Retail Design and Shopfitting specialists

As leading retail store shopfitters, we offer comprehensive Retail Design and Shopfitting service. We can offer our services at any stage of the design or refurbishment process. So, if you already have design ready and looking for a contractor for the shopfitting and refurbishment programme we can take care of this for you.

At Contrast Interiors we have a strong creative team in which architects work alongside designers from the beginning of the design process. By doing so, we believe we can offer a professional service tailored to meet your individual needs.

On any retail shopfitting project a good starting point is understanding the clients brief, brand and then produce concept designs for discussion. We then move onto layout designs, refine the interior and graphic designs.

Once the above is finalised we will put together a detailed design package that complies with legal, statutory and technical requirements and is consistent with the previously established concept.  The design will also need to comply with Planning, Building Control and CDM requirements.

Our aim in developing any space will be to achieve our clients design aspirations, quality expectations and technical criteria. It should be captivating and inspiring to shoppers, exude quality, attention to detail, bold coherent graphics, dramatic window displays and strong focal points.

Best quality materials
and exquisite detailing

The interiors should reflect the total store design through the physical extension of the shop front design concept into the space. Good sightlines are critical both within the interiors and from the shopfront, to ensure the visibility of the brand, is strong and consistent

This can be translated through materials, textures, features, fixtures or motifs, but the key, is selection of the best quality materials and exquisite detailing.

Fixtures and fittings should be robust to retain their appearance and designed to a level of quality that will raise the ambience of the store making browsing a pleasurable experience.

All elements of the store interior from flooring, finishes, ceilings, lighting and fixtures to lifestyle images and graphics, will all be critical to visitors inspiration, navigation through the space, and maximising footfall.

Design and build packages

You can expect the following elements to be incorporated in our design and build packages.

  • There are a number of elements that constitute an inspiring and alluring interior for shoppers, which should be fully visible from the shop front exterior
  • The creation of a mood / atmosphere that reflect the brands, translated through the theme or stylistic features, lifestyle images, graphics and marketing messages is critical
  • All signage should be innovative, eye catching and three dimensional
  • Clear and easy shopper navigation and circulation through the space and merchandise fixtures
  • Quality and attention to detail in the use of finishes, with factory finished materials and precise engineering and jointing are a priority. Abutment of all finishes should be flush finished
  • Variation in ceiling treatments and levels should be used in conjunction with flooring and effect lighting.

 

Aside from aesthetics, all designs should also take into account the practicalities of installation and compliance with current Health & Safety legislation, and their associated risks and methods. The durability and ongoing maintenance of materials and design detailing is also an important factor that makes a good design and great fit out.

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