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Grottini Retail Environments has opened an Inspirational Hub showroom at its Recanati location. Designed by Alessandro Luciani for the company’s 40th anniversary, the facility includes a museum space celebrating
Grottini’s 40-year history, a social space showcasing finished projects, and
a future space dedicated to innovation and Grottini values, created with
eco-friendly materials. Intersecting lines in the company’s signature bright
green against a dark backdrop represent project development, while the
recurring hexagon element symbolizes interaction.
Genesis Mannequins has launched a showroom in Paris for convenient access to global clients. Trendy mannequins in unique finishes,
displays, and technological developments fill the 65-sq.-meter floor, exhibiting
the company’s vast range of styles.
PORCELANOSA has opened a North American flagship in a historic building in
Manhattan’s Flatiron District. Eight floors include a bar, lounge, café, and materials
library with touchscreen devices that serve as displays. A retractable ceiling made of
PORCELANOSA’s KRION Solid Surface conceals heating and cooling systems as well
as mechanical pieces, while providing access for building maintenance. Each hinged
ceiling panel is a 6-ft.-long trapezoid attached to cables and a mechanical pulley
system controlled from one central key box. Many panels drop from one side and
pivot toward the wall; others smoothly slide along tracks.
New showrooms debut
for Grottini, Genesis, Porcelanosa
Callison and RTKL have joined forces
as CallisonRTKL. The expanded
footprint and increased depth of
services allow the firm to better
respond to market demands and
client goals. Both companies were
previously acquired by the Nether-lands-based Arcadis, a global design
and consultancy for natural and
Prolamina and Ampac are now
ProAmpac following a merger of the
two flexible packaging companies.
ProAmpac will operate as the corporate parent company of the four
brand divisions Prolamina, Ampac,
Tulsack, and Business Deposits Plus.
Prolamina’s Terrebonne, Quebec,
location will transition to the Ampac
Merritt Colorado has rebranded
as Avanti Fabricators to better
reflect the core store fixture business. Avanti in Italian means moving
forward or ahead of, while
Fabricators conveys a broader service offering than traditional millwork.
McGladrey has united firms from
more than 110 countries in the RSM
International network under a common brand, RSM US. Accompanying the rebrand are an ad campaign
and a new publication addressing
Southern Imperial has a new
corporate logo that reinforces the
company’s history while reflecting
current operational and cultural
Visual Citi opened a 62,000-sq.-ft.
facility in Tijuana, Mexico, and a
15,000-sq.-ft. facility in San Diego
to serve more competitively and
internationally. The facilities have
capabilities parallel to Visual Citi’s
headquarters in New York.
RSM US, formerly McGladrey, has
entered into a definitive agreement
to join forces with Junction Solutions to enhance the firm’s growing
consulting practice. RSM will acquire
substantially all the assets of Junction Solutions.
GH+A won six design accolades at
the ICSC Canadian Shopping Centre
Awards, including the Danier Maple
Leaf Silver Award, the Naturiste
Maple Leaf Gold Award, and the
RBC WaterPark Place Maple Leaf
Grottini Retail Environments’
display solutions for Steve Madden
stores took first place in the
Retail Design category at the
DIVA Competition (Display Italia
Viscom Awards), an international
Visual Magnetics has won two
SGIA Product of the Year Awards
for VM-SHELF and VM-DRYerase.
The company’s ModuLayer and
MindLayers are finalists in
Interior Design’s Best of Year Awards
for Innovative New Material for
Wallcovering and Unexpected