Harvey Nichols first store in the UAE is located in Mall of the Emirates Dubai acting as local architects working closely with the client, concept architects Callison and contractors Al Tayer Stocks and Aati to localise every element of the store. Our role meant developing the entire concept and retail display system, the latter being a huge three month task working with Visplay and the contractors on a tight nine month programme. We prototyped all the departments for client approval and any final improvements could be made prior to final production. Another major task was the co-ordination of 60+ in house vendor areas which meant dealing with Europe and the US and all sorts of language and time zone issues had to be overcome. Our role also included designing the stores generic units and departments, Cosmetic hall & counters, Mens spa, Womens nail and hair salons.
R+R Design Team: John Rabone, Glynis Rabone, Wassim Jammal, Emma Edmondson, Jay Jackson, Bibin Varghese, Saibi Dev, Renjith K.S