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
With its Theme Park, Heimtextil Is Opening its Visionary Door to the Future Even Wider than Before

With its Theme Park, Heimtextil Is Opening its Visionary Door to the Future Even Wider than Before

Heimtextil, the leading and largest trade fair specialising in home furnishing and contract textiles, will once again open its doors in Frankfurt am Main for four days from 14 to 17 January 2015. Around 70,000 trade visitors, including many architects and interior designers, will take advantage of the early date in the year to put themselves in the picture as regards product innovations and trends for the coming season. One especially exciting feature is sure to be the newly installed Theme Park in Hall 4.0. It picks up on the intentions of the previous trend show and now continues it as an event highlight in the heart of the exhibition site. Here, everything revolves around topics of design and the future, around concepts and visions.
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Work-life Balance: Pedrali’s Furniture Brings a Sense of Home Comfort to the Office

Work-life Balance: Pedrali’s Furniture Brings a Sense of Home Comfort to the Office

At this year’s Orgatec, Italian firm Pedrali added to its collection of furniture designed in response to the evolving requirements of the contemporary contract markets, with a particular focus on the shift towards workplaces that aim to emulate the comfort and informality of the home.
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In 2015, Heimtextil will again be bringing together its comprehensive information services for professional project planners under Contract Creations

In 2015, Heimtextil will again be bringing together its comprehensive information services for professional project planners under Contract Creations

As a leading international fair for home and contract textiles, Heimtextil in Frankfurt am Main will, from 14 to 17 January 2015, again welcome architects, interior architects, interior designers and related professions to take advantage of this first trade fair of the year to catch up with the latest developments in the field of textiles. Although products developed specifically for contract furnishing are the main reason for their annual visit to the fair, the impressive and ambitious accompanying programme is just as attractive, especially as it can be regarded as a form of advanced training that enhances the professional skills of participants.
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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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