Best Menswear has revamped its outlet in the Pavilions Shopping Centre, Swords. The design was a co-operation between Store Design and Best Menswear in house design.
New merchandising and display systems (Inset 4) finished in dark truffle timber and umbra grey metalwork were installed. Dark oak and stone colour flooring was used. We installed LED lighting behind the wall merchandising and to highlight displays.
The shopfront entrance was remodeled to create a modern window display area with open views into the retail area.
Shannon Heritage recently refurbished their Admissions Hall & Retail area. A former courtyard was converted into a new retail space.
Store Design worked with O’Neill O’Malley Architects, Synnott Design and Seek Design to develop the new retail concept. The client required a new dynamic and experiential approach while reflecting Co. Clare’s rich cultural and ecological wealth. Furthermore, the retail offer needs to showcase a mix of high quality products directed at their tourist and home market.
The result has been an outstanding success and features a new approach to tourism retail.
The concept for this store was designed by 21 Spaces. The store is on two levels. Firstly an experiential mezzanine for team sports as well as a bootroom. Secondly a quirky ground floor for apparel and footwear.
All merchandising equipment is provided by Store Design and developed in conjunction with Life Style Sports own merchandising team.
The Café and Retail at the GPO commemorate the 1916 Centenary with a range of products for those embarking on the Museum Tour. It is a point of rest and an opportunity to take a piece of the centenary home.
It was designed by O’Neill O’Malley Architects. The retail offer is presented in conjunction with the Store Design in-house team with excellent effect.
GUINNESS®, the world’s best-loved beer, and Newbridge Silverware, Ireland’s premier silverware designer, have created an exciting collaborative collection. This partnership sees the two iconic brands coming together to produce a carefully created premium collection of jewellery, homeware, and gifts that reflects the rich history of crafting expertise and excellence that is synonymous with both companies.
Store Design has created displays for the exhibition that include unique showcase units with LED lighting, display podiums with window display base and backings, and crisp large format lightboxes over 6 meters long.
A Homewares stand was also produced simultaneously for the Spring Fair in the NEC, Birmingham.
The GUINNESS® by Newbridge Silverware stoneware collection is a unique range of homeware that has been handcrafted with care to ensure truly special pieces. Featuring practical yet stylish items including a hot plate, roasting, casserole, and soup dishes, each piece in this collection has been through a sandblasting process to create a unique navy and cream-hued designer finish.
Menswear manufacturer 6th Sense recently opened a new flagship store in Whitewater Shopping Centre. The new concept for 6th Sense uses very warm and subtle finishes to give maximum emphasis on the products and a very masculine ambiance. The merchandising systems are Inset 4 and Recess 4 which give excellent flexibility.
Since the early ’90s, the AranSweaterMarket has grown from the small island community of Inis Mór to one of the country’s leading suppliers of Aran Knitwear.
With markets now in Killarney and Shannon Airport as well as the Aran Islands, the company works with only the best of Irish suppliers and designers, to bring the beauty of real authentic Aran knitwear to a wide audience.
Store Design worked closely with Colm McCarthy and his team to create the Aran Sweater Market’s latest outlet in Grafton Street, Dublin. The brief was to maintain the authentic market look using rugged and natural materials and provide a fully functional and versatile retail fit-out.
Driftwood, oak sleepers, sandblasted, charred, and lacquered timbers were used in combination with natural stone flooring and tongue and groove wall paneling to create a relaxed market environment.
The wall display areas utilize an effective merchandising display system INSET 8 which is coloured to become invisible in the overall scheme. The system provides full versatility to meet the needs of a modern-day retail outlet.
As part of a project to give more comprehensive and productive direction to customer flow, a new freestanding wall was constructed – with fragrance on one side, confectionery, and travel accessories on the reverse side. Using the Inset 8 system and a new “power adaptation”, undershelf lighting was added to strengthen product presentation in a very crisp, linear construction. This resulted in an additional 20 linear meters of merchandising and a proportionately higher sales increase.
The Cliffs of Moher attraction now has more than one million visitors per annum. It has grown steadily since the new centre has developed 8 years ago.
This growing demand necessitated a new approach to their reception and information areas. Store Design along with Synnott Design was commissioned by Clare County Council to design and build this new area reflecting the attraction itself and materials representing the nature of the area. The processing of visitors has been considerably streamlined whilst the aesthetic of the space has been dramatically improved.
Store Design worked with Lifestyle Sports and 21 Spaces Design to develop a specific area for football boots within their store in the Whitewater Shopping Centre. This bespoke feature area gives the Bootwall a very strong presence and is formed from timber and painted, all manufactured by Store Design.
Client Lifestyle Sports
Location Shop Whitewater Shopping Centre, Newbridge, Co. Kildare
Store Design has just completed the joinery fit-out of the play area in Terminal 1, Dublin Airport. The fit-out used high gloss paneling throughout the area with circular seating areas and porthole lighting. The column in the play area is clad in novelty mirror with other columns clad in glass with LED surround lighting.
Client DAA/Weslin Construction
Special Features High Gloss Wall Panelling Circular Seats, Pillar Cladding
Store Design Shopfitting recently completed a fit-out for Fuschia Make-Up in the Pavilions Shopping Centre, Swords. The fit-out is inspired by Louis XVI and Rococo-style furniture with a contemporary twist.
The shop furniture is finished in a high gloss cream lacquer and units are backed with etched and ghosted glass. Lighting in the units is LED energy-efficient spots for the displays and LED colour-changing strip lights for the feature effects. The design of the shop was influenced heavily by the shop owner Gillian Moore. Gillian wished to progress the design from her other outlet in Drogheda to the present new look.
Client Fuschia Make-Up
Location Shop The Pavilions Shopping Centre, Swords.
Meadows & Byrne Homestores Group asked Store Design to help with merchandising of Utensils – a key impulse purchase area within their stores. While the traditional method of hangsell merchandising is still used, this “Cutlery Drawer” principle gives a strong variation in presentation. Combined with the Menuboard concept overhead which allows for display and theming, the change has had a significant impact on Sales.
Blarney Woollenmills in Cork, the largest Irish Store in the world, recently opened a new department called “Blarney Celtic Jewellery”.
In keeping with its reputation, this new departure for Blarney Woollenmills is the largest Celtic Jewellery Department in Ireland and, probably, the world. Specialist Jewellery Shopfitter Store Design, in conjunction with Blarney’s in-house retail development team, brought together all the elements required to make this a very impressive and busy new area.
The new Area for Blarney Celtic Jewellery is part of the old woolen mills and so is a big space with high ceilings. While the requirement is not to lose that warehouse feeling, Jewellery is, by its nature, a collection of physically small items which will get lost in a large space. The strategy, therefore, was to use dark, warm, and luxurious finishes in the space while keeping the merchandise areas in a bright finish very well lit.
The result is a strong emphasis on the product and, more importantly, a corresponding increase in sales!
Store Design worked with Life Style Sports and Dublin Design practice ABGC Architecture & Design to develop a specific area for football boots within the expanded Dundrum TownCentre store. This bespoke “floating” feature area gives the Bootwall a very strong presence. It is formed from timber and stainless steel all manufactured by Store Design. There is a custom spray-painted finish on the back panels using contrasting high gloss and matt black finishes.
Store Design was invited by Arnotts Department Store in Dublin to develop an area within the China and Gift Department for the introduction of the full Noritake range to Ireland. The proposition was that this should be understated while reflecting the high-quality aspect of the Noritake range. The use of undershelf lighting, dark mirror, and stylized tables all added to make this a productive concession.
The Paul Fitzpatrick Footwear store in Dundrum Town Centre which retails high-quality branded footwear recently had a revamp. This was designed by John Henry Boyle of 21 Spaces Design. While the Perimeter involved primarily redecoration, the approach to center floor merchandising was completely changed. The new circular tables, manufactured entirely by Store Design, allow ease of circulation throughout, have high merchandise visibility. The tables have been left relatively high which means that it is easy to touch products on the top level – the first critical step in the buying process. This has been very successful.
Anthony Ryans was established in 1909 and are considered Galway’s leading fashion store in Men’s & Ladieswear. The menswear department was re-fitted in November 2011 and was designed by MA Design who are based in Coventry. Finishes include brushed stainless steel and Cordoba and Driftwood timber finishes with shopfittings finished in mirror chrome.
Completed in August 2011, Glenaran is a fit-out of giftware area to include recognised brands such as Newbridge Silverware and Waterford Crystal. The retail unit was designed by Store Design and the Glenaran Team. The mechanical and electrical design and fit-out by Glenbeigh Construction. Units are constructed with a combination of walnut and MDF lacquer finishes. All display lighting in the units are ‘A’ rated LED fittings.
Completed in August 2011, Waterford Crystal units are manufactured to Waterford specifications. These units have a high gloss frame & display tops and matt black interiors. LED lighting was used to highlight the product to great effect. A discreet display system, Inset4, was used and coloured matt black to emphasize the crystal display.
Completed in November 2010, Azure uses a class 1 fire-rated teak cladding to the ceiling and back wall feature area. The ceiling is accentuated by the use of concealed blue led strip light.
Wall areas are clad in a high gloss aluminum finish with Inset 4 accessories. The graphics overhead these units are hand-painted. Window backs are polished clear acrylic tubes with window bases in the back sprayed glass.
Fitting room areas are large with recessed mirror areas and multicolored feature disc wall.
Client Acapella Fashions
Location Terminal 2, Dublin Airport
Special Features Teak Cladding, Acrylic & Stainless Steel Displays, Commissioned Murals
Line Of Business Independent Wholesaler and Retailer
Architecture & Design Alan McMahon, Nikki O Donnell, Andreas Heil
Cliffs of Moher is now a leading visitor destination – in the top two in Ireland with up to 1 million visitors annually.
The busy gift store had a central cash point that was not performing to its full potential so the new cash & wrap area has focused on the presentation of self-select gifts and jewellery at the point of purchase. There was also a need to significantly improve the presentations of premium jewellery.
The solution is a very commercial, flexible layout which has considerably boosted sales in all categories.
Fit-out for the menswear store The Suit Co. which opened in Westend Retail Park, Blanchardstown, Dublin in November 2010. The finishes included a porcelain polished floor with shopfitting fixtures in satin chrome, aluminum, and truffle oak.
The shop was designed in conjunction with the Suit Co. design team and the overall project was realized in a 6 week period.
Having completed a very successful revamp of the restaurant facility last year, the new management team has turned their attention to a large gift & craft store. This is being developed in conjunction with brand builders Bradley McGurk. The first and most pressing issue to be dealt with was the entrance and cash & wrap area.
The challenge was to deal with the large volumes of customers that arrive simultaneously on coaches. This leads to a big traffic jam in this critical area and causes major disruption to customers at that critical “point of sale” moment.
The solution reflects the image that Kylemore wants to project while organizing purchasing and arriving customers. The customized “Q” management system is also very effective for those vital impulse sales – all in all, a great start to the refit of the store.
The 6th Sense store in Golden Island SC, Athlone, is the first branded stand-alone store that 6th Sense has opened. The brief to Store Design was to create a distinct environment that reflected the brand’s positioning through the use of existing features but also to put a strong emphasis on the product itself. The Shopfitting project itself was mostly cosmetic as there were existing services and structures in place. The shop fittings needed to be flexible enough to allow them to merchandise the product to its maximum potential through coordination and storytelling to colour blocking. The entire project from design to shopfitting was carried out by Store Design with strong input from 6th Sense. The end result is a store that not only looks well but works very well also.
Having completed an extensive market research project on their store and its customers, Moriarty’s embarked on a rebranding exercise which has had a very positive impact on their business.
One aspect of their retail offer which they felt was weakest was the jewellery department. They were unable to give customers sufficient service and space and they also wanted to be able to tell customers more about the story of Celtic jewellery.
They asked Store Design and Solvar to propose a new look and new location for this new jewellery offer. The results have been excellent with significant increases not only in turnover but also in the average purchase price.
The retail design and shopfitting were by Store Design. Branding and Design were by Cork-based Think Tank.
Fallers Jewellers in Galway was established in 1879 by Stephen Faller. The company has thrived through four generations. It is run by Paul & Bernadette Faller. The shop underwent major renovations in July 2011 with the newly renovated giftware department completed in September 2011. Brands stocked include Newbridge Silverware, Pandora, Thomas Sabo, and of course Claddagh Jewellery.