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Conran Store Spring 2017 – Michelin House London

I love popping into The Conran shop when I’m in London, there is always so much inspiration to be found.

This spring they have turned their windows into rooms by adding in a sub shopfront as you walk through the doors, it also acts as a backdrop to the windows.conran-brompton-road-londonimg_1390

I have noticed a trend building over the last year for using Critall style metal window frames in many stores. But conran have also added simple blocks of colour to some of theirs, i saw  lots of stores using colour blocking whilst looking around London.

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Conran have continued the colour blocking theme inside their store, using it to great effect on walls, architectural features and fixtures.

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They are using it for way finding as well, helping to lead customers on their journey through the store.

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I love this trend/style wall they have created in their furniture area, it really stands out and offers customers great simple information.

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Love the clash of bright ribbons against this royal blue wall.

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Where they do not have a surface to paint they have been inventive and used plants to add the colour.

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Links

The Conran Shop – www.conranshop.co.uk

Critall Windows  – www.crittall-windows.co.uk

Invisible thread chandelier

Love this chandelier in Heathrow’s T5, it’s all hung from invisible wire, it must have taken ages to get the shape perfect.

 

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Design Concrete

Another great find from the RDE [Retail Design Exhibition] in London, this time this company sells a liquid that when set looks exactly like concrete, it can be painted on to almost any type of surface and comes in lots of colours. It mainly been marketed to the house design industry but it could be used in so many ways in retail design and for visual merchandising design.

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Design concrete is not well known in the UK, but is very popular in France, where it is known as béton ciré. It was first created for the US navy about 30 years ago. Since then, it has been developed to provide a wide range of colours for domestic and industrial uses.

Design concrete is a mixture of Portland cement, silica sand, polymer resins, with natural pigment added to provide colour. It is different to polished concrete, which is a traditional concrete that is merely polished. Design concrete, on the other hand, is applied in the same way as plaster and is only 2mm thick.

The finished product is hard-wearing, flexible, seamless, versatile, with a tactile finish and is resistant to abrasion and staining. It is waterproof and can be applied to interiors (floors, walls, worktops, kitchens, bathrooms etc) as well as exteriors – even for swimming pools.

Colours and the finish can be tailored to suit any designs.

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Source: Design Concrete

DESIGN CONCRETE
20 Chepstow Corner
Pembridge Villas
Notting Hill
London W2 4XE

Tel : 0207 727 4083

www.design-concrete.co.uk

contact@design-concrete.co.uk

KriskaDecor:  Decorative chain curtains for architecture and interior design, retail design.

We saw this innovative company at the recent RDE show  [Retail Design exhibition] at Olympia and loved what they were doing with this simple chain system.

It can be used in so many ways in so many places, shops, bars, restaurants, homes.

It can be used in its simplest form.

Or it can be printed on to create amazing art installationsdsc8476web

Take a look at their new video.

About the company

KriskaDECOR is a leading design brand, achieving international acclaim as a representative of Spanish design. Quick to anticipate trends in interior design of restaurants, hotels bars and the home. KriskaDECOR has collaborated with some of the worlds most renowned designers and architects all over the world. A mix of creativity, innovation and production results in products that are modern, chic and luxurious.

We create cool spaces with our metal chains and curtains, that creates environments in hotels, bars, restaurants, shops, events. Customizable with design

 

Source: KriskaDecor: Cool Curtains for hot places- Decorative chain curtains for architecture and interior design in Hospitality design, retail design.

Hoarding graphics – Gatwick Airport North Treminal

There are a lot of changes happening at Gatwick Airports North Terminal and whilst all of the work is going on its great to see them being a bit imaginative with the hoarding graphics.

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They are even building a gin distillery at the airport, i love the use of fonts on this hoarding.

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Anthropologie USA – Spring Windows

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It takes just a peek out a frosty window to remind us that winter has, indeed, taken up residency on this side of the equator. But as we burrow under blankets and sip our cocoa, we can’t help but anticipate the warmth and excitement of springtime. That sensation—as nature comes alive and everything begins anew—is at the heart of our latest windows, which feature boundless sunflower fields heralding the warmth of the season ahead. “There’s something so calming about a thousand flowers standing tall, faces to the sun. I thought it would be the perfect way to introduce spring,” said our display director, Erika. Each handcrafted display transforms everyday materials—like painted canvas and chain-linked dowels—into works of art.

www.anthropologie.com

Canva – low cost easy graphic design app

Easily create beautiful designs + documents using Canva’s drag-and-drop feature and professional layouts to design consistently stunning graphics.

This design app is a must for any independent business wanting a low cost solution to create amazing graphics.

Source: About Canva

Jo Malone – New interior design

Nice to see the Jo Malone shopfit design moving on, even if only slightly.

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I like the introduction of real plant/flowers installations, loving this huge stone trough.

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The simple use of colour is very effective.

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Sonia Rykiel – new store design London

Sonia Rykiel has refitted her London store in a library theme and using a very bold red which contrasts brilliantly against the black store facade.

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SONIA RYKIEL LONDON

27-29 Brook Street, W1K 4 HE
+44 (0) 207 493 52 55
Monday to Saturday from 10AM to 7PM

Visit the website by clicking here

Valentine shop window inspiration….

Lip Print – Scatter Kit – one of many Valentine designs – choose a kit, choose the colour and we make and send it to you.

Click below for more information

Source: Valentine shop window inspiration….

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