Flagship Enterprise: The Future of Corporate Store Architecture Emphasises Individuality

Flagship Enterprise: The Future of Corporate Store Architecture Emphasises Individuality

It may sound paradoxical, but corporate store architecture today strives to be as individualistic as possible. This is partly due to necessity. Like many booksellers, high-end fashion labels are fending off fierce competition from online retailers. They hope that investing in new, ultra-contemporary stores with a unique identity will wow their customers. Read
Heimtextil 2015: Sustainability for textiles in interior design  Lectures, guided tours and special displays provide information and inspiration

Heimtextil 2015: Sustainability for textiles in interior design Lectures, guided tours and special displays provide information and inspiration

Sustainability is one of the major topics among current trends in the furnishings and textile sector. And that is, of course, equally true for the world's largest trade fair for home and contract textiles. Heimtextil, from 14 to 17 January 2015, will be devoting itself to the whole issue of sustainability, with inspiring special displays, interesting events and targeted help in finding one's bearings in the subject.
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Nimbus and Rosso: Two Brands, One Vision

Nimbus and Rosso: Two Brands, One Vision

Lighting and acoustics are without doubt two of the essential factors in determining the comfort of an office as a workspace. In a career spanning more than 25 years so far, Dietrich F. Brennenstuhl has acquired great expertise in both of these fields. With his Nimbus brand, the Stuttgart architect and entrepreneur pioneered LED lighting solutions well before technological developments had fully opened up this area, when there was still a lot of basic work to be done.
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Boffi: Celebrating Eighty Years of Emotional Solutions

Boffi: Celebrating Eighty Years of Emotional Solutions

On a family holiday to Lake Garda as a teenager, staying near the town of Malcesine, I discovered a design store that seemed to house all the contemporary design I had only ever seen before in books. The shop owner took to my enthusiasm and gave me a bag full of books on Italian design, providing me with a great snapshot of the key design movements and brands that have shaped Italy’s design culture.
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Shelf-life: Why Bookshop Interiors Are Turning Over a New Leaf

Shelf-life: Why Bookshop Interiors Are Turning Over a New Leaf

In the retail world, bookstore interiors are arguably changing more radically than in any other sector. Time was when bookshops appealed for being old-world and fusty, with their labyrinthine layouts, faintly musty smells and eccentrically bookish proprietors. One example might be Paris’s Shakespeare and Company bookshop, founded by Sylvia Beach in 1919. Fast-forward to the 1990s, and bookshops had become megastores incorporating cafés and comfortable leather armchairs where customers could browse for hours and sip cappuccinos.
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