo packaging by Tom Dixon

30 May 2011 by retail design blog No comments »

“In collaboration with Tom Dixon we worked on the branding and packaging for two very different types of polo shirts commissioned by Lacoste. The most eco-friendly way to package a shirt was not to print on the packaging at all but use embossing instead. For the techno polo we designed a speaking label that plays Tom’s voice at the push of a button – very techno.”

Nike Limited 001 Project

30 May 2011 by retail design blog No comments »

An innovative package design from Hydro74. Jason Murphy of the Nike Football did a special project of a pair of shoes in a custom box for LaDainian Tomlinson, who is one of the top Running Backs in the NFL and a key player for the San Diego Chargers. This show, box & book were presented to LT at the Nike Campus & was well recieved. What amazing crafted package.

Linger Bench by Alvin Tjitrowirjo

30 May 2011 by retail design blog No comments »

Indonesian designer Alvin Tjitrowirjo has created the Linger Bench.
From the designer: “In this time where people seek for individualism and exclusivity, Linger is designed to bring people together; it’s nature is to attract and to be experienced. A media for people to gather and socialize, Linger is made only by human hands as opposed to machines. Using material that comes from nature instead of a man-made. An escapade of nature’s beauty harnessed by modernity.”

Riddled table by Steven Holl

30 May 2011 by retail design blog No comments »

This visually spectacular, ultra-modern furniture is from Horm, and designed by Steven Holl. The Riddled table and cupboard cast a beautiful pattern upon the floor and surfaces around it – an unexpected and inspiring feature. Light streams through the cut-outs in the walnut veneered legs of the table, emerging from within.

Litracon transparent concrete

27 May 2011 by retail design blog 1 comment »

World’s first commercially available transparent concrete Litracon® is a combination of optical fibres and fine concrete. It can be produced as prefabricated building blocks. Due to the small size of the fibres, they blend into concrete becoming a component of the material like small pieces of aggregate. In this manner, the result is not only two materials – glass in concrete – mixed, but a third, new material, which is homogeneous in its inner structure and on its main surfaces as well. Litracon® is a fully handmade product which results an exceptional and individual pattern of light in each piece.

Richard Chai store by Snarkitecture

27 May 2011 by retail design blog No comments »

The Richard Chai store is a temporary retail installation created by Snarkitecture in collaboration with designer Richard Chai as part of the Building Fashion series at HL23. Carved from the confines of an existing structure beneath the High Line, the installation envelops visitors within a glacial cavern excavated from a single material.