Trends in Retail Design
Great Examples of Retail Architecture
Retail design involves not only creating spaces that attract customers and sell products, but also creating beautiful interiors that define a brand. Contract highlights eye-catching interiors—including freestanding stores, urban storefronts, and even pop-up shops— that delight and inspire, and provides retail store design ideas that interior designers and architects can incorporate into their own practices.
Interiors for retail that have been featured in our magazine and on our website are located around the globe. Retail interiors featured include clothing and shoe stores, beauty and perfume stores, automotive showrooms, furniture and lighting showrooms, candy shops, and bookstores. Retail stores incorporate signage and branding, display cases and fixtures, and thoughtfully planned lighting schemes that highlight products. Designs for retail range from the minimal to the extravagant, but should always be tailored to best showcase the product, whether for a local brand with a single storefront or a large chain with many locations around the world.
Aside from featuring great interiors for retail stores, Contract also regularly showcases furniture and finishes that can be specified for retail stores, including tables and shelving, casegoods, flooring and wall finishes, and lighting. We identify trends in retail design and invite experts to share strategies that work for creating the best experience for customers and communicating the values and personality behind the brand itself.
Contract’s annual Interiors Awards recognizes excellence in design in several categories, including retail design. Enter your best retail projects, and join us at the annual Interiors Awards Breakfast in New York in January.