NeoCon 2016

NeoCon 2016 Highlights

NeoCon 2016 Highlights 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

NeoCon, which takes place annually at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago, IL is three days full of classes, keynotes, and the opportunity to see the latest and greatest from almost…

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Stikwood Wood Panels

Modern Material Inspiration: Stikwood

Modern Material Inspiration: Stikwood 960 540 Chute Gerdeman

Using reclaimed wood is a particularly popular material trend right now in retail and restaurant design, but it can be a little difficult to secure if not sourced locally, and…

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mura wave acoustic wall panels

Mindful Materials for Design

Mindful Materials for Design 800 600 Chute Gerdeman

I recently saw a segment on 60 Minutes on Mindfulness. No doubt we are all spending endless amounts of time and energy on the next moment without actually being in…

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Painted Floor Tiles Without The Paint

Painted Floor Tiles Without The Paint 800 542 Chute Gerdeman

In our industry we’re always looking for new and innovative products for unique flooring solutions. Our most recent discovery of Mirth Studio was total hidden gem. Mirth Studio was started…

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Brights of Spring collage | Chute Gerdeman - award-winning retail design and branding.

Brights Of Spring

Brights Of Spring 800 649 Chute Gerdeman

Spring is finally in the air! After this long and brutal winter, we appreciate the saturated pops of color in the gardens and stretches of green grass even more. Based…

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Handwritin Wall color scheme | Chute Gerdeman - award-winning retail design and branding.

The Handwriting’s on the Wall

The Handwriting’s on the Wall 800 707 Chute Gerdeman

A note from the editors: “Inspiration boards” give a glimpse at the inner landscape of a creative person’s brain. Boards can convey a concept, a design direction, ideas for a…

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Trend Watch: Materials

Trend Watch: Materials 150 150 Chute Gerdeman

Technically, this post is not by Mary. Mary is jetting off to Spain for a super-cool behind-the-scenes tour of a fantastic vendor, and we could not be more excited for…

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C-Wonder in SOHO | Chute Gerdeman - award-winning retail design and branding.

Bold and Bright

Bold and Bright 800 533 Chute Gerdeman

More and more I’ve been seeing an increase in the use of bold patterns and bright colors. C. Wonder stores are a great example of this trend with their use…

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Crazy about Quartz, interior design | Chute Gerdeman - award-winning retail design and branding.

Crazy about Quartz!

Crazy about Quartz! 800 559 Chute Gerdeman

In our industry, we are always looking for beautiful products that will hold up to the demands and abuse of the retail and restaurant atmosphere. I love quartz solid surfaces…

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Rows of texture "Subtle Luxury" | Chute Gerdeman - award-winning retail design and branding.

Subtle Luxury

Subtle Luxury 800 477 Chute Gerdeman

Weitzner products have always appealed to me with their natural feel, soft, neutral color palette, and a great sustainability story. But lately, I was wowed by Weitzner’s Nature Collection, a…

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