• Ten years of design thinking


Ten years of design thinking

Vanessa Brown

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

It made us pause, take stock and realise we have actually achieved a lot in the past 10 years.

Working with Supple Studio, we created an animation which premiered at our 10th Anniversary Knees Up, you can watch it here and read the script below.

Read the story…

For the past 10 years, we’ve been making stores work better for business, for brands, for staff and for customers.

Quinine people come from all over the world and have all kinds of skills, together we see things differently, but we always remember we’re people designing for people.

We start by understanding problems using design research, we’ve done 2320 hours of interviews and created over 55920 mind maps, so we know what makes humans tick.

We think like industrial designers and know how to make things, which puts us in the driving seat - we’ve worked with manufacturers to produce more than 10321 fixtures, we’ve created 29 different store formats and landed over 1100 different stores in over 450 cites worldwide. 

At least 250m customers have visited one of our stores from Aberdeen to Winnipeg.

Our founder Ian has a fetish for bespoke coloured trainers, a bug that’s catching in the studio, but we’re making real strides in the world of retail with big projects for big names and now we’re celebrating 10 years of clear design thinking!

If you’ve enjoyed watching our animation and learning a little bit about what we do, give us a call or drop us an email to see how we can work together. 

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