Spacing Out

Retail designer Ron Pompei on creating the Aha! moment

What is different about the retail design of Anthropologie stores? Most stores are obviously all about the product, but this is a shift. Instead it's a space for you and the product.

What is your retail-design style? Any environment that gives you the "Aha!" moment. It might be the Cloisters; it might be Anthropologie. People walk in and take a deep breath. It's a garden in a city, not somewhere to be hyper but a place for repose. My whole inspiration came from my experiences. So I wanted to differentiate. It doesn't matter if you have an experience if it's not...

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