A few weeks ago saw the doors open to Patagonia’s first brand destination in the UK. Their move follows that of fellow outdoor brand Fjallraven, the Swedish label having also selected Manchester as the location for its first UK store. So why Manchester? It has a reputation for being cold and wet and has a strong tradition of big coat culture….makes perfect sense.
Last week we were invited to give a talk at BRE about sustainable retail design. BRE is a world leading multi-disciplinary building science centre with a mission to improve the built environment through research and knowledge generation.
Seeing the very latest in leading-edge design thinking for interiors is always exciting and can be a real boost to creativity, but there is also something really inspirational about the way that good design can breathe new life into older buildings needing refurbishment.