we have just received the two trophies from the Retail Design Institute (RDI) awards where Galeries Lafayette istanbul has been awarded twice this year. they look pretty good on our counter 😉

great news we would like to share: our beloved showroom A’space has once again been awarded. this time at the 2017 International Design Awards with an honorable mention.

the retail design institute hosts the most well respected international store design competition in the retail industry. we are especially honored to be awarded at the RDI: 2017 store of the year awards with department store Galeries Lafayette istanbul. in addition we received the institute’s innovation award in the category lighting.

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the shop fitting industry’s yearbook unites current best cases of shop design and retail architecture. store book 2018, published by dlv-netzwerk ladenbau e.v and callwey, presents store concepts from the categories body & mind, food & drinks, fashion & accessories, lifestyle & communication, boots & high heels and active & travel. all shop-fitting projects were selected by an expert advisory board. we are thankful our design concept for engelbert strauss workwear store in oberhausen is among the published projects.

fashion brand KARL LAGERFELD has opened a new store on the ground floor of department store printemps in lille, france. with 38 sqm in size, the space uncovers more elements of the fashion brand’s new design concept, plajer & franz studio has been developing under the creative direction of Karl Lagerfeld. watch out, the whole design concept will be revealed very soon!

take a sneak peak of our latest construction site: a new architectural project is growing – a fantastic center for logistics! more information will be coming soon…

retail business is constantly changing. to enhance the customer brand relationship, retail design has to be flexible and incorporate new approaches, design forms, technologies and marketing strategies. with its publication series Retail Design International, stuttgart based publisher av edition presents the latest developments in global retail design with contributions from interdisciplinary experts and innovative reference objects. issue no 3 is out now. it is a standard reference for retail design industry including deparment store Galeries Lafayette

what significance has a freehand sketch in the age of CAD? a korean publication gives space for a book full of architectural drawings.

to be clear – we consider computer drawing and its possibilities as wonderful and irreplaceable. however a sketch is a thinking tool, visualizing thoughts and ideas while sketching. who is able to sketch ideas quickly with the pen also saves time and will convince clients easier. korean bob magazine just published a great book on sketches done by international architect studios. we are pleased that we have been asked to provide some of our project sketches for the publication.

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