Basics Interior Design 01: Retail Design

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AVA Publishing, Aug 26, 2010 - Architecture - 184 pages
The Basics Interior Design series from AVA Publishing's Academia list comprises a collection of titles examining the application of interior design principles to different types of space. Packed with examples from students and professionals and fully illustrated with clear diagrams and inspiring imagery, they offer an essential introduction to the subject. The first in this series, Retail Design takes the reader on a journey through the retail space, beginning with the notion of brand and identity as a starting point for the design concept. The relationship between the interior and its context, site and setting is examined and with this understanding, the journey progresses to an in-depth investigation of layout, circulation and pace. Methods for pushing the boundaries of spatial design and experience are demonstrated and the effects of the building industry on the environment are discussed throughout. This book offers an insightful approach to interior design, examined through retail, which builds on the notion of an experiential interpretation of space geared towards a particular set of users. Ethical practice is well known, taught and discussed in the domains of medicine, law, science and sociology but was, until recently, rarely discussed in the terms of the Applied Visual Arts. Yet design is becoming an increasingly integral part of our everyday lives and its influence on our society ever-more prevalent. AVA Publishing believes that our world needs integrity; that the ramifications of our actions upon others should be for the greatest happiness and benefit of the greatest number. We do not set ourselves out as arbiters of what is ̀good' or ̀bad', but aim to promote discussion in an organised fashion for an individual's understanding of their own ethical inclination. By incorporating a ẁorking with ethics' section and cover stamp on all our titles, AVA Publishing aims to help a new generation of students, educators and practitioners find a methodology for structuring their thoughts and reflections in this vital area. --Book Jacket.

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01 Branding and identity
02 Retail sectors
03 Retail sites
04 The retail environment
05 Methods of organising space
06 Design detail
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Lynne Mesher studied product and furniture design at The University of Wales, and after graduating in 1996, went on to practice as a retail designer. She worked for some of the most prominent design consultancies in the UK, creating interiors for well-known brands worldwide. Further to working in practice and gaining a postgraduate teaching qualification, she is now Course Leader for interior design at The University of Portsmouth School of Architecture, where she specializes in studio teaching, CAD and professional practice.

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