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Conran: The secrets of retail design

Nathan Zaver, Senior Designer from Conran & Partners lets us in on a few little secrets…

Last Thursday I gave a talk with Paul Zara about our retail work to the In-store Marketing Conference at the University of Westminster in Regent Street.

It’s London’s only seminar dedicated entirely to the shopper marketing and communications, so it was a good opportunity to show the work we’ve done for companies like GAP, Uniqlo and Barclays and our recent project for Coffee Republic.

As you can see in the ad below, we were unlocking ‘the secrets behind some of retailing’s most alluring in-store environments’. Read below to find out more…

A few of our secrets…..:

  • Be flexible! Listen to your client and understand their design and commercial needs
  • Good design can make you more money!
  • High Street retail design can be innovate and creative without costing the earth
  • We understand retail from a unique perspective as our group runs a retail business
  • A brand can change its value through design

Want to find out more about our experience in retail design?

Email Nathan on Nathan.Zaver@conran.com

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Conran and Partners redesigns Coffee Republic…

Did you know we are designing the new look Coffee Republic stores?

Read more about it here and have a look below at what Paul Zara from Conran and Partners has to say about it…



The first of the new Coffee Republic stores has opened and it’s handily located down here on the south coast, in Hove (or Hove Actually as it’s known.  “Where do you live? Brighton, well Hove actually”).  The new concept is lighter and brighter than before and the old red and black interior has gone for good.  Its American diner look is intended to contrast with the more homespun feel of the competition and we used punchy graphics and bold photography to stand out still further.  We are rolling out the concept around the UK and maybe in the Middle East and Turkey, so look out for new stores in Tottenham Court Road, Bluewater and Doncaster over the next few months. The project has been led by the Brighton Office’s leading interior designer Nathan, ably assisted be Ellen, and they’ve done a great job on a tight budget. And we have some really nice photos by clickclickjim

If you’re in London and looking for something a bit stronger than a cappuccino this weekend…

why not try a selection of our finest British brews at The Great British Beer Festival at Earls Court.

You may well need a few coffees and a dose of bright signage after sampling some of the 500-odd ales they have there to tempt you…

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