plajer & franz studio has been designing stores for workwear brand ENGELBERT STRAUSS at a time when future prospects for the stationary trade are not promising. but the forward-thinking mail-order brand decided to go from online into offline business. the success proves that innovative logistic and an authentic retail concept for a niche product can boost the business and it’s brands image in nowadays online world.
at the two-day, high-profile conference, concepts like „supermercato del futuro“ by coop, live video shopping, 3d-printed products and other innovations of the digital revolution unveiled new aspects of future retail lifestyles. but everybody agreed, that technology should stay in the background and support the topic “retail of tomorrow”, but can not replace it.
alexander plajer with mrs. tanja kronibus and mr. timo schellhase during the conference
this year’s summer party at vitra headquater in weil am rhein has been a great pleasure. we met with rudolf pütz, ceo vitra germany, werner pieperhoff, ceo at vizona, matthias hummerl, managing director at vizona and Djurdja Milutinovic, store development manager at our dearest client karl lagerfeld. thank you for a wonderful day and evening!
it is always a wonderful experience to visit the vitra campus. the chair exhibition and collection of buildings from great architects is inspiring! check out the pictures we have taken:
vitra house, herzog de meuron
alvaro siza, production hall. in the foreground: elepahant stools by ray & charles eames
fire station, zaha hadid
nicholas grimshaw, detail
schaudepot, herzog de meuron, detail
production hall, sanaa, detail
chair exhibition, stacked monobloc
chair exhibition, monobloc à la louis vuitton
exceptional party place: the dome by buckminster fuller
dancing in the dome
at innovations@DOMOTEX dialogues, renowned architects, interior designers and product designers discuss topical issues and the latest trends and developments in the flooring industry. this year’s event focuses on discussions about future living, trend spotting, space & acoustics and consulting & sustainability.
following the overall topic consulting & sustainability, werner franz will be debating the questions “can consulting be a product?” and “do we need special show rooms for the sale of services?” with tina kammer, founder of the stuttgart-based online shop interior park, moderated by prof. rudolf schricker.
17. january 2017
12.15pm – 1.00pm
wishes you the team of plajer & franz studio!