As part of our series on the future of design in 2017, Fitch executive creative director Alasdair Lennox looks at what will happen in retail design over the next 12 months.
The latest retail design news, views, inspiration and opinion.
The global pizza chain has refreshed its restaurant environments with four bespoke styles intended for different demographics, with the hope of losing its “worn out” look and competing with the likes of Franco Manca.
The Design Week Awards is back with a bunch of new awards alongside old favourites to recognise the growing breadth and integration of the industry. It’s time to get entering.
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Customers will be charged automatically for the items they pick up when leaving the store, using the same technologies found in self-driving cars.
This month Design Week is celebrating its 30th birthday, and you can hear designer Jonathan Barnbrook discuss his long and illustrious relationship with typography.
We take a look at retailers’ flagship stores in London, to see how festive-themed shop windows are being used to entice millions of seasonal shoppers in the capital.
The announcement by Morrisons signals the supermarket chain’s desire to make its products more “accessible” for customers with new Safeway branded goods destined for wholesale.
Technological advancements currently under development include laser molecular body scanners which would remove the need for physical scanners, and virtual assistants who can speak multiple languages.
Kerning the Gap, an organisation set up to address “serious equality issues” in design, is collaborating on a mentoring scheme to help women to progress in their careers.
Callum Lumsden’s studio has worked with Gensler on a redesigned MoMA Design store in New York where new merchandising solutions have been created, to give the store closer ties with the museum.
Consultancy Paul Belford Ltd has designed the new visual identity, which sees the consumer-facing brand change from YO! Sushi to YO!.
DesignLSM has redesigned the interiors of the Lacoste store in Westfield Stratford City, east London. The interiors feature materials including white washed concrete, oak and timber, with dark metal framed cabinets showcasing Lacoste’s product range. The shop front features striking illuminated signage and an entrance wall decorated with a tennis ball installation.
Artist Leif Podhajsky has created a hand painted mural on Shoreditch High Street for the Meantime Brewing Company, as part of the craft brewer’s “Mean it” campaign. The mural features colourful illustrations of Meantime’s beers against a black backdrop, complete with the tagline: “There’s beer. And there’s proper beer”. Podhajsky is best known for his […]
Founder Phoa Kia Boon and creative director Clifford Hiscock have designed The New Black, a coffee shop on Philpot Lane in central London. Design features include stainless steel benches which hide the coffee machines, steel and glass bench seating areas and a “bean counter” near the entrance, where customers are able to smell the individual […]
Fourth year students on the product design engineering programme at the Glasgow School of Art have designed a collection of products in collaboration with the GSA shop. The students were briefed to create designs which would allow them to experiment with materials and manufacturing techniques, while also having commercial appeal. The products, which include a […]
Drinkall Dean has designed the new shop and ticket area for Tower Bridge Exhibition’s Engine Rooms, which house the steam engines, furnaces and accumulators once used to power the raising of Tower Bridge. Design elements include brass shelves inspired by trays in the engine rooms and a series of coloured steel shelves which are used […]
Antwerp and Amsterdam-based Studio Job, has partnered with US retailer Barneys for the holiday season. The collaboration includes an installation for the department store’s Christmas window displays, a new product collection and graphics used within the stores. All of the designs are based on the themes of love, peace and joy.
Peter Saville has designed the Lab Glassware Range for the Museum of Science and Industry. They have been etched with the hazard lines made famous by the look and feel of the Haçienda club in Manchester. Saville has already worked with the Museum of Science and Industry on a set of gates for the museum, […]
Architectural practice Moxon has designed the interiors of start-up shoe store Mov:el, bringing all the shop’s stock to the front of store. There is no storeroom, and all the shoes are out on display in cubby holes based in movable modular units. This layout aims to deliver quicker service, says the architect, and also create […]
Retail stores on London’s Regent Street have teamed up with RIBA Chartered Architects to create a series of display windows featuring an architectural twist. The participating teams include Liberty and Architecture Social Club, Uniqlo and Projects Office and Armani Exchange with Matheson Whiteley. The installations will be on display until 25 September.
The Olympics in Rio are weeks away and Budweiser and JKR New York have celebrated Team USA by asking Malika Favre to create a painted mural for them. The 68 x 28 metre piece adorns the side of a building in mid-town Manhattan.
Tech giant Apple has unveiled the new interiors of its store on London’s Regent Street, which aim to create a more human feel through natural materials and open space.
Costa Coffee House is based in Wandsworth and aims to provide a more “relaxing” atmosphere for customers.
The concession is expected to roll out across four other UK stores by early 2017.
We asked designers: “Which lost high-street retailer would you like to see return as an online store and why?”