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Retail Store Design: steps to success

Retail Store Design: steps to success

We’ve banned the ‘B-word’ in the studio this week! But as the economic uncertainty persists in the UK andContinue Reading..

2019 heralds a new chapter for Rocks Jewellers

2019 heralds a new chapter for Rocks Jewellers

Firmly established as one of Ireland’s leading independent jewellers, Rocks is a family business renowned forContinue Reading..

Out and about: F&B retail trends at the Pub 19 trade show

Out and about: F&B retail trends at the Pub 19 trade show

I like a good trade show or conference. Of course there’s a plethora toContinue Reading..

Retail predictions for 2019: the physical store is not dead!

Retail predictions for 2019: the physical store is not dead!

Earlier this month one of our favourite retail commentators, Steve Dennis published his predictions for the coming yearContinue Reading..

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

It’s that time of the year when we take the opportunity to showcase our favourite Christmas window displays.Continue Reading..

Focus on food: F&B retail design

Focus on food: F&B retail design

Last September Deloitte’s outlook for the casual dining sector forecast challenging times ahead and theyContinue Reading..

Design effectiveness in retail design

Design effectiveness in retail design

Last week we joined other members of the Design Business Association (DBA) for our AGM Continue Reading..

The Importance of VM in Retail Design

The Importance of VM in Retail Design

Visual Merchandising (VM) has always been important in retail design but it’s playing an increasingly central role today in attracting and Continue Reading..

Jewellery Retail 2028: Reimagining the Future

Jewellery Retail 2028: Reimagining the Future

This was the title of the panel discussion we hosted earlier this month at the 2018 International Jewellery London (IJL) trade show at Olympia.Continue Reading..

Is this the retail apocolypse?

Is this the retail apocolypse?

It’s been a month of bad news retail stories – first the plight of House of Fraser then jewellery giant Pandora’s turbulent announcements.Continue Reading..

New authentic Italian restaurant Bancone is a real ‘trofie’

New authentic Italian restaurant Bancone is a real ‘trofie’

This is our latest F&B Retail Design project for high-quality fresh pasta eatery Bancone which opened in Covent Garden this month to rave reviews.Continue Reading..

In the news: Reimagining the Future of Retail Stores

In the news: Reimagining the Future of Retail Stores

It can be hard to find the good news stories in the retail press Continue Reading..

All that glitters…rebranding Welsh jewellery brand Clogau

All that glitters…rebranding Welsh jewellery brand Clogau

Two years ago, following a presentation at the 2016 Retail Design Expo, Continue Reading..

Getting it right: F&B Retail Design

Getting it right: F&B Retail Design

Food as simply a fuel is a bygone concept, thank goodness! Innovative Continue Reading..

Who are you? Branding for Retail Design Success

Who are you? Branding for Retail Design Success

I read an irritating blog the other day which suggested that retail designers should Continue Reading..

Jewellery Retail Design: collaboration is key

Jewellery Retail Design: collaboration is key

A recent article by the Editor of Professional Jeweller magazine talked about the challenges Continue Reading..

Physical retail isn’t dead! Retail store design in action

Physical retail isn’t dead! Retail store design in action

2018 retail predictions are everywhere in the press at the moment but my favourite has to be Continue Reading..

Our top 6 Christmas Window displays

Our top 6 Christmas Window displays

Following on from our weblog last month about the importance of VM for retailers Continue Reading..

The role of VM for retailers

The role of VM for retailers

We were recently asked to contribute to an article about the increasing importance of VM Continue Reading..

Great British Bakers: F&B Retail

Great British Bakers: F&B Retail

The past couple of months have been disastrous for our waistlines Continue Reading..

Retail store design: Should I invest in my high street presence?

Retail store design: Should I invest in my high street presence?

This is the question we addressed at a recent trade show. Our audience was from Continue Reading..

Jewellery Retail Design: IJL 2017

Jewellery Retail Design: IJL 2017

We are excited to announce that we shall be exhibiting for the first time at the forthcoming IJL 2017 show Continue Reading..

Travel Retail Design

Travel Retail Design

With the August holiday season upon us, the time feels right to talk about Travel Retail Design. Continue Reading..

The Importance of Social Media in Retail

The Importance of Social Media in Retail

This month, we invited Lorraine Windsor, Managing Director of The Social Matrix, to share her insights into Continue Reading..

The value of successful retail design

The value of successful retail design

Well, the results are in from the 2017 Retail Design Student Awards and I’m delighted to say Continue Reading..

Hot topics at the Retail Design Expo 2017

Hot topics at the Retail Design Expo 2017

We are looking forward to this year’s Retail Design Expo 2017, coming up on 8th and 9th May at Olympia. Continue Reading..

Food for thought: F&B retail design

Food for thought: F&B retail design

It’s been a busy few weeks here at Innovare Design with a number of food and drink projects drawing to a close. Continue Reading..

Hot news: restaurant design for Curry Inn 84

Hot news: restaurant design for Curry Inn 84

The Curry Inn 84 has been awarded numerous accolades by the British Curry Awards. Following its 30th anniversary last year, the restaurant commissioned us to undertake a design and refurbishment project Continue Reading..

Retail Design Diversity

Retail Design Diversity

‘Variety is the spice of life’ said William Cowper and I have to agree with him, especially this month. Three trade shows in a row, one of our store designs shortlisted for an award, and Continue Reading..

Optical Retail Design

Optical Retail Design

Welcome to the first Innovare Design blog post of 2017. With the UK’s largest optical trade show – 100% Optical – on the Continue Reading..

6 of our favourite Christmas window displays

6 of our favourite Christmas window displays

We all know the importance for retailers to have an exciting and enticing shop front so with Continue Reading..

Understanding Retail Shopper Behaviour

Understanding Retail Shopper Behaviour

There have been a number of interesting news stories for the retail sector this month, which help inform our understanding of retail shopper behaviour. Continue Reading..

10×10 Insights: Talking about lighting

10×10 Insights: Talking about lighting

As part of our 10th anniversary celebrations, the team at Innovare Design have commissioned ten interviews and articles from Continue Reading..

Retail jewellery store back in the headlines

Retail jewellery store back in the headlines

We are celebrating the complete refurbishment and re-launch of our latest store development for Hugh Rice Jewellers. Continue Reading..

Restaurant, Bar & Café Design

Restaurant, Bar & Café Design

This month’s blog post on restaurant, bar and café interior design has us licking our lips with a focus on food, drink and all things delicious Continue Reading..

Restaurant design: Hot & spicy news…

Restaurant design: Hot & spicy news…

Work starts shortly on-site for the award-winning Curry Inn in Surrey. Continue Reading..

A Life in Luxury Retail: Professional Jeweller Hot 100

A Life in Luxury Retail: Professional Jeweller Hot 100

Our work with Luxury Retailers took us to International Jewellery London at Olympia in September. It was great to see this vibrant Continue Reading..

Travel Retail Design

Travel Retail Design

This month, I thought I’d talk about travel retail design, especially as August is when many of us jet off on our annual holiday. Continue Reading..

The future of retail

The future of retail

The future of retail is a subject that it is, of course, very close to our hearts as retail designers. Continue Reading..

10 Retail Design Insights for Jewellers

10 Retail Design Insights for Jewellers

I’d like to talk about retail design for the jewellery sector in this month’s blog post, especially as one of our clients – Green+Benz – has been shortlisted for ‘Best Store Environment’ at the UK Jewellery Awards 2016Continue Reading..

Bespoke retail design for Selfridges Sunglasses

Bespoke retail design for Selfridges Sunglasses

In celebration of summer we have designed 2 unique shop-in-shops for Selfridges Sunglasses – one at their Oxford Street store in London and the other at Manchester’s Trafford Centre. Continue Reading..

From clicks to bricks

From clicks to bricks

I hope you’ve had a great month. In this blog post I’ll be discussing the trend for some retailers to move from clicks to bricks; in other words, moving from a purely online presence and opening bricks and mortar stores too. Continue Reading..

Celebrating 10 Years in Retail Design

Celebrating 10 Years in Retail Design

How It All Started

On 1st April this year, we celebrated 10 years at Innovare Design. In 2006, after nearly 20 years in retail design, I started Innovare Design Limited with the aim of delivering a more client-centred, highly creative and service-focussed creative agency.Continue Reading..

Retail Design Expo 2016 – The Highlights Part Two

Retail Design Expo 2016 – The Highlights Part Two

Welcome to part 2 of the highlights of the Retail Design Expo 2016 which took place on 9th and 10th March at Olympia in London. In Part 1, I talked about two of the very impressive talks we heard. Continue Reading..

Retail Design Expo 2016

Retail Design Expo 2016

The Retail Design Expo 2016 took place on 9th and 10th March at Olympia in London. It brought together leading retail design experts and their retail clients from around the world, in what was a phenomenal event. Continue Reading..

Luxe by Hugh Rice Jewellers shortlisted for Best Store Environment by 2017 UK Jewellery Awards

Luxe by Hugh Rice Jewellers shortlisted for Best Store Environment by 2017 UK Jewellery Awards

Luxe by Hugh Rice in Beverley’s vibrant and historic Saturday Market, opened in time for Christmas 2015 and firmly launches this successful family owned jewellers into the luxury lifestyle jewellery sector. Continue Reading..

Chesterfield’s new gem shortlisted for Best Store Environment by the 2016 UK Jewellery Awards

Chesterfield’s new gem shortlisted for Best Store Environment by the 2016 UK Jewellery Awards

This autumn we’ve worked with award winning gemologist Helen Dimmick on her new Green+Benz jewellery store.Continue Reading..

Innovare Design supports Centrepoint

Innovare Design supports Centrepoint

 

We have designed our own card this season and donated our usual artist’s commissioning fee to a very worthwhile UK homeless charity – Centrepoint.Continue Reading..

John Lewis Opticians

John Lewis Opticians

We have just completed working with John Lewis Opticians on the first in a series of optical concessions planned for rollout during 2015-17.  Continue Reading..

Duty Free spend up at Brisbane Airport

Duty Free spend up at Brisbane Airport

Brisbane Airport’s A$45 million International Terminal redevelopment has been officially opened this month by Australia’s Deputy Prime Minister.Continue Reading..