Topic: retail design

Key Concept-designed cafe and retail space is inspired by women’s modern majlis

The recently completed cafe and retail outlet, The Living Room, located in Mercato Mall, Jumeirah by Dubai-based design firm Key Concept is an amalgamation of elegance, textures and colours. The brief was to create a visually memorable social space inspired by the cultural … More

Dubai’s nature-inspired mall set to open in Q4 2018

Cityland Mall, which will be the world’s first nature-inspired shopping destination, remains on track for opening by the end of 2018, developers said on Tuesday. In terms of construction, 60 percent of the $300 million project has been completed as of February while … More

More details released about Dubai’s nature-inspired Cityland Mall project

More details have been revealed about the centrepiece of the AED1.1 billion ($300 million) Cityland Mall, which will be built in Dubai as the world’s first nature-inspired shopping complex. According to Arabian Business, Central Park, the 200,000ft2 open-air garden which will form the … More

The relevance of transit and destination malls in an e-commerce world

By Hugo Van Der Schaegh, general manager at ODG With e-commerce poised to hit an all-time high and reach over US$27 trillion by 2020, conventional shopping malls are feeling the heat. Their significant transformation is now important or they stand to face the … More

Tina Jokisch joins Schwitzke & Partner’s management board

Architecture and design retail specialists Schwitzke & Partner has appointed Patricia Tina Jokisch as its new managing director. With roughly 200 employees in the offices in Düsseldorf, Berlin, Dubai, Krakow and Paris, together with Richard Woeroesch, Jokisch now manages a team of 65 employees at the … More

Design Talk’s minimal abaya store features furniture in Millennial Pink

Emirati duo Design Talk has created a minimalist interior space for caftan and abaya store R design by Reem Al Ali, located in Dubai’s Jumeirah neighbourhood. According to Maryam Al Suwaidi, creative founder at Design Talk, the interiors were inspired by modern architecture and 3D … More

CID Awards 2017: Anarchitect wins award for retail design

The award for retail design of the year went to Dubai-based architecture and design firm Anarchitect for its recent refurbishment project Rossano Ferretti Hairspa in Dubai’s Jumeirah neighbourhood. Judges described the project as “elegant, brave and above all else, different.” They also said … More

Pallavi Dean Interiors Designs multi-functional retail space for Mirage in d3

Following the brief to create a retail space that doesn’t scream “buy me”, the design team at Pallavi Dean Interiors (PDI) was tasked to design new showroom for tile manufacturer Mirage. Being in the heart of Dubai Design District (d3), the client wanted … More

KKD redesigns iconic ABC Achrafieh department store in Beirut

ABC is one of the oldest retailers in Lebanon and among the first ones to provide fixed prices in a country where bargaining was a tradition, the first to employ women in its sales force, the first company to advertise in Lebanon, and … More

Should retail design be more focused on the customer experience?

Offering its consumers a chance to test out its products before making a purchase in one of the Trial Zones, popular sportswear brand Nike last year opened a five-storey retail experience in New York City’s Soho. Surrounded by high-definition screens, the Trial Zone … More

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