Based on a t wo-by-four-foot grid, backlit LED product displays
and canvas-wrapped ceiling boxes bathe eco-sensitive products
in a warm light in this design for Gratiae Cosmetics on Las Vegas’
Fremont Street. (Featured A.R.E. member: Tima Winter, design)
Undulating curves are everywhere in Coup d’Oeil, Zurich—
fixtures that suspend products in mid-air, beaded curtain
backdrop, furnishings, and flooring details. (Featured A.R.E.
member: CUBIC Visual Systems, fixtures)
Photo: Dalziel and Pow
of reclaimed barn
river rocks bring
the outside in at
Higher Ground in
Opto Int’l., fixtures)
Transparent shelving and backdrops let graphics and the
store’s logo shine behind the products in this Locker Room
by Foot Locker in Bullring, Birmingham, U.K. (Featured A.R.E.
member: Dalziel + Pow, design)
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validating retail environments investments. In response, A.R.E. is pursuing a
new initiative to compile case studies illustrating the return-on-investment
benefits of investments including new store design, lighting, fixtures, visual
merchandising, in-store communications, and more.
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Make your voice heard
A.R.E.’s powerful Retail Council has grown to 40 retailers who help guide A.R.E.’s retail-focused programs: the
association’s annual design awards, content, programming at regional and national events, and more. If you
would like input into future topics and projects, apply to
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