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backstory 096 F OLLOWING AN 18 MONTH , $15.6 million renovation, London's historic Burlington Arcade reopened its doors in July. To celebrate the revamped luxury retail destination, Burlington Arcade commissioned Zoe Bradley Design to create an installation for its summer art exhibition. The result: two jaw-dropping floral chandeliers. Together, the two chandeliers are made of 1,860 flowers, with 9,676 petals and 2,100 leaves-all crafted from iridescent paper. The goal was to transport shoppers into an exotic garden-an "oasis of luxury," if you will. Artist Zoe Bradley was inspired by public space artist Anish Kappor's famous "Cloud Gate" sculpture (also known as the "Bean") in Chicago's Millennium Park. "I'm a great admirer of [Kappor's] work and how the scale plays with the environment," says Bradley, on her blog. "The illusion was to create an enormous bouquet of floating flowers." Both handcrafted paper chandeliers will be going up for sale in September when the installation comes down-let the bidding begin! - Jessie Dowd SEPTEMBER 2015 DESIGNRETAILONLINE.COM Photo courtesy of BURLINGTON ARCADE http://www.DESIGNRETAILONLINE.COM

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of design:retail - September 2015

design:retail - September 2015
Editor’s Note
Show Talk
On Trend
We Love This!
Designer Picks
Clicks & Mortar
How’d They Do That?
Have You Heard?
Shopper Insights
Shopping with Paco
2015 Portfolio Awards
Retail Design Luminaries
Retail Design Infl uencers
Retailer of the Year
Best Store Designs of the Year
Design Firms of the Year
Best Visual Merchandising Programs
Retail Superlatives

design:retail - September 2015