Ripple’s design process for store environments begins with an in-depth meeting with you as our client to understand your overall needs and ambitions. This is followed by targeted market research before initiating the creative process, usually with mood boards to help set the tone and flavour of the project. After pooling ideas, the design team produce sketches and outline format planning and as these take shape suggested materials and finishes are compiled so we can present our first stage thoughts and concepts to you.
After sharing these with you and agreeing on the overall course for the project, we would typically refine the designs to your requirements and create rendered 3D virtual store environments. This is a great way to visualise the look and feel of the store to convey the form of the elements, the effect on the space and the impact of materials, finishes, colours and lighting to reflect brand values.
From your approval and further direction, the next stage is the technical phase. The team use industry standard 3D CAD Software to create Virtual Prototypes before progressing to production in our comprehensive in-house manufacturing facilities. A project plan is agreed and all additional materials and subcontract services follow a well-defined time plan to ensure everything runs smoothly through the factory and on-site.
The Ripple team also offer to provide a delivery and installation service carried out by our highly-experienced fitters. Your project is managed until the store opens and our services continue beyond to help you ensure it is honed to optimise performance.
Click on the following link to experience a 360-degree virtual tour of one of our recently completed projects, Trespass’s prototype store in Keswick.