PAN Emirates Home Furnishing challenged DarntonB3 to create a unique retail environment for their flagship new retail home wares concept store at Al Barsha, Dubai, UAE. Our team responded emphatically to create a distinct, high quality retail interior.
We were able to build up a good understanding of the customer base through client visits and consultations. Local market knowledge was then used to assess the needs and requirements of customers. This process formed the base of developing initial concepts with further concept work developing and presenting various design solutions. The “Floor of Water” concept was selected as a result of this design work.
Features include an illuminated colour-changing glass floor, at 95m2 the largest of its kind in the world. The floor incorporates 15 000 LED’s in 7 different colours with a combination of 35 different colour sequences, assembled in a jigsaw pattern. This unique feature sets the desired mood for promotions or special features, allowing certain areas of the floor to be highlighted in various colours, for product specific promotions.
Following the completion of the first stage the design brief grew to include all design elements thought-out the entire store. This comprised 14000m2 sales floor layout, shopfitting specification and detail, colour scheme and finishes, design of a childcare centre with a 16 seat cinema, a coffee shop on the first floor and a 60 seat fine dining restaurant at second floor.
We have worked on projects in countries including United Arab Emirates, South Africa, India, China, Hong Kong. Libya, France and the Netherlands,
Our office structure has expanded to support this global reach and we have established international offices located in South Africa and Oman.