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Projects

Project: Smeg UK

Design: Deepdesign
Opening date: September 2017
Store size: 594 sq m

Italian luxury kitchen appliance manufacturer Smeg has launched its state of the art flagship store on Regent Street in London at St James's Market. Housed in beautifully restored architectural surroundings, the store showcases Smeg's extensive collection of large and small appliances. The experiential store will target business people located in the surrounding developments, foodies visiting neighbouring restaurants and eateries along with boutique shoppers and tourists to the capital. The store's fit-out is designed as a contemporary, modern and spacious interior to inspire and share Smeg's design values.

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Project: Jigsaw King's Cross

Design: Checkland Kindleysides
Opening date: September 2017
Store size: 232 sq m

British fashion retailer Jigsaw has opened its latest store in Three Pancras Square in London's King's Cross with a theatre-inspired design. The brand's 87th store, the 232 sq m space has been created by Checkland Kindleysides and is the third collaboration between the design studio and retailer, following its debut work in Guildford and Westfield London.

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Project: Liberty menswear

Design: Daytrip
Opening date: August 2017
Store size: Undisclosed

'I was determined not to follow existing fashion but to create new ones,' said Arthur Lasenby Liberty on the launch of his department store on Great Marlborough Street in 1875, as a destination for discovery. Today, the store carries on this concept with its latest unveiling – a new menswear floor.

'This summer sees a total re-focus for the Liberty London menswear department, with the launch of over 20 new brands and a fresh take on key favourites. Working with design practice Daytrip, the space will be transformed into a celebration of all that is special about Liberty London in a comfortable, refreshed environment which has been designed for our loyal tribe of Liberty London men,' said Gina Ritchie, buying director at Liberty, in the lead up to the launch of the department store's new menswear floor at the end of August.

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Project: Phase Eight Rushden Lakes

Design: Draw Creative
Opening date: August 2017
Store size: 213 sq m

British womenswear brand Phase Eight has unveiled a fresh store concept at Rushden Lakes, a new shopping centre development in Northamptonshire. The retailer worked alongside Draw Creative to help the brand make a physical re-connection with its customers and create a fresh approach to product presentation.

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