I popped into the Conran store the other week on one of my whistle stop visits to London, their merchandising standards are superb, i know i have probably gone on about them before but they are.
These are great examples of how to merchandise a table using blocking, height and story telling. Notice the pricing and graphic blocks neatly tucked into the corner of the table.
Heres another more relaxed example, baking and eating.
Conran has gone colour crazy this month.
Its celebrating Chelsea flower show with a feast of colourful products and displays.
Following on from Mondays Post about the top floor of the store colouring itself red for the London Design Festival, today we are going to take a look at the lower ground floor.
Most of the departments have been moved around and given a makeover.
Conran in Chelsea has coloured itself shades of red for this months London design Festival.
The windows look striking just by using lots of products but all coloured shades of red, whilst the rest of the top floor has many red visual features.
Take a look.
I had a walk down Marylebone High Street last week and I have to say the place is brimming with great windows and some fabulous new stores. So all this week my posts are going to be showing you some of my favourites.
We start with The Conran Shop, which never disappoints. Their windows showcase a number of room settings framed within a simple black frames; Allowing the product to shine.
Vintage books have been used throughout the store in various ways to visually enhance products.
I love this company they are so inventive, creating simple, clever visual displays yet never overpowering the products.
A new venture between Terence and Vicki Conran in partnership with Peter Prescott,
Boundary is located in a converted Victorian warehouse in Shorditch and designed by Conran & Partners,
offering three restaurants and bars, a unique hotel with 17 guest bedrooms, Cafe, bakery and food store.
The Boundary has 17 rooms, each as individual as the designers who inspired them,
from Le Corbusier to Heath Robinson; they all have a different atmosphere,
furnishings and details and include four suites by Terence Conran,
Victoria Conran, Priscilla Carluccio and Polly Dickens, Creative Director of the Conran Shop.
Tucked away in the basement, Boundary Restaurant and Bar, Dining tables laid with fine white linen,
are surrounded by chairs that have been sumptuously upholstered in deep red and indigo velvet.
All furniture for the restaurant was designed by Terence and made by sister-company Benchmark.
Located on the ground floor of the Boundary Project is Albion caff,
bakery and food shop which sells British food and drink.
Nestled between the chimney tops is the Boundary Roof-garden bar.
Amazing views across the city are combined with simple design and key
designer highlights like the blankets used in winter by Melin Tregwent.