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2016 Retail Trends That Will Bring More Business

2016 Retail Trends

Businesses must periodically update themselves to keep up with the market and changes in customers’ expectations.  Today we will share a few new trends that you will see showing up this year in retail and the restaurant industry. There are ideas for every type of business here, from combining different functions into one space, adding […]

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And the Restaurant and Bar Design Winner Is… – Commercial Interior Design News

Restaurant Interior Design

All photos courtesy of restaurantandbardesignawards.com As the only awards in the world that are focused exclusively on food and drink spaces, The Restaurant and Bar Design Awards are coveted by top designers around the world. On October 1st, the 2015 awards were announced in London. Here are some of the winners in a selection that […]

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The Interior Design of Fletcher Hotel, Amsterdam – Commercial Interior Design News

Via retaildesignblog.net Designer: Robert Kolenik All photos courtesy of retaildesignblog   Fletcher Hotels’ newest location in Amsterdam resembles an upright cylinder on stilts. The roundness of the hotel building posed several interesting challenges for the interior designer, Robert Kolenik. Due to the circular shape of the building, he was faced with many difficult spaces to […]

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Airplane Inspired Restaurant Interior Design – Commercial Interior Design News

This “out of box” dining concept A380 airplane restaurant is a fine dining experience at its best inside of a lavish  airplane interior.  As a hungry passenger you don’t need to go through a long line of check-ins or pay an air fare to get a fine airplane dining experience here. One of the locations […]

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Seed Light Pendants – Commercial Interior Design News

These unique and elegant pendants takes their unusual names and beautiful organic shape from one of mother nature’s own: the seed! Seed pendant lamp was designed by Joeri Claeys. The Seed lamp provides diffused glow to achieve a relaxing mood at your  dining table of home or in a restaurant’s lounge. The pendant appears to […]

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Sustainable Wine Cellars – Commercail Interior Design News

Sustainable Design of Wine Cellars

Take a quick look into the future. The future of sustainable building practices and a lifetimes’ enjoyment of elegantly aged wines come together with the most eco-friendly wine storage products on the planet.  Sustainable Wine Cellars, LLC of Rancho Santa Fe, CA offers a completely customizable product as well as modular kits, entries, cooling, accent […]

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How to Decorate With Emerald – New Color of the Year 2013 – Commercial Interior Design News

emerald color of 2013

The Pantone Institute has announced its 2013 color of the year.  It’s Emerald! They simply put is this way: “Lively. Radiant. Lush… A color of elegance and beauty that enhances our sense of well-being, balance and harmony.” We can expect to see emerald color being used in fashion, furniture upholstery, and new interiors. Learn more about […]

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Dreamy Noodle Restaurant Interior Design in Las Vegas – Commercial Interior Design News

Restaurant Design

Las Vegas has always been a place of inspiration for designers and architects.  It’s a place where creative ideas come into realization much faster and easier. This modern Chinese restaurant called Beijing Noodle No. 9 located in a Caesars Palace hotel. As you enter the restaurant, you will be met with a gallery of large […]

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2012 Trendy Light Fixtures for Any Interior

Trendy light fixtures 2012

Lighting is one of the most important design elements of interior design for our businesses as well as our homes. Bad lighting can give us headaches, strain our eyes and make us feel fatigued. Good lighting can improve our mood, inspire us or simply complement our cozy interior. Read more about new and exciting lighting […]

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Recycled Bottles Lights by Jerry Kott – Commercial Interior Design News

Jerry Kott, who designed these incredible lights, describes himself as a “maker” who stretches his imagination beyond the limited boundaries of usual art or craftsmanship. These lighting fixtures are hand crafted from recycled bottles and are part of RE Series which is based on the philosophy of “rebuild, redefine, relive, reinvent and recycle”. “Khrysalis Light […]

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Futuristic Lighting System Bolla from Italy – Commercial Interior Design News

This futuristic lighting system called Bolla was designed by an Italian company Incontroardito. The company started by specializing in production of ceramics.  After achieving international success with their products Incontroardito branched into selling other products such as stone tiles untill Dominico De Palo transformed the company by creating something this unique and exciting! Bolla system […]

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Commercial Interior Design Trends for 2012

By Ekaterina Kohlwes From Mindful Design Consulting See full text of February Newsletter HERE. 2012 is a Chinese year of a Black Dragon which brings new energy and action into our interiors. So what can you use to achieve positive movement in your interior? See what industry leaders are doing this year. 1. Rebranding Rebranding […]

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Sand Blasted or Stained Glass Art For Any Interior – Commercial Interior Design News

Sand Blasted or Stained Glass Art always fascinates me as an interior designer.  Colored glass can create mystical spaces by redirecting sunlight and reflecting its colors onto walls, ceiling and floor of your space.  Today I’d love to introduce Ernie Orfila, a local San Diego glass artist.  Below he talks about his art and some […]

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Merging in One With Technology – an Interior Design Trend of 2012 – Commercial Interior Design News

Technology can be negative for some businesses or to be specific, some retailers (the ability to check prices online while shopping at a store) or it can be helpful. Either you are ready or not, IPad menus, interactive displays, and other innovative technological advancements are coming your way.  You can get a discount at some […]

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Dining Table Transforms into a Pool Table – Commercial Interior Design News

Fusion is not just a nice concept: we have fusion of generations, fusion of cultures, fusion of cuisines, fusion music. Now we finally have the Fusion table!  How would you like to have a beautiful dining table for lunch or dinner and an entertaining pool table when your friends come over or when you are […]

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Cave Dining Experience in London – Restaurant Interior Design News

As you may have noticed, with commercial interior design we have started exploring more dramatic design solutions to attract people into retail locations. Branding became a very important part of any restaurant which is trying to stand out in a crowd.  One of such contemporary movement that I noticed is – “going back to basics” […]

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Separating Restaurant Spaces With Fabric – Restaurant Interior Design News

This restaurant design is definitely thinking “out of box” concept!  The restaurant is located inside of an old factory and needed a stylish and affordable concept to divide the spaces into a kitchen, a bar and dining rooms. The MYU restaurant is located inside of an old liquor factory in the nightlife district of Beirut. […]

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Creative Lighting Design For Commercial Interiors

AVMazzega is one of my favorite lighting design companies. It was established in 1946 by Gianni Bruno Mazzega and now one of the largest and oldest glasswork studios on the famous island of Murano in the Venice lagoon. I love the combination of traditional elements and shapes with very contemporary materials and finishes in these […]

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New Bar Stool With Tail – Commercial Interior Design Ideas

Since it’s getting closer to Halloween I would like to introduce some whimsical design elements to get you into the spirit. How would you like to have a tail this fall?  It’s not a joke!  This creative stool design called Tail does offer a generous tail which can be utilized. The Tail Stool is a […]

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Interactive Wall Mapping – Interior Design Concept

Review By Ekaterina Kohlwes – Mindful Design Consulting This colorful interactive wall mapping caught my attention because of the possibilities of its application.  This is the latest product from Strukt Design Studio, an Austrian company. The main idea is to map the architecture of walls in a space by lighting them up with  projected images […]

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Interactive Touchscreen – Commercial Interior Design Application

Review By Ekaterina Kohlwes – Mindful Design Consulting With the appearance of touch screens, IPhones and IPads what else can we get excited about?  I am always fascinated by futuristic movies showing holographic projections of control screens in a thin air floating over work stations.  Today I want to talk about similar interactive technology – […]

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B-Surfaces – Interactive Architecture – Commercial Interior New Material

Review By Ekaterina Kohlwes – Mindful Design Consulting Interactive architecture has always been my passion.  Today I’d love to introduce a new interactive surface material created by B.Lab, an Italian company. Imagine the ability to leave your footprints on a floor surface as you walk across a room, which will fade away in a few […]

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Nightclub Design – First LEED certified Club in the US – Commercial Interior News

  Greenhouse Nightclub is the first LEED certified nightclub in the US.  For those who don’t know what LEED is… Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design. (The club was designed by Bluarch, all the photos are by Bluearch.) All the couches are made from recyclable material and the mysterious illumination is all LED lighting. The […]

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New Night Club Opens in San Diego – Commercial Interior Design News

  Living in San Diego, it’s always fun to find new exciting places around the city. AIRR Supper Club is one of the newest restaurants that opened Downtown last spring. The Consulting Chef Scott Leibfried. “A self-proclaimed provocative social dining experience, long white leather benches provide most of the seating, encouraging diners to interact with […]

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Night Club Interior Design – Commercial Interior News

  Trying to stand out as a night club or any venue in Abu DAbi is a difficult task.  This inspiring and creative night club (Allure) is located at the Yas Island Yacht Club on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. Allure night club is a “child” of the legendary Cipriani Group which serves the demand of the […]