The Kappa brand tasked Plan-IT design to create an exhilarating, high end concept for their brand new store in Sandton City, which opened in October 2017. The design of the store is lined with contrast, with full height textured wallpaper installed at an angle to create a sharp statement. The Kappa brand logo can be seen throughout the store, from the amazing pin light signage on the wall to the omni’s (logos) running down the runway of the store. The flooring of this store is exquisitely different, it is a mineral based floor, called Quartz Carpet, with a superb end result. An entirely new steel fixturing system was designed for this store. With its illuminated elements, massive screens and unique bulkhead, this store is definitely one to visit.
This project involved a brand new entrance facade, designed with concrete and glass. This striking entrance also includes a wood and steel, floating staircase with an overhead propeller. The blue LED lighting plays beautifully on the large black and white wallpaper throughout the reception area. The first floor open plan offices were redone completely to include eye-catching woodgrain tile flooring and intricate carpet areas, divided by slatted wooden screens. Wooden furniture elements contrast well with elegant touches of different shades of blue. Large scale black and white graphics and frosted vinyl decals to the glass dividers finish the space off perfectly, while adding privacy to offices and meeting rooms.
This is a first of its kind store located in I’langa Mall in Nelspruit. For this concept, the brief was to come up with a design that speaks of a high end sports culture. Aluline, an imported German wallband system, was used in this store to achieve a sleek look. Plan-IT Design developed a brand new logo and corporate identity for this store, with the new name: Madaiza (which is the nickname of the store owner’s son). The store includes a variety of textures, ranging from plywood and astro turf, to screed flooring and brightly coloured shwe-shwe patterned wallpaper. The design has a high contrast element with large graphics that packs a big punch.
The Denel stand for 2014 was visually captivating with large high gloss black and white display towers with invigorating, backlit graphic panels. LED banner screens framed the stand, while the blue led lights, visible throughout the stand, further drew in visitors. The stand also included an informal bar area and meeting rooms with intricate fitted carpets, full size black and white graphics and beautiful 3D wall paneling. The elegant, impactful furniture further added to the high quality finish of the stand. The outdoor stand comprised of a double storey structure with a glass facade and wooden deck. Meeting rooms and an interactive bar and cocktail area were the main attractions of this outdoor stand. The outdoor area was also made up excellently to host all large vehicles and weaponry. The Denel outdoor stand was once again awarded the best outdoor stand award. Denel also had a marquee at the expo, which was elegantly made up with slatted wood panel detailing, suspended exposed globe lights and enchanting solid oak dining tables with coir rugs. The outdoor area had an exquisite deck area overlooking the runway, with white umbrellas and comfortable outdoor furniture from which one could watch the airshow.
Adara is a one of a kind jewellery store based in Canal Walk, Cape Town. The soft round curves of the store walls and counter create an elegant flow; emphasising fragility, while at the same time the strength of a diamond or mineral stone. The ceiling detail features alluring fragmented blue perspex facets, reminding one of Tanzanite. The wooden flooring and wooden elements create a further softness, while the blue glistens throughout the logo and LED screens in the shopfront. With its black shopfront frames and track lights, combined with the subtle ivory finish of the interior, the store speaks of beautiful contrast, inviting one in to explore the exquisite jewellery inside.
This Way Out is a unique concept store located in Buiten Street in Cape Town. The shop had to be designed within an old coffee mill, lending it a neutral backdrop with striking elements of colour. This new brand is for the outdoor and cycling enthusiasts. Tubal-C was the system that was used for this store, along with some versatile custom fixtures to host all the different cycling equipment. Large red rectangles with internal LED lighting are a main design element of this store, drawing attention to the high-end mountain bikes. Not only does this store fuse together the outdoor lifestyle, but it also includes a bar area with specialised beer and coffee. This Way Out was awarded the winner of Category D, for the Retail Design and Development Awards for a store under 1000 sq meters for 2017.
Plan-IT design is proud to have been part of the design of this Norwegian brand’s first store in South Africa, located in Mall of Africa. It is Helly Hansen’s biggest store in the world, at 260 sq meters. While following the international design guidelines, the store came out with its own unique South African feel. Some feature design elements include: Full height wallpaper, acrylic and steel fixtures, brightly coloured accent walls and large magnetic display walls. Forming part of the 5.6m high shopfront, is a beautiful mountain range outline with all the activities the brand’s apparel is known for; ranging from mountain climbing to sailing and more. This feature is magnificently backlit by colour changing LEDs, making it quite an attraction at night.
The Landsystems offices were redesigned to include an inviting entrance and reception area with high-end executive offices on the first floor. From the natural cladding outside, to the beautiful walnut custom furniture inside, the space lures one in with its suspended exposed light bulbs, creating a play of light. Large black and white graphics create a big impact, while the woodgrain tile flooring lends elegance to the space. The auditorium was also redone with beautiful suede insulation panels, walnut elements and feature bulkheads creating a comfortable, yet professional environment.
Gen-X (Generation X) is a brand specialising in lifestyle and sports brand clothing for children. Colourful elements can be seen throughout the store; from the lively signage, to the playful paint splattered prints behind the shoe display walls. Main design elements of this store include vibrant yellow walls and astro turf flooring for window display areas. The store also features grey woodgrain vinyl flooring to match the grey walls of the store interior. Versatile white Tubal-C shopfitting systems are used to display merchandise with custom fin and floor rail displays. Another invigorating element of these stores are the full size wallpapers in the fitting rooms and fitting room lobbies. All new stores also include exciting colour changing LED strip lights on the ceiling and point of sale counter, creating colourful movement throughout the store.
The brief for this award-winning store was to create a store in which a small merchandise item can be displayed in an impactful way. The design is clean and uncluttered with elements of white contrasting with the bold use of the colour red. The large illuminated graphics form a striking backdrop to the merchandise, while the red leather ottomans blend in beautifully with the rest of the red elements in the store. The unique point of sale counter features a routered logo and playful lace dispenser behind. With its distinct design, the store won the Category D award for the Retail Design and Development Awards in 2013.
This Flagship Polo store is located in Sandton City and was completed in 2013. The shop features a magnificent cottage pane entrance facade with beautiful mounding details. The unique element about this design is the alcove details; all merchandise is precisely boxed in with 3D moulding detail around to create a sophisticated look. Brass chandeliers and warm wood architraves lend an authentic feeling to the design. Coir and pattern rugs line the floors with beautifully crafted solid wooden furniture creating cozy seating nooks. The store was awarded the runner up of Category D, for the Retail Design and Development Awards in 2013.
After nearly 15 years of designs for Queue shoes, it was time for a fresh, new, feminine design concept. This exiting new store is located in Menlyn Maine, in Pretoria. Champaign gold coloured, freestanding display units line the walls with elegant faceted mirrors positioned between the units. The soft pink, grey and off white colours tie in beautifully with all the white elements and large white porcelain tiles. Intricate moulding details further emphasise the sophistication and elegance of the store. The store also features plush seating ottomans in brown suede with a soft, shaggy round carpet. Visible symmetry ties the store together, with the cottage pane window effect and elegant signage that draws one into the store.