Our partner Jill Higgins was in Beirut last week for the eagerly-awaited launch of ABC Verdun, our client ABC Group's newest mall and department store.
The high profile launch party brought together over 1,700 people including celebrities and influencers, with an opening speech from Robert Fadel, ABC Group's CEO and prominent Lebanese politician.
We designed every department of the new ABC store, in line with the new brand interior identity we developed for ABC Achrafieh. Photos to come...
The gift shop we created for the White Tower has been receiving love worldwide. Our concept was inspired by the innate character and theatre of the White Tower itself – the oldest building within The Tower of London.
As a Grade I Scheduled Ancient Monument, the fabric of the building couldn't be altered in any way, so all visual merchandising components were specifically designed for the project. The key design feature is three huge, bespoke pendant lights which are cleverly attached to the units. Rising up in arches over the central walkway, they mirror and accentuate the vaulted ceiling.
Customer feedback has been very positive, with our client reporting a significant uplift in average transaction value and spend per visitor. 12 leading publications across 7 countries have featured the concept, including Mind, Retail Focus, Retail Design World and Stores + Shops Magazine.
See the case study.
Good news – our design concept for The Bar at The Athenaeum Hotel in Mayfair has made the shortlist at the prestigious Restaurant and Bar Design Awards.
See you at The Bar. Cheers!
Our refurbishment of ABC Achrafieh department store in Beirut is featured in this month's Commercial Interior Design (CID) Magazine (DesignMENA).
ABC is the most prominent mall and department store in Lebanon. It was the first retailer to provide fixed prices in a country where bargaining was a tradition, the first to employ women in its sales force, the first company to advertise in Lebanon, and the first department store to open its doors in the Middle East.
Like Beirut itself, the the design DNA of the refurbished store is a vibrant mix of glamour, elegance and sophistication with an urban edge. See the case study.
Studio asked our partner Jill and nine other leading industry directors in the interior design sector what advice they would give to a junior interior designer looking for work.
The article, featured in Design Week, gives tips on how candidates can make a lasting impression in an interview and what key skills designers should be demonstrating in their portfolio.Read More
Next week our design director Amyas Wade will be speaking at INDEX Design Series in Dubai, on Thursday 25th May.
Amyas will be talking as part of an expert panel to discuss market demand in the GCC and upcoming major retail developments. One such project is the Fashion Avenue extension to the world-famous Dubai Mall which we are currently working on.
INDEX will be on from Monday 22nd May - Thursday 25th May at the Dubai World Trade Centre, and will bring together retailers, interior designers and architects.
Amyas' talk will be on from 13.15 - 14.00 in the Seminar Theatre, Hall 2. We hope you can join us.