Retail Therapy

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Well kids, the first project of the school year is under my belt, and it was a doosey!

My fellow 3rd semester Interior Designs students here at FIT in NYC were given the task of designing our first retail store for an imagined but upscale client.

Parameters:

1.  Two previous store locales merging into one

2.  Given: leather goods manufacturer as a case study

3.  Building dimensions and location

4. Go!

I took the liberty in creating an entirely new brand of designer leather goods distibutor

La Société Tannerie

aka The Leather Company, founded in 1889

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My design for a would-be logo

I made up a whole back story, I guess it helped that I had some practice playing pretend all day for a living 🙂

Some brand history

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Brand – Past

Brand-now

Brand – Present

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Mood Images

For the space I was truly inspired by this image of contrasting light and shadow

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I built my entire design in Revit, a computer aided design program.  Here is a sample after I added my hand drafting elements

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now my presentation boards!

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I wanted a dreamy, mysterious quality to envelop the space and I actually had to make some of my most important samples myself, ie the ombre wallcovering and fabric mounted ceiling installation:

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I hope you enjoyed my handywork.  I put in an obscene number of hours, and a few sleepless nights, but I got it done!  I really would love to see what a computer rendering could do for the final presentation, but until I become more digitally savvy I will have to rely on my hand-rendered skills alone.

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Thanks for stopping by!

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