Archive of posts

Collected news and views, loosely grouped into three sections. The newest posts are at the top.

Our News
What we’re up to, as it happens. Like store openings, new business, awards and events.

Our News

Knowledge Base
The projects, places, articles, and insights that are shaping our thinking and inspiring us here in the studio.

Knowledge Base

Thinking Out Loud
Statements, questions, ideas… some fully formed, others simple jumping off points. All designed to provoke thought.

Thinking Out Loud
  • Ten years of design thinking

    To celebrate 10 years of strategic retail design, our team came together to recall time spent at Quinine documenting some of our key achievements and challenges solved.

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    Posted by Vanessa Brown in News

  • Ten year knees up

    To celebrate 10 years of successful retail design we opened the doors to our studio to have a party!

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    Posted by Vanessa Brown in News

  • 10 Insights from Retail Design Expo 2017

    Quinine took centre stage at Retail Design Expo 2017, welcoming visitors to its innovative, interactive exhibition stand over two hugely stimulating days.

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    Posted by Ian Johnston in Thought

  • 5 Insights from Retail Week's Interiors Summit

    Quinine shared the stage with some of the leading retail industry names during Retail Weeks’s Interior Summit on 3rd November 2016.

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    Posted by Ian Johnston in Thought

  • Design Principles Cathedral Effect

    At Quinine, we believe that great retail design is more than just the look and feel of the store. The spaces we create must also positively impact upon functionality and effect.

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    Posted by Ian Johnston in Knowledge

  • Retail Design Expo 2017

    Quinine is sponsoring the Retail Design & Branding Theatre at Retail Design Expo 2017, 8 - 9 May.

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    Posted by Vanessa Brown in News

  • The Four Pillars: Staff

    At Quinine, experience has proved to us that, yes, customer journey is important but that there are in truth four pillars to a balanced, successful retail strategy: Business, Brand, Customer and Staff.

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    Posted by Ian Johnston in Knowledge

  • All set for Retail Week's Interiors Summit on 3rd Nov 2016

    With the growing demands on bricks and mortar retail, how should experience and transaction come together in-store?

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    Posted by Vanessa Brown in News

  • Questions from our clients

    “Would people like the Apple store so much if it sold products by other manufacturers?

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    Posted by Ian Johnston in Thought

  • How do we redefine the role of retail floor staff?

    In order to change I believe that retail must look sideways, rather than just forwards, to find inspiration from other areas within our lives.

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    Posted by Ian Johnston in Thought