The Euroshop Retail Design Conference will open the 16th Euroshop trade fair in Düsseldorf, Germany, tomorrow.
Speakers include Fitch chairman Rodney Fitch, Starbucks’ president of global design and store planning Samantha Dorfman and managing director of Portland Design Ibrahim Ibrahim. They will explore US retail brand development and the influence of materials on retail design.
The Euroshop Retail Design Awards will take place tomorrow evening, featuring more than 60 shortlisted entries, including two from the UK.
Gap in Brent Cross Shopping centre, which opened in May 2007 and was designed by Dalziel & Pow with lighting by Iguzzini, will compete alongside another US import, Whole Foods. This organic supermarket opened in June last year on London’s Kensington High Street, with interiors designed by its own in-house team.
Throughout the week, The Designer Village will showcase the work of retail designers, with a strong presence from the UK including Campbell Rigg Design, Dalziel & Pow, RPA Vision and Kinnersley Kent Design.
EuroShop 2008 runs from 23-28 February at Fairground Düsseldorf.