7 JUXTAPOSITION abounded in groupings that combined
warm wood with cold metal, sharp angles with soft curves, or
vintage appeal with futuristic edge. Organic flow met streamlined sleekness in vignettes pairing nature with synthetics,
and Lifestyle/Trimco celebrated both kitsch and sophisticated
form with its Day at the Beach theme.
8 PEEKABOO PANELS gave some
showrooms a sense of discovery. Ace Designs
revealed a different piece of its work in each
cubby of a giant advent calendar, while
Bernstein Display had merchandising half
hidden behind cabinet doors set ajar.
9 TRANSLUCENCE made an
appearance in mannequins at Almax
and DK Display, accessory heads at
Universal Display & Design, and
tables and colored jewelry displays
at Visual Citi. Materials with a
translucent look included plastic
panels with recycled content from
Motif Design Tools and Icemetrix
glass tiles from Architectural
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Retail Design Collective showrooms at
Get inspired for the 2013 A.R.E. Retail Design Collective –
December 4 to 6.
Jo Rossman, LEED AP, is manager of sustainability and designer
programs for the Association for Retail Environments.