It’s been a busy few weeks for Barber Design with a retail show and plenty of new projects to keep us busy. Last week we showcased our work at the Visual Merchandising and Display show at the Business and Design Centre in London. It was a very busy two days as we revealed our new exhibition display stand, centred around the theme of ‘blurring the lines between retail and digital’ and demonstrating how retail technology can be applied to increase footfall and sales. The display used innovative digital content platform and lightbox technology developed by Icon, to present some of our recent projects innovations that we have applied. In addition to this we are working on lots of exciting retail design projects for some top-quality brands including Neal’s Yard, Jigsaw and the RSPB.
Visual Merchandising and Display Show
The VM and Display Show is the longest running exhibition for our industry and covers everything to do with retail design and visual merchandising. It is the only UK exhibition dedicated exclusively to the creative aspect of the retail industry and brings together everything from mannequins, print and props to POP, lighting and fabrics all under one roof over two days. We had a terrific two days talking to clients, old and new and meeting lots of other industry professionals. As well as showing off some of our most recent work the show also provided us with the opportunity to see what’s new in the world of retail design – and gather some inspiration for our own projects.
Jigsaw store opening in Cobham, Surrey
The second in our series of store designs for fashion retailer Jigsaw will be opening next week in Cobham, Surrey. With an impressive portfolio of stores in the UK, Jigsaw take an independent approach to their retail design. Unlike many fashion chains, each store has it’s own look and feel, rather than a uniform design formula which is replicated in different locations. Each store is designed to be sympathetic to its surroundings and the existing architecture of the building that it is situated in.
The store is the latest move in Jigsaw’s on-going strategy to launch more stores throughout the UK.
“Jigsaw are very excited to be opening our new store in Cobham as part of our strategy of making the brand more accessible to local customers. 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. We hope it is well-received and we are looking forward to building good relationships with our customers”.
The new store will be opening on 28th April in Oakdene Parade on Cobham High Street – more photos to follow!
Neal’s Yard Remedies – 2 new stores opening
We have also been continuing with our roll-out of retail designs for Neal’s Yard Remedies, with our latest store designs for the iconic apothecary due to be revealed at two brand new store locations in the UK, very soon.
Flemingo and the RSPB
As these projects finish, we are getting stuck into some fresh projects for new clients, including a retail design project for Flemingo Duty Free in Sri Lanka. Our global reputation for travel retail design made Barber the obvious choice for this duty free arrivals and departures shop design.
Plus we have just been appointed by the RSPB to develop the retail and café elements of their brand new visitor centre in Sherwood Forest.
If you go and see any of our finished projects over the next few weeks let us know what you think – we’d love to hear your feedback on the customer experience – and we’ll be keeping you posted on our latest projects as they develop, here on the Barber blog.