Barber News – Doug to Chair Panel at Retail Design Expo – and Apartment 51 website now live

11th April 2018

Next month the Barber Design team will be heading to Olympia in London for the Retail Design Expo. We are really looking forward to meeting up with lots of clients and fellow designers and checking out what is new in the world of retail design at this world-class event. We are also delighted to announce that Doug has been asked to chair a panel discussion about New Store Formats at this year’s show.

Photo by Clark Street Mercantile on Unsplash

Photo by Clark Street Mercantile on Unsplash

The panel will be exploring a number of themes, including a look at how bricks-and-mortar stores should evolve to meet constantly changing and diverse consumer habits and how retail designers can create different spaces for different types of shoppers. From those running errands or getting a top-up-shop – to those taking more time to browse and discover products. Seamless customer experiences in store and online are the key to attracting and keeping customers in this rapidly evolving industry.

Speaking on the panel are a prestigious selection of experts:

Emma Gullick, a Senior 3D Designer at Phoenix Wharf, Caroline Philipson, Head of Store Development at Ann Summers and Stephen Spencer, Director of Store Development at Lululemon Athletica.

With this level of experience in the room we are expecting the discussion to be lively and very informative – so if you are going to the Expo then you can check out the panel at 12:00 on 3rd May. If you weren’t planning on going then the Expo is well worth a visit and it is free to attend. It takes place on 2nd and 3rd May this year and you can sign up here.

Apartment 51 website now live

In other news, the Apartment 51 website is now live. Barber have been working closely with the Dubai-based lifestyle brand, part of the prestigious AW Rostamani group to redevelop the logo and branding identity for Apartment 51. This work has been part of a continuing partnership with AW Rostamani – including a logo for Angels Luxury Kidswear, which is based in the Dubai Mall.


If you’re interested in rebranding your business or you’d like to find out more about new store formats then our whole team will be at the Retail Design Expo on 2nd and 3rdMay. If you would to attend the panel discussion or meet up for a chat at the show then get in touch. The Barber Design team will also be at the TFWA show in Singapore on the 6th – 10th May this year if you would like to meet up at the show, please let us know.