We are thrilled to announce that our retail design for Jigsaw in Cobham has been shortlisted in the new ‘Best High Street Store’ category at the prestigious 2017 Retail Week Interiors Awards! This is the 4th year in a row that our work has been shortlisted for an award at this even after previously being shortlisted in 2014, 2015 and 2016 – and winning in 2015.
The Best High Street Store category is a new addition to the awards and it is a real honour for our work to be recognised yet again, in a really strong category. The Retail Week Interiors Awards acknowledge the store designs that set the standards for others to follow and we are humbled to be in such good company. The prizes will be given at a special ceremony at the Hilton Hotel in Park Lane London on November 2nd.
The Jigsaw store opened in Cobham, Surrey at the end of April this year. Unlike some High Street brands, each Jigsaw store is designed to have it’s own look and feel rather than a regulation format. Each shop reflects Jigsaw’s brand ethos of Style and Truth whilst also being sympathetic to the architecture and environment of the individual building and the heritage of the town where it is located. This is the second store that Barber have designed for Jigsaw, the first one was located in Shrewsbury and opened in December 2016. Our brief for Jigsaw in Cobham was to create a new concept store where consumers would wish to linger, a space where local culture and style converge. More than a transactional space, the Jigsaw Store evokes a lifestyle destination for the local consumers along with thefull women’s collection.
“Every new store is different and tailored to suit the surrounding community so we have chosen a modern, clean and sophisticated space that is bright and easy to shop.“
Jigsaw speaking about the new Cobham store opening
Doug from Barber design describes how exciting it is to work on such an interesting brief:
“We were delighted to work on this second store with Jigsaw building on the back of the successful Shrewsbury store. Each store is different and this adds to the excitement when we get a new brief as ‘uniqueness’ is part of the ethos of jigsaw, and also our own philosophy when designing stores.
The whole team from client to designers, shopfitters and lighting consultants work extremely well in total collaboration to deliver the retail projects from start to finish seamlessly. We are always delighted to get a new brief from Jigsaw.”
It’s now just over 3 months until the big event. Watch this space to find out what happens and we’ll be sure to give you a full report on the events of the evening as they happen!