The Retail Design Institute announced the recipients of its awards for this year at a ceremony in Sydney on 18 October.
Ryan Russell of Russell & George took out the first prize for his work on the Crumpler store in Doncaster, Melbourne. Russell approached the design as a woven object rather than a store, aiming to reinvent the notion of a traditional retail interior and its components. The traditional shopfront is eschewed in favour of a design that shifts from clear to solid depending on the perspective of the viewer.
Juicy Design and David Caon’s collaborative design of Audio Technica at Westfield Sydney received the second prize. Japanese headphone company Audio Technica approached Juicy looking for an exciting way to sell and demonstrate their products in the new Westfield in Sydney’s CBD. Juicy worked in collaboration with David Caon to develop a distictive kiosk structure, using multiple layers of eco panel to create the soft form of the soundscape lounge and service module.
DEA Australia’s design for pre-loved fashion store Hunter Gatherer in Royal Arcade in Melbourne took out third prize on the night.