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The new home of the Emporium of Stories

Grimm & Co, a children’s literacy charity, has a new home that blends retail, educational, and culinary delights.

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Great retail examples

Graham Speak writes for Blooloop that five retail offerings from UK theme parks, museums, and other attractions illustrate how merchandise can enhance the guest experience.

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Understand your audiences

James Dwyer, our Creative Director, advises the next generation of interior designers to see themselves as storytellers.

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Designing for Grimm & Co children’s charity was a labour of love

Lumsden transformed a beautiful, gothic-towered building in Rotherham into the magical Emporium of Stories to inspire young writers. The revitalised 1800s church now includes a café, retail spaces, learning rooms, and event spaces.

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Redesigning a heritage brand

Dicksons, a favourite brand in the north of England since 1953 for its Saveloy Dip and Pease Pudding, has partnered with Gardiner Richardson and Lumsden to refresh its brand and shops as part of its ambitious growth plans.

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When retail becomes an attraction

James Dwyer talks to Graham Speak from Speak Consulting about how to make successful retail and food and beverage operations an integrated part of your attraction.

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Celebrating International Women’s Day

Rina Keane, our Design Director, is one of Design Insider’s Inspirational Women. Rina shares how she interprets #InspireInclusion within the context of her work and the broader commercial interiors sector, drawing from her personal experiences and the success stories that have marked her journey.

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New shop inspired by Edinburgh’s history on the Royal Mile

Lumsden designed a new retail experience for The Real Mary King’s Close in Edinburgh, which was named one of the top ten visitor attractions in the UK by TripAdvisor’s 2023 Travellers’ Choice.

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TodayTix First Physical Store in London

TodayTix, the global e-commerce leader known for delivering unparalleled value for theatre tickets and cultural events to audiences worldwide, has a dedicated store offering exclusive prices only available in person at the Leicester Square Underground station in London.

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Designing the interiors for the Natural History Museum of Denmark

In 2023, Lumsden was announced as the designer selected to create the interiors for the Natural History Museum of Denmark in Copenhagen. The work includes the design of the ticketing area, retail spaces, restaurant, cafes, and event spaces. The aim is to create a seamless customer journey between the visitor areas and exhibition spaces.

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