OTO X Harrods X Lucky Fox

Retail Focus

They created focal points to add height and interest. This premium pop-up space in Harrods was designed, manufactured and installed by Lucky Fox for wellness brand, OTO – the UK-based brand bringing the benefits of CBD into the beauty industry.

Rituals Cosmetics to make regional debut in centre:mk

Retail Focus

Wellbeing is a focal point for many, especially since the pandemic, it’s only natural for people to be looking for some relaxation. Rituals Cosmetics is to open a new store at centre:mk Milton Keynes marking its debut in the region.


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Leeds United dial up the drama in football club store

Retail Focus

Whilst LUFC have been hoping for a winning streak that would shoot them to the top of the table before the end of the season, Design4Retail (D4R) have been busy elevating the Elland Rd club store in collaboration with LUFC’s kit provider, adidas, in time for the reopening of retail on 12 th April.

Sky opens largest shop to date at Trinity Leeds

Retail Focus

Through its varied lineup of retail, dining, and leisure, Trinity truly brings the Heart of Leeds to Life, working as a focal point within the city.

Burberry, London

Retail Store Windows

We recently included the incredible new Knightsbridge store for this brand which we thought looked absolutely stunning.

BLUE Architecture Studio inserts rustic cabin into Hangzhou furniture store


A wall of reclaimed poplar planks acts as a focal point for the store. It serves as a focal point for the store and can also be used to display small objects.

England’s longest and fastest zipwire to open at Bluewater

Retail Focus

Skywire is the focal point of Hangloose Adventure, and includes four individual 725-metre-long zip wires linked to a 15.5-metre high dispatch tower situated on Bluewater’s 40-metre high chalk cliffs, creating a vertical drop of 55 metres.

Choosing the Best Materials for Visual Merchandising Concepts in Luxury Retail Stores

Retail Focus

Each technique compliments the merchandise displayed in the store windows adding focal points for window shoppers. . Excellent for outdoor displays as heat resistant and has a high melting point.

Wood Wall Paneling 101: Design Ideas and Considerations

Elmwood Timber

A wall panel made of reclaimed wood becomes a focal point and a conversation piece, rather than just a simple backdrop. For spaces that need more character and need a focal point as well as a finish for the walls, it’s better to choose a panel that has more character.

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The LOOKNOW Xintiandi Flagship combines artistic studio with home comforts

Retail Focus

It is a visual focal point and a connector of the whole space, to create a smooth and seamless transition going from one zone or style to the next. Inspired by the original status of space, Sò Studio recently launched the LOOKNOW Xintiandi flagship store.

Delvaux, London

Retail Store Windows

The Moon and Stars fill the backdrop with one very large explosive focal point and one of their delicious products fill their windows at their Bond street store right now. Wow, just look at this latest scheme from Delvaux.!

Vashi reveals further details of its soon-to-open Covent Garden flagship store

Retail Focus

The store will also showcase an entirely new approach to visual merchandising, with floating displays – where jewellery is presented as if the pieces are suspended in mid-air – as a focal point.

Saint of Athens jewellery store designed to resemble 1960s swimming pool


A tile-covered island in the middle of the store serves as a focal point on the ground floor which encases a selection of the brand's jewellery designs.


Elmwood Timber

This makes the choice of the island countertop a really dramatic focal point in the room. The bed is usually the focal point of any bedroom design. When it comes to interior design, there are few materials that are as beloved as wood.

Selling on marketplaces is an opportunity some brands are missing

Inside Retail

Online marketplaces are renowned for this and became a focal point for many businesses to reach consumers. As Australia undergoes its intermittent lockdown within different states, the bridge between shoppers and businesses still stands: online shopping.

Most Popular Wood Flooring Colors

Elmwood Timber

This reclaimed antique flooring has plenty of color variation to it, making it the focal point of the room. Wood is one of the most versatile flooring materials in use today. It comes in a wide range of styles, sizes, finishes, species, and colors.

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Best of ‘Showcase Ireland’ 2020 exhibition design

Design Retail Space

Beautiful natural garland of plants is a simple, but striking design focal point. In this post, we travel back in time to January 2020 to look into some interesting exaples of the exhibition design.

Oh Canada: The next stop in Grace Loves Lace’s global expansion

Inside Retail

It was a big point of difference for us in the beginning,” Megan Ziems, Grace Loves Lace founder and creative director, told Inside Retail. With more and more brides forced to downsize or choosing to elope, Megan said the dress became the focal point. “We

The Art & Science of Visual Merchandising [Inside the Evolution of Retail]


Today, merchants are using advanced point of sale systems and handheld devices that empower sales associates to provide a smoother, more personalized in-store customer experience. Pose the question “what is visual merchandising?”

Creating a Custom, One of a Kind Door with Reclaimed Lumber

Elmwood Timber

And with the beauty and interest of real wood, these doors are sure to become the focal point of any design. . . Doors are an integral part of every home or commercial space.

Add Dark, Rich Color to Your Floors With Walnut Wood Flooring

Elmwood Timber

Walnut floors have a sought after color and woodgrain that make them the instant focal point of any design. . Wood floors have been in use in homes and commercial spaces for centuries. Wood has an appeal that outdoes all other flooring materials – and with good reason.

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Liang Architecture Studio creates retrofuturistic boutique in Hangzhou


Up above, a large diamond-shaped acrylic lighting fixture that changes colour pierces through the ceiling to create a dramatic focal point.

Interiors inspiration: Design Week’s pick of spaces using natural materials


A living green wall provides a sustainable focal point. A contrasting patterned fabric banquette runs the length of the bar, intending to create a point of contrast between the bar and dining areas. 1 Hotel Toronto, by Rockwell Group.

Craghoppers to launch at Victoria Square Belfast

Retail Focus

Sustainability is a focal point for our brand, and it’s great to see a city like Belfast embracing this aspect and giving us the opportunity to make our mark and continue to inspire generations of outdoor enthusiasts.”.

Interiors inspiration: Design Week’s pick of nature inspired spaces


This was a major inspiration point for Rockwell Group in the design of the new space, with the studio opting to accentuate the hotel’s connection to the Nevada deserts rather than the usual Vegas hubbub. Jenki Matcha Bar, by Ruby Kean.

Arup develops “symbolic gift to the future” with immersive Antarctic exhibition


This room houses the two main focal points of the exhibition – sculptural pieces that combine art, design and science from RCA student Wayne Binitie.

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FitPink springs into Victoria Square Belfast for debut store

Retail Focus

Sustainability will also be a focal point in the store, with all packaging made from compostable material, acid-free tissue paper and the use of eco-friendly soy-based ink in all printing.

Designing the Human Experience: Branding is Key in the Restaurant Industry


The accent lights are used to draw attraction to a focal point which can be used to show off artwork or any featured element. For artwork and painting, neutral palettes work well to make these pieces become a focal point in creating your brand and story.

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Gridded steel facade evokes bamboo forest at Hermès store in Tokyo


A dramatic staircase is a focal point. Parisian studio RDAI has designed a store on Tokyo 's prestigious Omotesando street for fashion house Hermès , which was designed to evoke aspects of Japanese nature and culture.

A New Kind of Black Friday: Theatro Intelligent Assistant Supports Thousands of Customer Transactions


In-store shopping remained a focal point, but with masks and safety precautions in place to ensure the health of shoppers and employees.

Redefining Dining with Color, Culture and Design


Do we use muted colors to allow the food to be the focal point, or do we compliment the variety of bright and beautiful colors in the food by using the same palette in our designs? It would be an understatement to say that food is important in Mexico.

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Can biophilic lighting bring the benefits of nature inside?

Design Wanted

Biophilic design isn’t just about flora but using lighting to make plants or hanging baskets a focal point is a good start. Described as a”‘vase with LED lights”, the focal point is a narrow stem in which to place flowers or a decorative leaf.

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“Vegetables, but fun”: Public Address gives plant-based food brand new look


Instead, the team did the opposite – making the branding itself the focal point.

Commune designs Serra marijuana dispensary in Los Angeles to be airy and luxurious


A focal point of the interiors is an oval-shaped oak counter with rod-like Tambor detailing, which conceals drawers on the opposite side. Oak and brass display cabinets fill this cannabis dispensary in Los Angeles that local studio Commune designed to look like a jewellery store.

Interiors inspiration: Design Week favourite recent projects


The result is a maximalist set of spaces which Rockwell says “celebrates the spirit of carefree sophistication” Several site-specific installations have been designed as feature points. These include Bar Moxy, the focal point of the ground floor lobby.

4 Ways to Display Top-Dollar Gifts in Your Store This Year

Firefly Store Solutions

Here, you can display trinkets and move them around the store daily – this cart option allows you to take advantage of different focal points of the store, encouraging you to test out different spaces the customer may be more drawn to.

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Furniture maker Prostoria celebrates ten years of championing Croatian design

Design Wanted

At present, Prostoria exports its products to over 60 countries across 5 continents, covering 890 high-end points of sale, 42 collections and 130 different products.

Interiors inspiration: Design Week’s favourite new projects


A focal point of the space is a large mural designed and painted by London-based illustrator Kate Philipson. Esmée, by Space Copenhagen.

Your Short Guide to Upselling & Cross-Selling

Snap Retail

Customer Service is the Focal Point. Upselling and cross-selling is a legitimate strategy that can help you grow your revenue. In terms of numbers, it’s also more beneficial than prospecting new customers.

Taxi Studio’s branding for a cancer charity includes a “bowel-inspired” typeface


The project’s focal point is a bespoke typeface, designed in partnership with long-time Taxi collaborator Tom Lane. Taxi Studio has designed the identity for Never Too Young, a charity set up to raise awareness for bowel cancer in younger people.

Keeping Up With The Growing Cosmetic Industry

Tusco Display

And because beauty products tend to come in smaller packaging, you can soften the appearance of the display so the product is the focal point. The beauty industry is topping $511B in 2021. There is a demand for quick access to these products, which means purchasing in store is the leader in buying cosmetic goods. Although e-commerce has grown significantly, drug stores and pharmacies continue to be the top sellers of cosmetic products.

Milanese decentralized design district D.O.S. presents “ID – All the Design Identities” at MDW21

Design Wanted

After the October 2020 edition, which led to over 60,000 interactions, D.O.S proposes a new exhibition that will allow to “see the invisible”, combining classic exhibitions with experiences in Augmented Reality (AR).

Child Studio channels peep show booths of London for Soho glasses shop


An antique Caori cocktail table designed by Vico Magistretti in 1961 serves as a focal point on the ground floor.