The fixtures in Zippo’s retail store, located within the Zippo/Case Museum in Bradford, Pa.,
were provided by Allegheny Trico and incorporate the brand’s iconic identifiers, including the
Zippo bottom stamp.
For a newly designed retail store located within the Zippo/Case Museum, hometown custom store fixture manufacturer Allegheny
Trico provided showcases, floor fixtures,
mannequin platforms, window displays,
shelving, and perimeter hardware, in
addition to new industrial lighting and
The store’s sleek, contemporary design
reflects the transition of the company,
famous for its pocket lighters, to a lifestyle
brand that also encompasses pocket knives,
writing instruments, outdoor products,
apparel, fragrances, leathergoods, bags,
books, and gifts. The brand’s iconic identifiers, including the Zippo bottom stamp,
were incorporated into the many aspects of
the store, including the shelving. Pendant
lights represent fire. Slatwall is brushed
aluminum, recalling the finish of the company’s classic lighting. The design also
incorporates brick and leather.
Allegheny Trico has a history with Zippo,
having provided fixtures for the original
visitor’s center in 1997 and more recently
worked closely with Zippo to retrofit a con-
Zippo Retail Store
| Zippo/Case Museum, Bradford, Pa.
Fixtures: Allegheny Trico, Bradford, Pa.
Design: Hadley Exhibits, Bradford, Pa.
Retailer/Project management: Zippo,
cept store located in the company’s headquarters in Bradford. Meeting with brand
developers who did not speak English
offered challenges, notes Darcy DiFazio,
owner of Allegheny Trico. “Through a lot of
sketches and hand gestures, new fixtures
were designed,” she says. For this project,
the fixture company received renderings,
then worked closely with the museum’s
retail manager to identify needs, make
adjustments to existing plans, engineer,
manufacture, and install the laminate and
powder-coated metal units. “Being on-site
with the customer helped make the project
run super-smooth,” says DiFazio.