A.R.E. 2013 RETAIL TREND REPORT:
This year, A.R.E. looks at retail design, branding, and strategy trends
through the lens of dimensionality By Jo Rossman
Rapid market changes
continue to provoke
an evolution in retail
stores’ size, scope, and
deliverables, as well as the
role stores play in society.
Today’s retailers are defying
in all of the various ways
the word dimension can be,
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ONE MEANING of dimension is the spatial extent of an object along its x-axis, y-axis, etc.
Designers are playing up the traditional horizontal focus of retail space, emphasizing vertical
space, and playing with 3D. And as tech wizards turn out an ever-growing number of analytical
tools, new data is being measured to uncover what works and what doesn’t.
The addition of a mezzanine into a narrow
space with 25-foot ceilings enabled an
additional 300 seats at Cooper’s Hawk
in Columbus’ Easton Town Center.
A two-story wall space at ColorPlus in
Chennai, India, emphasizes the quality
of the proprietary merchandise with a
display of spools of thread from the
Footwear displayed on curved
ascending glass shelves draw
attention to upper levels in
Beijing’s Li Ning flagship.