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ILTM Cannes 2014

Last week from December 1-4, we designed and built two booths for our clients Preferred Hotel Group and Trump Hotel Collection at ILTM, the International Luxury Travel Market held every year in Cannes, France.

It was a great market this year and a very festive time in Cannes.  Here’s a few new snapshots:


Preferred Hotels


Preferred Hotels


Trump Hotel Collection


Trump Hotel Collection


Trump Hotel Collection


RDI’s Annual ‘Student Design Challenge’ – Recap

Retail Design Institute Southern California – Student Challenge ‘Beauty’

Students, members and colleagues of the Retail Design Institute Southern California Chapter recently met at the Vidal Sassoon Academy in Downtown Santa Monica for the annual “Student Design Challenge,” which was held on November 13th.

In recognition of the Institutes’ 2014 International Student Store Design Competition (‘Beauty’) and concurrent with LA Fashion Week, this year’s challenge was an opportunity to explore the world of beauty and bring it to life in a retail environment; each of the students was tasked with creating a new concept salon for Vidal Sassoon. Creative leaders from the Vidal Sassoon Academy were on hand to give the students an introduction to the values and history of the brand, which helped spark some ideas.


The students were assigned a mentor from the design/retail industry who helped guide the work throughout the afternoon. The day of brainstorming was then followed by an evening review of the designs, and the final two teams were then selected and had a short amount of time to produce a model. Once the winner had been chosen, the students then had a chance to relax and network among fellow members and friends of the Institute.


In the end, the teams were judged on expression of the brand, engagement of the senses, innovative use of materials, integration of communication, graphics, and other specific retail disciplines where relevant.

Students from various local schools including Cal State Long Beach, Art Center College, SMC, and USC attended and participated, and each team came up with a concept that was truly impressive.

For members of the RDI, the event was a chance to evaluate emerging design talent and give back to the growing design community in LA. For students, it was an invaluable opportunity to meet with seasoned professionals from leading design firms and internationally recognized brands such as BCBG, Gensler, Guess, Forever 21 & others.




All in all, it was a great night, with delicious appetizers and drinks to go around. The evening was sponsored by the Sassoon Academy and Glow.

For more information on the event and the Retail Design Institute, please visit our chapter’s website here.





New Video – Discovery at MIPCOM 2014

We teamed up with Six Degrees for the design of this year’s Discovery booth at MIPCOM in Cannes, France.

You can also view the video here on our Vimeo page.

Check it out:


October 2014 Wrap Up – BLE, MIPCOM, and Sportel

October has come and gone, and it was another fun and busy month with multiple projects back to back at Brand Licensing Europe in London, Sportel in Monaco, and MIPCOM in Cannes.

Here’s a few snapshots of the new work we did this year, including some totally new projects and a couple of redesigns:

NBC Sports Booth at Sportel in Monaco

NBC Sports at Sportel in Monaco

Masha and the Bear at BLE London

Masha and the Bear at BLE London



Universal at BLE London

Universal at BLE London


New Video – Glow’s MIPCOM Party

Each year our team puts in so much hard work at MIPCOM in Cannes, and we always like to take some time to make sure everyone has fun in the process.

Here’s to a great night and a little ‘thank you’ time – at Ma Nolan’s Irish pub in Cannes, France.

Also check it out on Vimeo here.


Glow Featured on LA I’m Yours

Thanks again to LA I’m Yours for their awesome piece about us and James!

If you haven’t seen the article yet, make sure to check it out here.




October Happenings – London, Monaco, and Cannes

October is always a big month for us, as we have three exhibitions falling back to back with several projects at each show.  Over the next few weeks most of us will be in and out of the office, on site with clients at:

Brand Licensing Europe in London, Olympia Exhibition Centre, October 7-9

Sportel in Monaco, Grimaldi Forum, October 7-10

MIPCOM Market in Cannes, Palais des Festival, October 13-16

It’s going to be a busy few weeks and we’re looking forward to getting started on all of the builds and some exciting new projects.  If you are on site at any of the exhibitions, please come by one of our stands and say hello.  Stay tuned for more updates, photos, and more!


New Video: Universal at Licensing Las Vegas

We put together a quick overview (Vegas style!) of our booth design for Universal Partnerships & Licensing at Licensing Expo in June 2014.  Check it out above, or here on Vimeo!


Universal Booth at Licensing Featured on Retail Design Blog

Our work for Universal at last month’s Licensing Expo in Las Vegas has been selected as a featured project on the Retail Design Blog!  Thanks again to the RDB, who have been kind enough to feature three of our projects this year, including our store design for I.Martin Bicycles in Los Angeles and our booth design for Viacom at MIPCOM in Cannes, France.

Check out the full story here.



Licensing 2014 Wrap Up – Universal, DHX, & More in Las Vegas

We’re back from Licensing Expo in Las Vegas, and it was a great show for both of our clients, Universal and DHX.  The show, which aims to connect “the worlds’ most influential entertainment, character, fashion, art and corporate brand owners with consumer goods manufacturers, licensees and retailers,” is always an exciting project for us to be a part of.  This year, our booth for Universal featured several sleek new updates, including a touch screen interactive ‘Minions’ game, eight updated meeting suites and conference rooms, new finishes, and more.  

Here’s a few new shots of the booth. Enjoy!










Universal LIMA