Very Small Shops

Very Small Shops

by John Stones
     
 

The limitations of a tiny space, rather than inhibiting designers, often result in some of the most innovative and exciting retail design. While small shops offer the chance for famous designers to experiment and showcase their skills for the retailers who can afford them, other independent retailers will be competing for the same customers and looking for ideas to

Overview

The limitations of a tiny space, rather than inhibiting designers, often result in some of the most innovative and exciting retail design. While small shops offer the chance for famous designers to experiment and showcase their skills for the retailers who can afford them, other independent retailers will be competing for the same customers and looking for ideas to implement on their own.

This book brings together some of the best recent, innovative examples of small store designs from around the world. All the shops measure less than 1,600 square feet (many much less), and are grouped by size, with explanations and tips from their designers. Types of outlet featured include fashion, accessories, opticians, technology, food, and confectionery. The book is divided into three sections: small shops, smaller shops, and tiny shops. Each section begins with an interview with a designer of a small shop, explaining the creative opportunities and difficulties in greater detail. This book will be inspirational for retail designers and small shop owners looking to create their own big statement in a small space.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781856696258
Publisher:
King, Laurence Publishing
Publication date:
10/07/2009
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

John Stones is a freelance writer and former features editor of Design Week. He has worked for Icon and Marketing Week as well as contributing to national newspapers and editing a magazine for Virgin Atlantic. He has a PhD from the Courtauld Institute of Art and his first book, Total Design Sourcebook: Display, was published in September 2008.

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