Kinnersley Kent Design is founded
by Glenn Kinnersley & Mick Kent
Mick Kent and Glenn Kinnersley found the agency in London, with The Burton Group – Topshop and Topman – as the first client.
Know your customer
After its latest store design concept failed to perform, Dorothy Perkins came to Kinnersley Kent Design with a brief to help it re-connect with its customer base. The new interior we devised was so successful, it was applied to 220 stores nationwide over the following two years.
Albert Roux + House of Fraser
Haute cuisine meets the high street
In a meeting of two hitherto-unconnected worlds, Kinnersley Kent Design created the first ever integration of a superstar chef F&B offer within a department store – another key moment in our highly-successful, long-term partnership with House of Fraser.
When Mercedes Benz re-took control of its Greater London area showrooms from franchisees, it came to Kinnersley Kent Design to create its new showroom concept, which included dedicated suites for the launch of its super-high-end Maybach cars.
Bringing the Middle East to Bond Street
We created the first European flagship store – at the ultimate London address – for food retail brand Bateel, one of the Middle East’s leading homegrown luxury brands, helping the specialist retailer to be positioned within the desired market and to attract investment from LMVH – ‘the world leader in luxury’.
House of Fraser
Five new stores embody re-positioning
Our relationship with House of Fraser is one of the proudest in our company’s history. 2008 was a particular stand-out year, seeing the master-planning and design of five new-build UK department stores for the brand across the UK, embodying its new ‘premium high street’ positioning.
‘Health & Beauty Interior of the Year’ winner Destination Skin was London’s first ever ‘Botox-in-your-lunch-hour’ concept, leading the way in the fast-developing, non-surgical, advanced skincare market. The brand now has over 20 outlets nationwide.
Fortnum & Mason
New Food Hall opened by HRH Prince Charles
Our two-storey, greatly-expanded food hall concept for Fortnum & Mason, based on the idea of a grand Georgian house, was opened by HRH Prince Charles and went on to scoop a number of major awards, including ‘Most Innovative Retail Concept of the Year’.
Retailer’s first ever store outside the UK
The supermarket retailer’s first ever non-UK store could not have been more ambitious - taking on the new anchor store space in the Dubai Mall. The store went on to win many awards, including ‘Best Retail’ at Dubai’s ‘Decade of Design Awards’, which recognised the best design of the first decade of the new millennium.
Tower of London
Takings triple at the Tower
Our merchandising and product narration skills were at the fore when we redesigned the retail offer for one of the UK’s top ten visitor attractions, leading to a 300% increase in sales. Historic Royal Palaces are another of our highly-valued and long-term collaborative relationships.
New fleet hosts new off-shore retail concept
When P&O launched their newest fleet, the on-board retail offer was completely integrated into the masterplan from the outset for the first time ever. As experts in the genre, Kinnersley Kent Design was the perfect partner for the maritime brand’s ‘floating department store’ concept.
Mediterranean fast food concept launched in the US
The full Kinnersley Kent Design skillset – from naming and brand strategy to hospitality interior design - was applied to this healthy fast food ‘pita’ concept, launched in Kentucky with national expansion ambitions. Our international design finesse helped create a highly-considered concept.
Taking a brand from first iteration to first flagship
Our story with Mint Velvet is typical of our collaborative process, working with the brand from the outset and completely integrating the vision of the owners with our knowledge of targeted consumer communication as the portfolio grew from small boutiques to its first flagship in York.
A taste of Provence in Chelsea
Described by the London Evening Standard as ‘so beautiful, you’ll want to steal the entire look for your home’, our hospitality concept for operators Sylvia Kontek and Vittorio Monge’s second restaurant successfully fused southern French rusticity with an industrial, urban edge, reflecting its London location.
The Athenaeum Hotel
A London great stays individual
Our first full hotel public space project is for an icon of London’s hospitality sector, with a new brand identity and a new positioning strategy to ‘stay individual’ ensuring the hotel’s retention of its unique standing against a background of multi-brand homogeneity.
House of Fraser
Taking a Great British brand into China
We are currently adapting this iconic British high street brand for the Far Eastern market, creating the retailer’s first three stores in the Chinese cities of Nanjing, Chongqing and Xuzhou and reinforcing our specialism in the successful cultural translation of brand and retail concepts.
Our Dubai studio moves into d3
As our work in the GCC continues to grow, we expanded into a bigger studio in the prestigious new Dubai Design District (d3), a purpose-built community dedicated to promoting and nurturing creative companies.