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  • Writer's picturePalak Goyal

The Future of Retail Design is Sustainability Dependent

Embracing sustainable spatial design becomes a compelling aspiration for the retail sector, illustrating a dedicated stance towards sustainability within the framework of economic prosperity. Explore more in Chanda P Kumar's article in LuxuryWellness magazine.

A learning of an almost a decade ago, I can see it becoming a reality. It started as a trend but sustainability has been existing for far too long to just remain that, and it was high time that something more concrete could be done to make it relatable. A sense of connectedness with nature and preserving it in any small way is a wonderful experience. I feel that well-designed spatial experience can really extend that feeling to its inhabitants and the retail business to start with.

It is good to see how retail stores are slowly but surely demonstrating their commitment to sustainability, a personal commitment that brands need to show a connection to. Customers notice this and appreciate it as well. This means, a rising need to adopt circular sustainable methods through recycling, repurposing, reduce and reuse.

My appreciation for this kind of circular economy has been building for the last decade, when I came up close and

personal to the broad idea of sustainable spatial design. I was visiting Pondicherry where a very quaint boutique located in the Auroville township left me in awe. Set among lush green surroundings, an old house was repurposed into a home décor store, complete with its regional architectural style, adorned with locally sourced stone flooring with accents of traditional Athangudi tiles. All this was splendidly dressed with crafted wooden columns and the inner courtyard that brought in plenty of daylight and cross-ventilation well-suited for the hot climate. Read the full article here

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