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 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!
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.
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!
LA Screenings, an annual sales event for entertainment program buyers, was held May 13-16 at the Hyatt Century Plaza here in Los Angeles. We were lucky enough to be a part of the project, designing and installing multiple hospitality suites for our client, Viacom.
Overall, it was a fun project and always nice to complete a job right in our own back yard! Here’s a few more shots of the suites:
James is the featured profile on ‘My Event World’ for the June issue of Event Magazine! Thanks to the team at Event…it’s a big honor, and another exciting addition to our accomplishments thus far in 2014.
Check it out:
Condé Nast, the premier publisher & media company, has chosen to feature our very own James on their ‘Fingerprints’ series! The series, which is sent out via email, highlights leading ‘creative explorers’ in various industries that are making a significant impact on business through innovation, inspiration, & entrepreneurship.
Check it out here. Thanks Condé Nast & the team at Fingerprints!
The American Pavilion at the Cannes International Film Festival is the ultimate meeting area for the American film community, offering professional events, programming space, student programs, the Emerging Filmmaker Showcase, and more. We’ve been working on the Pavilion for many years, and it’s always a fun project to be a part of.
The AMPAV debuted at Cannes in 1989, and ever since it has served as a hospitality hub for the thousands of Americans attending the festival, the design providing both a functional business environment as well as an aesthetic opportunity to take in the beautiful surroundings of the event.
With an incomparable view of the ocean (as you can see from the VIP terrace pictured above) and a location just a few steps from all of the debuting films at the Palais, The American Pavilion makes a lasting impression on the overall feeling of the festival.
Check out more about the Pavilion here.
Students, members and colleagues of the Retail Design Institute Southern California Chapter met at the Gensler office space in Downtown Los Angeles for the annual “Student Portfolio Review,” which was held on April 30th.
Following the success of this extremely popular event last year, the evening did not disappoint, giving the professionals and students a chance to swap ideas and make introductions through a creative ‘speed dating’ style review of creative work.
Students nearing graduation from various Southern Callifornia schools (including Cal State Long Beach, Art Center College, and USC, among others) attended, along with several participating mentors and professionals throughout the local design industry. The evening was open to all disciplines related to the practice of retail design, including Architecture, Planning, Interior Design, Exhibition Design, Graphic Design, Visual Merchandising, Set Decorating, Digital and Interactive Design.
For many members of the RDI, the event was a chance to evaluate emerging design talent and to potentially add energetic new additions to their studios. For students, it was an invaluable opportunity to meet with seasoned professionals from leading design firms and to receive feedback on their portfolios before graduating.
All in all, it was a great night, with plenty of drinks to go around and delicious Australian-themed food from the Downtown LA artisan pie shop, The Bronzed Aussie.
For a photo gallery of the event, click here.