World Kids Books (Showroom, Retail, Bookstore) by Maria Drugoveiko
2012 - 2013, Silver A' Interior Space and Exhibition Design Award Winner
We were inspired by the business idea We used 'an open book' as our design concept
Integration, accessibility and sustainability became the driving forces throughout the whole process. No or low VOC materials were used, energy efficient lighting and TVs, integrated emergency lighting and sprinklers were installed, the space is fully accessible including the existing ceiling. WKB is a great example of how a business idea can be enhanced through interior design. The bold contrast, symmetry, rhythm and pop of color draw people in, and create a dynamic and fun space unlike any other bookstore.
Design Challenges
The biggest challenge was to accommodate a large stock on a small footprint, to showcase products in the best way possible without overstocking the sales area, to integrate a digital component of the business idea (the name of the store is its website), to create an inviting fully accessible space that has many options yet that is not overwhelming for people who shop or work there.
Production Technology
Our focus was not only to meet our clients objectives but to exceed them by creating a sustainable retail environment that supports the original business idea. What makes retail design sustainable? It is not only about the use of the non-toxic materials and energy efficient lighting, it is also about social wellness of its employees and customers, a flexibility and accessibility, and most importantly, we were determined to design the right space for the owners to run a fully operational business using a small footprint.
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