Arts & Science in Haarlem

Ace & Tate Haarlem

assignment
A strong brand with a local feel
results

different look, same feel

recognisably Ace & Tate, yet unique

store interior adapted to fit in with the local culture

assignment
Eyewear retailer Ace & Tate once started online but now has a large physical presence with over 84 stores in 10 countries. The brand knows very well how to combine the power of online and physical, in such a way that they reinforce each other. For the stores Ace & Tate uses the principle 'different look, same feel'. Ace & Tate uses the same basis via product presentations for each store. And creates a different design for each location, with which the brand builds a bridge to the local environment. We created this design for the new store in Haarlem.
Haarlem History
Haarlem is a city where, historically speaking, art and science came together.
The invention of the printing press, attributed to Laurens Janszoon Coster, is a great example of it. Despite the controversy where the title is disputed between Laurens and the German Johann Gutenberg, the fact is that this legend served the printers of Haarlem well, and is probably the reason why most notable Dutch history books from the Dutch Golden Age period were published in Haarlem.
experiencing the printing press process in the third dimension
experiencing the printing press process in the third dimension
Four inks
The technique used to print full-color images is referred to as four-color-process.
Four inks are used: three primary colors plus black. These ink colors, abbreviated as CMYK, are cyan, magenta, yellow and key (black). Where two such inks overlap on the paper due to sequential printing impressions, a secondary color is perceived.
process
For the design of Ace & Tate Haarlem store, the printing press process is brought forward by means of oversized ‘graphic bands’ of color, wrapping up the whole space and store fittings. The CMYK colors are re-interpreted and translated to fit the Ace & Tate brand image. As these graphic bands of color overlap, either on opaque or translucent materials, new colors emerge – it’s like experiencing the printing press process in the third dimension.

The CMYK colors are re-interpreted and translated to fit the Ace & Tate brand image.
The CMYK colors are re-interpreted and translated to fit the Ace & Tate brand image.

team

Sander Bos
managing partner | consultant
Wouter Hoevers
engineer | project manager

visit this place?

All Ace & Tate stores are unique and worth a visit in any city. Choose to visit Haarlem, one of the nicest shopping cities in the Netherlands.

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