The latest volume in Frame’s retail design series explores outstanding and inspirational destinations that are setting the direction of the industry today. From gallery-like fashion boutiques to community driven bookstores, 100 projects by a panoply of international designers offer a global overview of the current retail design scene. Projects were selected based on their original concept, creativity and innovative solutions. The book is divided into four chapters illustrating different approaches to the discipline. Interviews with designers Alberto Caiola, Alex Mok and Briar Hickling, and Johannes Torpe introduce the themes of each chapter. All in all, Powershop 6 offers insight into the importance of retail space in the age of e-commerce and the need for brands to value authenticity over tendencies. Features • From pop-ups and luxury boutiques, to food markets and gourmet shops, the projects are divided into chapters that illustrate different approaches to the discipline. • Sharp, easy to navigate, and outstanding graphic design. • This book is the definitive title to feature a wide range of retail space typologies while contextualizing them in the wider scope of contemporary industry trends.
This unique book focuses upon service design, including retail and multi-channel marketing matters pertinent to the current age where physical contact with consumers has resurfaced as an enduring part of the marketing and branding landscape - complementary to online and virtual worlds.
The late twentieth century saw rapid growth in consumption and the expansion of retailing and services. This was reflected in the number and type of stores and locations, from regional shopping malls and out-of-town superstores to concept and flagship stores. Retail design became an essential part of its success by creating distinctive brands and formats. However, the economic recession in the developed world and competition for consumer goods from the developing world has led to a re-assessment of the growth-led conventions of the retail industry. In addition, the rapid advance of e-commerce and online shopping has created new challenges for physical stores and the communication and distribution of retail brands. The book will provide students, researchers and practitioners a detailed assessment of retail design, taking a distinctive global approach to place design practice and theory in context. Chapters are devoted to key issues in the visual and structural contribution of design to retail brands and format development, and to the role of design in communication. In the course of the book, the authors engage with problems of convergence between retailing and other services and between the physical and virtual worlds, and also changing patterns of use, re-use and ownership of retail spaces and buildings. Retail Design concerns designers and organisations but also defines its broader contribution to society, culture and economy.
Nowhere in the world does the interior design of a shop influence the sales as it does in Japan. Retailers spare no trouble or expense when planning and realising the design or renovation of their premises. If a few months pass and the interior fails to produce the desired commercial success, the refurbishment game starts all over again. PowerShop presents the best and most recent retail designs by ten Japanese interior architects, each of whom agreed to a personal interview. Shops and showrooms created for established names like Issey Miyake, Yohji Yamamoto and Nissan share center stage with numerous smaller, cutting-edge boutiques. In-depth reviews of more than 30 projects are complemented by full-shot and close-up photographs, as well as various drawings, including renderings. The book also features a complete reference section, countless statistics and a number of anecdotes about shopping in Japan.
Interior design can be considered a discipline that ranks among the worlds of art, design, and architecture and provides the cognitive tools to operate innovatively within the spaces of the contemporary city that require regeneration. Emerging trends in design combine disciplines such as new aesthetic in the world of art, design in all its ramifications, interior design as a response to more than functional needs, and as the demand for qualitative and symbolic values to be added to contemporary environments. Cultural, Theoretical, and Innovative Approaches to Contemporary Interior Design is an essential reference source that approaches contemporary project development through a cultural and theoretical lens and aims to demonstrate that designing spaces, interiors, and the urban habitat are activities that have independent cultural foundations. Featuring research on topics such as contemporary space, mass housing, and flexible design, this book is ideally designed for interior designers, architects, academics, researchers, industry professionals, and students.
A pane of glass, not more than 1.5 centimetres thick, divides the shop from the pavement. On one side, the climate-controlled interior welcomes those who can buy ; on the other, the intemperate street is where those who cannot buy may look without paying, in the time-honoured ritual ofwindow-shopping. Glass is technically a solid liquid, a magical paradox linking the `real' world with a world of luxury. At their finest, the displays behind it can be magical, too. The editors of Frame magazine have invited ten couturiers and shops to participate in Forefront, an overview of today's shop window culture.