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Tuesday
May032011

Gensler Gets Fashion Forward

© Laura Schmits
Gensler’s San Francisco office is currently hosting Fashion Unraveled: Moving Beyond the Bolt, the latest installment of the 2011 Art Programme. Inspired by Stina Persson’s world renowned illustration work, and the recent Discarded to Divine exhibit, we wanted to take a deeper look at the entire fashion design process.

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Thursday
Apr282011

San Francisco Retail

Later this year the International Retail Design Conference returns to San Francisco, and I’m already looking forward to the opportunity to show visiting colleagues and clients around my city. In fact, when IRDC’s director, Kristin Zeit, recently visited to scout locations for September’s events, I gave her some ideas about must-see shops and restaurants around San Francisco.

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Thursday
Apr212011

The Anatomy of a Showroom

During the last two decades, retail showrooms where wholesale buyers are introduced to new products have become rigid, dysfunctional and overbuilt big mouths. With excessive merchandise choice, large inventories and mass storage, these traditional showrooms are becoming antiquated while wholesale and retail distribution and delivery chains innovate and evolve.

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Thursday
Apr212011

40 Years of Retail: Charlie Kridler

Charlie Kridler, recently retired, started his Gensler career in 1969 and helped spur the firm’s successful growth over several decades, especially the retail practice.

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Wednesday
Dec152010

The Real Deal: Branding with Authenticity

The Wenger/Swiss Army flagship store uses large-scale graphics, authentic materials and multifunctional spaces to reinforce the retailer's iconic brand.

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