The Body Shop has appointed four retail designers for its newly formed in-house interiors team, headed by David Grainger. He will work alongside the retailer’s creative director Jon Turner.
The move is believed to be the first step towards implementing a new interiors look for the international chain, working to an initial concept designed by Land Architects.
The new designers on board are Michael Brindley, formerly senior designer at Adam Rawls Associates; Terry McGillicuddy from BDG/McColl; Anthony Brown from The John Lewis Partnership; and Mark Hansell from Tilney Lumsden Shane.
“Retail design is an important aspect for the Body Shop International,” says Grainger. But he declines to comment further on what the team will be working on.
The Body Shop is to phase in new packaging in its US and UK outlets from the middle of this month. This has been designed in-house and new interiors could follow closely. This is the first full redesign since The Body Shop was launched in 1976 (DW 12 May).
Meanwhile, Adam Rawls Associates has appointed two new designers to its team following Brindley’s departure.
Consultancy managing director Adam Rawls declines to name the designers but comments: “It’s not exactly replacing Michael – we’ve been looking to strengthen various aspects of our business for some time.”