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Ace & Tate — Antwerp store, credit: Creative Review

Green Retail: The Next Generation of Stores

LIGANOVA
LIGANOVA
Oct 1 · 4 min read

Today, sustainability is on the agenda of retailers worldwide, with more and more businesses taking the next step by transforming their bricks-and-mortar stores into spaces that are sustainably resourced, designed and constructed. The reason for this development is quite obvious: Consumers are no longer just demanding sustainable products, but are also looking for specific brand values that align with their personal ambition of living a greener, more conscious lifestyle. What increasingly matters to consumers are the measures companies take to reduce their stores’ carbon footprint.

Alongside quotes from members of our inhouse Green Board — Design Team Leader, Eva Böhmer, and Head of Design, Alexander Hornbacher — we showcase a selection of best cases that elevate sustainable store design to the next level. And stay tuned for more green favorites in the next weeks…

Nike

Designing with keeping the end in mind leads us to rethinking the whole design process. This can be in regards to usage of materials, connections of elements and natural integration of digital tools.
— Eva, Team Lead Design

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Nike — House of Innovation Paris, credit: designboom

Silo

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Silo — zero-waste restaurant London, credit: dezeen

Veja

The brutalist & urban shop style showcases a deeper layer of sustainability. You just have to look behind the facade to understand that almost everything is made from recycled materials.
— Alexander, Head of Concept & Design

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Veja — Paris Store, credit: FASHIONUNITED

Ganni

Ganni’s store proves that sustainability can be as colorful as you would like it to be. No need to only show the browns and the greys of recycled materials.
— Alexander, Head of Concept & Design

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Ganni — New York Store, credit: architectural digest

Ace & Tate

Using sheets made from recycled plastic underlines the circular approach of Ace & Tate. Transforming plastic waste into unique materials opens opportunities to investigate new design directions.
— Eva, Team Lead Design

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Ace & Tate — Antwerp Store, credit: Creative Review

Adidas

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adidas — Flagship Store Oxford Street, credit: Retail & Leisure International

At LIGANOVA, we’re witnessing a growing demand for more sustainable store designs. Retailers are responding by using recycled materials and offering instore services such as repairing or cleaning to encourage product reuse, as well as ensuring energy efficiency, for example through air conditioning and lighting. Always up to date and on the hunt for the latest trends in retail design, we’re excited to see innovative brands that have mastered the art of uniting their corporate aesthetics with a responsible store building process.

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