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Pulse the Home and Fashion Accessories trade show has just finished in London.
Not only is it a great show to buy some amazing products from but it is also full of inspiration.
here are a few snaps of some of the great ideas on show.
If one glances around town right now there’s a good indication that Summer is on its way. From Tiffany to Topshop and across to Mulberry and Warehouse, floral ‘stuff’ in all of their permutations are almost covering their window spaces. This scheme here of course is particularly effective with just about everything repeated from the product itself. This is also a brave move by this mid range retailer and a good indication of the confidence they they have in their product but also so refreshing to finally see some differentiation from their competitors, don’t you think?.
Fat Face, the lifestyle clothing brand that produces clothing for men, women & kids, has recently opened a store on the impressive new retail balcony at London Waterloo, the railway terminus and London Underground complex. As the central hub for daily commuters and tourists, Waterloo is a pivotal location for the brand, so the need to create a visually impactful store that captures the very essence of the brand was paramount. To achieve this Fat Face enlisted the help of Andy Thornton and their Urban Vintage collection, for visual merchandising inspiration and retail display equipment.
Using innovative clothing displays designed by Fat Face Visual Merchandising Team, Andy Thornton helped to develop the bespoke fixtures and bring the designs to life. Heavy industrial steel fittings, with reclaimed timber shelving, have been blended perfectly with the rustic natural timber columns, beams, boarding and floorboards that provide the fabric of the building.
Simple yet functional T-Stands have been used throughout, as well as Andy Thornton’s popular and extremely versatile industrial shelving units. These can be adjusted to a number of positions, even folded to make a table, so that they can be used for clothes, footwear and accessories. A three-tier trolley in an eye-catching antique turquoise patina, provides the perfect display for hats, scarves and bags.
1930s-style French café side chairs finished in antique cream have been dotted around the store, for customers to sit on, whilst others have been cleverly utilized for displaying outfits on seated mannequins.
As well as using standard products from the range, Fat Face also commissioned Andy Thornton to develop and manufacture an exclusive suite of versatile single and split-level display tables and A-frames. These make use of rough-sawn reclaimed pine legs with timber shelves made from old floorboards. The steel brackets and shelf frames have a distressed finish with the cream top coat wiped to reveal a brown base coat.
Andy Thornton also supplied some of their industrial factory-style lighting, simple dome-shaped steel pendants in a pewter finish, above the till points.
With over 200 stores across the UK and Ireland, Fat Face plans to continue using the Urban Vintage furniture and lighting from Andy Thornton for future new store openings and refurbishments around the country.
Click the link below to read teh full article and see lots more photos.
Oi Polloi is a menswear fashion store in Manchester which opened way back in 2002.
Recently moving into a new much bigger space which has given them the chance to expand their range and let their creative juices flow on the interior design of the store.
I love their store design, graphic design, their quirky advertising and the website.
Take a look and if you like what you see have a look at their website or visit their store.
Visit them at
63 Thomas Street
Here are a few inspirational snaps i took at the Top Drawer home wares show last week in Earls court London.
Love this eye chart graphic
Great use of simple trestle tables and scaffolding tubing
Hay bail displays
Recycled pallets look great painted
These coloured masking tapes are quickly becoming a trend
and can be used visually in so many ways.
Love the large scale perimeter graphics
taken from the print son the aprons, just shows you can take
inspiration from anything for features walls.
Love this simple but powerful heart display,
would look great as a window.
Upcycling is here to stay with people getting more imaginative every day.
Repetition always looks good.
This is a great eaxample of how to use product to create a superb visual feature.
This wood block wallpaper looks so real and love the creation of the
Ella Doran brand name using nails and sting so clever.
I have always loved these funfair style lights.
Here given a contemporary twist in white.
Pallets again this time made new and stacked to create
a great display fixture and laid flat as flooring.