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Solus Ceramics CPD

As part of our monthly CPDs that take place in the studio, when Solus Ceramics came in last week, we had a demonstration of the pendulum test device. The pendulum test is the British Standard for testing the slip resistance of a set area, namely floor tiles, in a variety of conditions. This works by […]

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Rawls visit The Hive at Kew Gardens

Everyone has been buzzing on about Wolfgang Buttress’ latest art piece. The renowned British artist has created a 17-metre high Hive installation, which is exhibiting at the Royal Kew Gardens over the summer of 2016. The Rawls team had the exciting opportunity to visit this great attraction – sipping on a (potent) bee themed cocktail we […]

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Fit – Anthony Gormley

The impressive White Cube gallery space nestled within Bermondsey street, currently showcasing ‘Fit’ a major exhibition by Anthony Gormley. Walking through the uniquely sized space it challenges and considers the relationship between the individual and the built environment. Our journey was completed with The Passage, A 12 metre-long shaped tunnel modelled on a standing form […]

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On your marks… Get set… Rawls!

For our Christmas party we went to Capital Karts, the UK’s Longest Indoor Go Karting Circuit with a 1050m track. Congratulations to Dave, George and Jonathan who finished 1st, 2nd and 3rd respectively in the Rawls 2016 Championship race!

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Clerkenwell Design Week 2017

Once a year, Clerkenwell in London becomes the hub for celebrating what is new in the design industry. Across the diverse community, leading creative businesses and architects joined forced to create its successful eighth year run. Some highlights during our visit were external architectural installations such as ‘Order’ by Aldworth James & Bond, made out […]

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Heathrow T3 lounge extension

Exciting new retail offers have arrived at Heathrow Terminal 3 with the expansion of a new lounge area to coincide with the future new Forward Connections Centre. Superdry have installed a wrap round LED shopfront which almost seamlessly carries the imagery on several plains generating movement and depth to a usually static element. Kurt Geiger […]

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Christmas at Rawls

Crystal Maze live experience ‘Blues and Twos’ vs ‘Green Hot Chilli Peppers’ …then on to The Islington Townhouse Raising money on Christmas Jumper day for Save the Children Season’s Greetings from everyone at Rawls!

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Out of the BLUE

Went to look for one of our favourite sculptures at the Eden Project, the Seed pod, and out of the blue we came across the impressively large interactive sculpture, Infinity Blue. At over eight metres tall, Infinity Blue is one of the world’s largest ceramic sculptures. In an elegant and gentle choreographed performance, misty vapour […]

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Christmas 2018 at Rawls & Co

This year we held our Christmas party Puttshack in Westfield… …then on to Rail House Cafe at Nova for dinner & drinks Finishing the week by raising money on Christmas Jumper day for Save the Children

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Moyses Stevens at Battersea Circus West

The latest store at Circus West Battersea Power Station, Moyses Stevens, has now opened, bringing with it a playful organic shopfront, training space for flower arranging classes and of course an interior where the flowers are the star.  

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New digital wayfinding installed at centre:mk

Interactive digital wayfinding in beautiful Travertine housings have just been installed at centre:mk. The unusual material choice, driven by the planning constraints of the listed building helps create bold yet discrete objects that appear to of always been there.  The previous wayfinding devices; also designed and implemented by Rawls & Co ten years ago have […]

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Digital LED mesh at Metromar

Digital LED mesh installed as part of the Metromar refurbishment project. A high-tech solution that will enable dynamic marketing to be viewed on the large central lift core; the project in Seville, Spain adds a host of warming finishes to the previously utilitarian centre and is due for completion in the summer.       […]

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Archie’s opens in Halle Place, Manchester

Manchester Arndale’s Halle Place has welcomed local Burger sensation Archie’s – cementing their reputation for delivering the best in food and good times. The bold ‘Insta-ready’ interior has made local design agency NoChintz ones to watch!  

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London Luton Airport: ICE kiosk

Rawls and London Luton Airport Operations have worked with ICE and Brace Studio to design this architecturally ambitious kiosk. This latest addition to the award winning suite of ICE units continues to push the bounds of being visually impressive and category defining. Rawls managed the design in context and accommodated sight lines within the now […]

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Apple vs Samsung

Apple vs Samsung – KO on the first or can they go all the rounds? They want us to buy in to their ecosystem of products and use their stores to engage and inspire us to join their club.  Apple’s latest store in Washington DC that we visited this month is more church than store, […]

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Boots Wellness Concept

We had to check out the new Boot’s Wellness Concept store that has just launched in Covent Garden. On the day Rawls visited we could not help notice the rest of London’s retail design community were out in force too (word spreads fast). To say this is a leap forward for the high street heavyweight […]

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New concept store for All Saints

Rawls have worked closely with All Saints and Al Jawad Pike Architecture to deliver a prototype worldwide first new concept store for this high end high street brand at Manchester Arndale (in record time!). The stripped back interior and clean industrial detailing is a marked development for the brands store design. The experience is all about […]

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The Future of Retail Destinations: Lessons for new retail

Rawls were in front row attendance for this conference in the City organised by our go-to source for retail insights; Retail Property Analyst. The day was hosted by long term client Nuveen Real Estate who chaired discussions around Edinburgh St. James with a focus on integrating mixed use developments and making shopping great again! The […]

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Happy Street arrives in Nine Elms

We were happily surprised to see this new installation by bright young London based designer Yinka Ilori (also known for the recent Colour Palace at Dulwich Picture Gallery) appear on the route leading from Wandsworth Road to one of Rawls major clients Battersea Power Station. Happy Street has been slowly revealing itself on our morning […]

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Livingston Designer Outlet

Latest pictures of our transformation of Livingston Designer Outlet, already improving the customer experience and shaping up for completion early autumn.  

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No1 Clubrooms, London Luton Airport

Rawls & Co. and London Luton Airport Operations worked closely with No1. Lounges and InsideOut Architects to champion passenger experience, manage concept design approvals, and coordinate the technical approvals for this large, challenging and complex project. As a result the Clubrooms Lounge offers the choice of a calm, beautiful environment with space to relax or […]

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Manchester Customer Service Desk

Rawls have designed and delivered a new customer service desk for Manchester Arndale. Continuing our design mission integral to modernising the South side of this vast and hugely loved city centre mall. The Customer Experience team are now housed adjacent to the recently completed Rawls concept designed Halle Place, the innovative local operator-led dining destination. […]

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Cultureplex – Dulcie St, Manchester

Rawls were lucky enough to stumble into the soft launch opening of Cultureplex, a new social and cultural destination for Manchester. The guys behind Bethnal Green’s infamous Bistroteque have made the move North on an impressive scale with the mission statement ‘Our job is not to tell Manchester what’s interesting, it’s to create a space […]

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Rabot 1745, Westfield

Rawls latest store design has popped up this week in Westfield London, great to be working with Hotel Chocolat on their latest venture – unique cacao based organic beauty from their Rabot estate. The feel of the St Lucia estate has been brought to London with lush planting overhead and ethically sourced jute. Make sure […]

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Livingston Designer Outlet

Our latest project is completing in Livingston, Scotland – a fresh faced and glamorous reimagining of Livingston Design Outlet brings a new premium experience to a great day out. The complete refurbishment includes blockbuster quality new feature stairs!

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The Tap-In, Elephant Park

The Tap-In is the latest project Rawls have Design Managed at Elephant Park, London on behalf of Lendlease. An esoteric football bar (thinking man’s footie) and bottle shop serving craft beers and Cuban food by Peckham Levels favourite Jama Havana. The concept is from Six Yard Box who ran Hop Art at the pop-up site […]

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JD Sports – Southgate, Bath

The new JD Sports occupies a two-floor unit on the most prominent corner of the Southgate Centre, showing a juxtaposition of the bath architecture against the gritty and contemporary exposed interior Concrete effect panels radiate upwards from the cash desk in a nod to the more modern architectural finishes at Southgate, and it’s flanked to […]

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Koi Ramen, Elephant Park London.

From a converted shipping container, to Tooting Market, now their first sit-down restaurant at Lendlease’s Elephant Park Urban Regeneration of Elephant & Castle. Koi Ramen Bar opened this week and continue to satisfy South Londoners appetites for seriously tasty Japanese noodles. Rawls Retail Design Managed this great little project working closely with the Koi in-house […]

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Place making at Elephant Park

This amazing piece of public realm enhancement and place making has just opened on Sayer Street, SE17 as part of Lendlease building a community at Elephant Park, London.  Rawls were commissioned to design and (with our furniture partners Working Environments) produce bespoke furniture concepts for two site specific seating areas to create sense of place and […]

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