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journal

Coming HOME

In Dura Vermeers' completed brand-new showroom 'Thuis’ (‘ at Home'), it is all about simplifying and serving the choice process of their clients, the buyers of a new home, and make it more fun and easier.
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MMM Corones | Bolzano

In the stunning Dolomites, North Italy, the legendary mountaineer Reinhold Messner has created the MMM Corones, the Messner Mountain Museum, devoted to his lifelong passion. Design was signed by Zaha Hadid. Naturally to get to this one is a hike. (especially when you decide, very sportsy, not to take the cable car). Emerging through the mountain wall on the other side, out onto the terrace overhanging the valley far below with spectacular, panoramic views, is just the ultimate reward for our collegue Ester.
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Dirk chooses Claessens Erdmann

Known for the red bag, loved for its low prices. For us clearly Dirk. But Dirk is more. We' re going to work on this together with the team of Dirk van den Broek.
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insights

From yellow ATMs to white bank branches

Last week, the Dutch newspaper Volkskrant reported that the coronavirus crisis is forcing banks to close even more branches and banks such as ING and Rabobank are planning to reduce branch numbers quickly. Many of the bank offices that were temporarily closed due to COVID-19 restrictions won't resume operations.


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Design for the interim normal

Over the past few weeks, we have posted photographs by colleague and photographer Judith based on the theme 'retail and hospitality in coronavirus times'. The photos explore how retail and hospitality are dealing with the measures to contain the spread of coronavirus and, in particular, how they are communicated and implemented. The photo series showed some fun and inspiring solutions, but also more than that.


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Isn't it time to rethink and reform the concept of shopping streets?

We develop concepts for, among other things, shopping streets. This is a big part of what we do. However, sometimes we visit places where people seem to cling to idea of the archetypal shopping street. The idea of a shopping street as a place for leisure, where you can stroll from shop to shop looking for a new outfit, stop for a coffee or snatch up a gift.


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