Marks & Spencer’s chief executive Stuart Rose credited a ‘strong performance in furniture’ and an ‘upturn in brand momentum’ as key contributors to its 35 per cent profit rise for 2005. ‘In-store we have developed innovative and stylish new packaging and point-of-sale material to communicate our brand values,’ stated Rose on Monday. The aim is that by the end of this year, 35 per cent of M&S floor space will have been revamped.
The £50m refurbishment project has been led by architectural firm Stanton Williams, and features areas that the public can use without having to buy a ticket to a performance.
The start-up has a new visual identity designed by Wolff Olins, one year after being embroiled in a host of scandals, and two years after its last brand was launched
Created by in-house designers, the store aims to have an “immersive” feel to help customers imagine products in their own homes.
From 20-23 September, London’s Designjunction takes place on the South of the River Thames, and will see installations, exhibitions, talks and its well-known fair spread across three venues including Doon