A year ago I wrote about ‘January sales with style, Berlin’ (see blog post from 9th January 2015), looking at how the German’s minimalistic approach to presentation created a very tasteful looking sale.
As a Visual Merchandiser the Christmas season is the busiest time of the year because for many retailers its the most vital sales period.
With three weeks to go until Christmas, I’ve been busy spreading the Christmas spirit at the Pavilion Restaurant, Bury. Taking inspiration from one of the restaurant’s most popular products, Veuve Clicquot, it’s instantly recognisable colour has been used throughout the restaurant’s branding, from the napkins, table decorations to the fixtures, fittings and vinyl branding. In an […]
Here’s my latest work for The Pavilion Restaurant, Bury. The restaurant opened approximately 3 years ago and after some recent re-branding the owner wanted to add some personality to soften its engineered interior. After the installation of an extremely realistic looking olive tree in the centre of the dining area, I was tasked with dressing the […]
Now in its 24th year, the VM and Display show is the longest running exhibition in the industry. The three-day event showcases new and regular exhibitors, displaying the latest products, trends and technologies intended to entice today’s consumers. The show covers everything within Visual Merchandising such as Mannequins, Printing Materials, Christmas Decorations, Display Services, Props, Design, Graphics, Bust Forms, the list goes […]
I recently took a trip to Cologne, Germany, and spent a day window shopping (a few purchases were made as well!) Amongst the German stalwart brands were some very familiar brands from the UK high street that have now developed European locations such as Clarks and C&A. Theses were some of the window schemes that […]
I’ve recently returned from my first trip to Euroshop, Düsseldorf, the world’s leading retail trade fair. The show is held every three years and showcases 2,000 exhibitors from more than 50 countries. The focus is on Store Design, Visual Merchandising, Marketing, Retail Technology, Exhibitions and Special Events. The ‘Messe’ exhibition centre is extremely well organised and clearly […]
We may only be in the third week of January but I have already had a busy start to 2014, namely the installation of Primark’s spring window schemes. Primark have started a new approach to showcasing their trends for spring 2014. By moving away from a standard format of a window for each department of […]
A few words about my latest work for Ted Baker, where I was asked to install their Christmas scheme for their Trafford Centre and Manchester store. Over the past couple of years Ted Baker has created a bit of a reputation for itself with its saucy animated characters (last year’s santa in a thong, check […]
Sadly I’m rarely blown away by a store these days as many of them seem to blend into one, so I felt compelled to write about Anthropologie, Edinburgh. They describe themselves as – “a destination for those wanting a curated mix of clothing, accessories, gifts and home décor that reflects their personal style and fuels […]