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Design Studio Gallery, Clerkenwell
Ripple was commissioned to develop, manufacture and install furniture and displays for Parkside's new design studio gallery in Clerkenwell, London. Working with the client and appointed architects Feix & Merlin’s design intent concepts, we developed the designs, created detailed rendered visuals and produced technical specifications in preparation for our manufacturing process.
The concept, based on an art gallery experience incorporates some unique and dramatic forms, combining a mix of materials including solid surface, birch-faced plywood, architectural LED lighting, and engineered frames powder-coated in an orange finish with matt lacquered grooved steps made from Valcromat.
New Cookware Range Displays
We're proud to reveal that we have created merchandising stands for a new range of cookware by celebrity health coach Joe Wicks. We worked with the Meyer Group who are the UK’s largest supplier of innovative kitchenware, to design and manufacture the Joe Wicks point-of-purchase display products.
Ripple's key account director Hannah Wolfenden said: “The in-store range of display and merchandising equipment was developed initially from Ripple’s hand-sketched concepts. We then progressed to fully-rendered visuals featuring 3D virtual models of the various ranges of Joe Wicks products. This enabled our design team to determine what form and dimensions the display solutions would require."
Multi Functional Showroom
Ripple and Cleland McIver have worked together for several years, and on this occasion our client had a vision to create their new Showroom.
The final solution was based on achieving a ‘Glamdustrial’ look and feel; a contemporary industrial style using blackened steel and American Walnut timber to contrast with the soft furnishing fabrics and their varied colours and textures.
With thoughtfully designed fittings and accessories, the area can be easily adapted to present the themed ranges from the extensive product offering.
Store Format Development
Ripple has been instrumental in working with Topps Tiles to develop their store format and environment to help enhance the new brand image and customer experience. The improved layout, merchandising and communication has delivered great results and enabled store alignment as the new concept is rolled out across the Topps Tiles estate
Full Store Refurb
WDS is a family run business supplying the South West’s DIY customers, independent decorators, contractors and the retail trade for over 35 years. With Ripple's experience working with DIY retailers and some of the UK's biggest paint and wall covering brands, we were asked to design their new showroom and retail areas. The brief included comfortable consultation zone, a quick service till, a mixing desk and relaxing wallpaper book bar area for browsing and colour matching.
Ripple designed and manufactured all the display elements and completed the installation in two days!
Flagship Store, Windsor
Ripple have recently completed the manufacture of the dynamic new look furniture and fixtures for the Trespass flagship store in Windsor, an evolution of the in-store brand image being rolled out to other premier locations. Using a visual combination of multi-faceted oak veneer and hard wearing textured steel, the look raises the profile and the Ripple Team thrived on the creative and technical challenges. In the Windsor store in addition to the Trespass brand it also incorporates a Nevisport department featuring brands such as RAB, Berghaus, North Face and Jack Wolfskin.
Retail Display Campaign
Ripple’s team has recently completed a nationwide retail display campaign for the international Energizer® brand, ‘the world’s leading innovator in power and lighting technologies’. The displays were developed to enhance the brand presence and communication in-store, improve operational stock replenishment and simplify the purchasing process for the consumer. Another great team effort, completing 600 sites, 900 bays, 38000 POS display elements, and that’s over a kilometre! All designed, prototyped, trialled, manufactured and implemented in 12 weeks from brief to completion.’
Historical Environment Scotland
The Engine Shed, Scotland
Ripple latest projects include the exciting new Engine Shed for the Historic Environment Scotland based in Stirling. The Engine Shed is Scotland's dedicated building conservation centre, acting as a learning and visitor resource for all. Ripple designed, manufactured, delivered & installed the retail area; a unique project with a contemporary reflection of the industrial era complimenting the outstanding conservation efforts of the existing building
Ripple recently worked with American based David’s Bridal, the world’s largest bridal retailer, to provide bespoke displays for their new Birmingham Store.
Ripple were responsible for the manufacture, delivery & install of the bespoke counters and displays, helping create a beautiful retail space complimenting David's Bridal exclusive gowns. This included; Reception Desk, Cash Wrap, Credenza, Cabinets, Fabric Walls & Shelving.
Dulux Customer Experience Centre
AkzoNobel continue their drive to create ultimate in-store experiences for consumers and have taken the concept a step further by creating an inspirational centre for their customers at the UK head office. The team at Ripple were delighted to have been selected to work with V2 Studios to create the Dulux Customer Experience Centre. Ripple worked with the project team, provided the technical design, manufacture and installed all the interior elements. Through the design, colours, materials and technologies, the centre is a truly leading-edge environment and it visually immerses and takes you on an inspirational journey through beautiful living spaces with educational zones and meeting spaces
Functional & Operational Displays
Ripple have developed a range of displays for Cheshire Mouldings, 2017 winner of the 1000 UK companies to inspire Britain. The inspiring and fast-growing company engaged Ripple to design and manufacture functional and operational display for their extensive range of beautifully crafted products which have been rolling out to trade outlets and retail giants over the past two years.
Boots Mini Club
Children's Clothing Display
Boots Mini Club team challenged Ripple to develop a new flexible free-standing children’s clothing display end to replace the tired fixtures which needed refreshing. The challenge here was to design a unit which fell within a strict 3D footprint but also optimised the number of product facings to achieve maximum display possibilities. Taking it from a “blank canvas”, we first worked up some concept options before homing in on the preferred one – this went through several iterations of size, product facings and colour finishes before going to prototype and then roll out.
Post Office Retail Counters
Ripple are proud to have been involved with the development of Post Office retail counters for Tesco Express stores following an initial trial.
The project involved the development of a counter which offered both Tesco retail and Post Office operations in the smallest possible footprint. Prototyping followed an extensive design consultation process which involved ergonomic considerations from both Tesco and Post Office, from both the perspective of the customer experience and that of the staff operations.
All the items of IT equipment for both operations required modelling so that the space within the counter could be used in the most optimised way.
Small Store Format
The project followed the success of the small format ‘Boutique’ High Street stores, the teams at Ripple and Topps worked closely to develop a larger size format (around 200 to 300 m²). The inaugural store was Knutsford (next to the McLaren dealership) closely followed by Wilmslow. The Knutsford store staff namely Mike, Lee, Jo and Rachel had all previously worked in the traditional format stores and commented how much the customers loved this new environment which achieved sales beyond all expectations from the offset.
Paving & Driveway Display Development
Ripple was commissioned by Marshalls to provide a solution to display and communicate their unique patio and driveway ranges within Jewson’s outlets.
Following an in-depth process involving research, consultation, team breakthrough sessions and creative input, the result was outstanding. It provided inspiration, clarity of the product offer and great flexibility whilst being updatable, and future proof.
A further challenge was to make some of the elements of the displays ‘indoor/outdoor compatible’ and to suit the nature of the product the equipment is robust, heavy duty and weatherproof, performing in a spectrum of environments.