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
Wall&decò’s WET SYSTEM™ Revolutionises Bathroom Styling

Wall&decò’s WET SYSTEM™ Revolutionises Bathroom Styling

The bathroom is often the most understated and unambitiously decorated space in residential interiors as its design is dictated by functional requirements such as the need for surfaces that repel moisture. But the era of bland bathrooms may be over thanks to Wall&decò’s revolutionary, waterproof WET SYSTEM™ wallpaper collection, which allows exciting murals and non-repeating patterns to be employed in wet and damp environments.
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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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Ghyczy’s Family Business Grows Up

Ghyczy’s Family Business Grows Up

In a world where an overabundance of consumable products leads to a throwaway culture and fleeting trends, Dutch-based furniture producer Ghyczy is pioneering an alternative by developing timeless designs that combine innovative engineering with craft skills. Led by legendary designer Peter Ghyczy, the family-run company aims to create furniture with lasting value that can be passed on to future generations.
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