AIT 9.2023 Retail and Presentation – Sustainable and Circular
In the past, store and trade fair construction projects were not necessarily characterized by a high degree of sustainability – rather by fashionable ephemerality and short usage cycles. It is imperative that this must change. In selecting projects for this issue of AIT, we were able to see this welcome development. We selected a bakery in Barcelona, a brewery in Humpolec, Czech Republic, and a boutique for handbags in Milan, all of which feature particularly atmospheric retail spaces after a gentle renovation of the old building and some targeted interventions. The reuse of components and materials, arranged in a completely surprising aesthetic, appealed to us in a fashion store in Bratislava, a concept store in Munich and a jewelry store in Berlin. Trade show booths can be used multiple times through intelligent planning and economical use of materials, as demonstrated by a booth concept in Munich. Respect is due to a committed group of interior design students from the HfT Stuttgart who, with a great deal of initiative, transformed a second-hand store in Ellwangen into an attractive, flourishing store café. And we are impressed by the attitude of an outdoor company, which used existing furniture, lighting and materials to design its own retail world in a former electronics store. Recommended for imitation!
Architects, interior designers, designers, interior designers and lighting planners from almost 30 countries around the world read AIT. Almost 25 percent of the circulation is delivered abroad, which is why the ten editions of AIT are bilingual – German/English. AIT is the official organ of the BDIA (Bund Deutscher Innenarchitekten).