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Leading sneaker giant Foot Locker chooses Claessens Erdmann!

We are excited to announce our new European partnership with Foot Locker, the sneaker culture authority worldwide. We will be helping strengthen the Foot Locker brands by professionally service the interior design, construction documentation, and project management for new brand stores, refits, and enlargements across Europe.
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The Style Outlets close to sign the finishline

The new outlet center in Halfweg, halfway down the road from Amsterdam to Haarlem is built on the roof of a two-story car park. On the outside, the complex looks like an industrial city. The new city is built on piles, the outlet center virtually emerges from the water, a clear reference to traditional Amsterdam architecture. The signing, of the entire complex, that we designed, will be the graphical icing on the cake.
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Lifestyle | Mongolia

"During my journey through Mongolia I realized that less belongings and less space can create more space". The "great place" of designer Judith Everaarts is featured. The nomad families in Mongolia travel through the steppe with their livestock and are always looking for the best piece of pasture land for the animals. They have no schedule and no deadlines. They live in one place until they decide to move on. Many of them are still nomads and migrate from region to region according to the needs of their herds or according to the season.
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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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