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Webinar: Interior Architecture Reconsidered – The future of retail

14th October 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


14th October 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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How has the pandemic impacted the interior design industry: where we were, where we are and where we will be

With previous episodes addressing workplaces and the hospitality industry, the upcoming panel discussion with Zaha Hadid Architects will explore the evolution of retail design. Hosted by SBID’s founder & CEO, Vanessa Brady, the series examines new definitions of interior space and the consequential impact on the people who commission, design and use them.

One of the fall-outs of the pandemic is undoubtedly the retail sector. The lack of access to physical spaces forced the retail industry to find new and inventive ways to communicate and distribute their goods and services in the digital landscape. Guest speakers will discuss how evolving consumer attitudes and behaviours impact the design, use and significance of retail environments.

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Topic: Interior Architecture Reconsidered (5-4-3): The future of retail

Date: Thursday 14th October

Time: 12.00pm (BST)

Duration: 1 hour

Key discussion points:

  • With online platforms burgeoning and physical stores shuttering, has the pandemic hastened the demise of physical retail or will we see a return to its pre-covid status?
  • Can bricks and mortar stores be supplanted by virtual platforms or can they co-exist?
  • Are certain types of retail more resilient to the pandemic fallout?
  • How has the way we should approach retail design changed in a post-covid world?
  • How will this shape expectations for creating meaningful retail experiences in the future?

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