The value of having an immersive, product-focused showroom cannot be overstated. The distinguished British paint and decorative manufacturer, Little Greene, recognises the importance of this need. Due to our years of experience with showroom design, Little Greene partnered with us to open their first Northern store, utilising the convenience of our end-to-end retail design solutions.
With free rein on design, Ripple brought its expertise to the table and collaborated closely with Berry Bathrooms to deliver a cutting-edge showroom that wowed customers and industry peers alike. Delve into the journey of how Ripple’s innovative design concepts and Berry Bathrooms’ unwavering commitment to execution culminated in the creation of an award-nominated bathroom showroom.
We were approached by MKM Home following their takeover of the tile brand Brooke Ceramics. They wanted to completely overhaul their flagship showroom and trade centre based in Hull which is an eye-catching building, well known in the area and one that has been a tile superstore since the ’90s.
From the outset, we were tasked with the creative design and customer experience planning of the two buildings that make up the signature store, developing the layout and journey through the store, ensuring that the very best of what the brand has to offer is displayed in the best possible way. Our Creative Design Team developed a range of amazing concepts one of which was chosen to take through to delivery and manufacture.
The conversation then naturally lead into technical design and delivery, which once again we were asked to manage. Our Technical Design Team got to work developing the various fixtures and fittings throughout the showroom, taking into account materials, tolerances, workflow and much more, ensuring that everything had a manufacturing process. Of course, we were then able to flex our manufacturing and installation capabilities too!
We’ve just completed the first showroom building in the estate, and what a showroom it is!
Throughout 2021, we’ve been working closely with Little Greene Paint & Paper on a number of exciting projects that we’re already starting to see roll out across the brand’s various locations and stockists around the country and we’ll be able to share some of that work very soon.
However, we’ve been supporting the brand with a number of smaller jobs recently, just like their window displays across the London sites in Marlybone, Chelsea, Islington and Notting Hill, promoting the National Trust range of wallpapers.
This range is a really interesting selection of papers, with contemporary designs based on original patterns from the National Trust’s historic houses, and it’s great to read the history behind the inspiration for these designs, some of which span back over 400 years of historic decoration. Each wallpaper in the collection has been beautifully redrawn and recoloured, whilst respectfully acknowledging the traditional methods and materials from which they were originally crafted.
This job was a little bit different to what we usually undertake at Ripple, however the diverse skill set that our design studio has really shone through here. Combining foamex board, vinyl print, formed plastic and a creative mind, this triple-layered design utilises the window itself, along with the suspended fixture which gave a really interesting 3D effect to passers-by.
Parfas Touch Point – Security Lockers.
We’re incredibly excited to be with Parfas, who are a leading security company based in Oldham, Greater Manchester who offer round-the-clock security and monitoring solutions for premises and assets alongside risk management and other integrated security solutions for their clients.
Parfas approached Ripple to discuss developing a bespoke digital locker that features some of their audio-visual tech that can link the lockers back to their 24/7 contact centre for monitoring and support. We were immediately onboard with the idea and after some initial development and prototyping, we now have first model ready to be tested our in the field.
Utilising the technology that Parfas offer within our lockers, especially the 24/7 live monitoring really opens up so many more opportunities to utilise the locker to the best of its ability and giving end-users so many more options when it comes to collection, drop off and storage.
Keep you eyes peeled to see where the Parfas x Ripple Loockers get to, we’re excited!
Keswick is a market town in the north of the Lake District, surrounded by mountains, amazing scenery and of course the lakes. It’s the ideal place for adventurers, hikers, and people looking for an escape, which makes it the ideal location for a Trespass store, featuring their DLX (Designed for Life in Extremes) range and activewear, offering everything passing adventurers would need on their travels.
Having worked with Trespass for a number of years and supporting their monumental growth, the team at Ripple were called upon to manufacture a range of dynamic new look furniture and fixtures for the Keswick store, as part of their new store format roll out, embracing their brand and the great outdoors.
Over the years, we have been proud to support Dulux Decorator Centres in the transformation of their retail interior spaces with creative design and manufacturing, focused on customer engagement and brand visibility. We’ve developed a great partnership with both DDC and the AkzoNobel Group and continue to work with them on some exciting projects that we currently have underway. It’s always a pleasure being such an intrinsic part of how the brand continues to develop its trade environments and how they engage with its customers.
From their Head Office reception interior to trade retail environments and design studios, we’ve put the Ripple stamp on many DDC touchpoints.
It’s great to see so many brands getting back to focusing on their retail space. We are currently working with some exciting clients who are looking to the future and adapting their physical environments to provide engaging customer experiences.
One of our newest customers, Alchemy are taking their first steps into the retail world with their first pop-up shop, currently located at Houndshill Shopping Centre in Blackpool. Alchemy’s brief was to create a premium finished solution with countertop space to showcase their feature products, lockable storage space to hold stock as well as being easy to set-up and dismantle to move to different shopping centres whilst testing locations and audiences.
We also integrated two freestanding digital screens featuring videos of their products, the eye-catching large format screens are a great way to engage and inspire potential customers.
Designed and manufactured within 4 weeks!
With more than 20 years of lighting experience, TCP are a lighting developer and manufacturer with a comprehensive product range that is used daily across the globe. Whilst they are mainly known for their work commercially, providing lighting solutions for businesses, brands, retail settings and much more, their products are also readily available to the consumer via strategic partnerships with well-known retailers. Over the past 2 years, we have established a relationship with TCP, working together to develop a range of simple but effective point of purchase and merchandising solutions for their products. Most recently, we completed a large roll-out of lighting display units for their new range of vintage bulbs for 315 Wilko stores. The displays showcase how effective bulbs can be in the right environment and with the illumination in store they really make a statement and draw customers in.
Steeped in history, Norman Piette is one of the oldest builders’ and timber merchants in the British Isles dating back to 1740, and thanks to its success are now the largest within the Bailiwick of Guernsey, supplying materials for much of the recent development of St Peter Port and meeting the demands for public buildings and social housing across the isles.
We’ve had the pleasure of working with Norman Piette on a number of occasions now, on a range of exciting jobs, from one-off projects like their sales area counter and most recently, a full store transformation that included format development, design, manufacture and installation, along with playing a part in outlining best practises for SKU placement and branding opportunities throughout the branch.
On this project, it was important that we maintained the brands look and feel, whilst creating a space that is easy to navigate, engaging and inviting.
Over the years we’ve developed a great working partnership with Norman Piette and the NP group of companies we continue to support their growth as they develop their trade areas and brand partnerships in-store.