Having openend in Q2 of 2022, the flagship store is a first for the retailer, bringing home, beauty and fashion to one three-storey location. Featuring concessions from global brands, the store has become a destination for Watford’s shoppers. Among the leading brands is an American lingerie retailer with an international following and a strong brand identity. The store’s design team was tasked to create a space to reflect the look of the brand identity. In outlets and concessions across the world, the lingerie brand uses a marble-effect floor in contrasting black and white to create a luxurious look that supports merchandise and reinforces its high visibility branding.

Having established a partnership on multiple projects over the last ten years, the design team turned to Strata Technical Tiles from Parkside for the solution. Thanks to the combined portfolio of over 20,000 commercial tiles and the ability to source products to unique specifications, Strata Technical Tiles answered the brief with Opera Accorto.

A striking, heavily veined marble-effect porcelain floor tile, Opera Accorto certainly brings an unmistakable look. The floor layout uses black to highlight key merchandise points and frame areas across 250 square metres of space, with contrasting white to give maximum impact to the retail displays and retain the high-quality, desirable aesthetic of the brand.

“Working with the design team to visualise the concession’s unique look was a great opportunity and proved a smooth process,” said Mark Hughes, Technical Specification Manager. “With a clear visual language and direction for design, we were confident we would be able to find the right solution with the team selecting its favourite marble effect floor tiles from our wide portfolio.”

As the first concession for the leading lingerie brand at the major retailer, the end-result has been so impressive that the design has been used at stores in Newcastle, Camberley and Edinburgh, with more to follow as part of an ongoing roll-out.

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