Beckworth Emporium, UK
Celebrating Entrepreneurship at Beckworth Emporium
Numerous businesses have worked incredibly hard during the last few months to survive the COVID-19 crisis. During this time, the management team at Beckworth Emporium have demonstrated a true entrepreneurial ‘out of the box’ thinking.
This independent business, situated in rural Northamptonshire, has for many years provided a combination of Food, Gifts and Garden supplies along with an Award Winning restaurant employing close to 200 local people. After the initial lockdown period, early July saw Beckworth Emporium re-open its door to ‘retail only’ by taking the existing restaurant and food hall areas and turning them into the most generous retail space providing ample social distancing.
As for the restaurant, being such a key part of the Beckworth customer experience, the management quickly decided that when lockdown allowed, they use a redundant nursery building as a temporary Pop-up Restaurant. Re-using the existing furniture and kitchen equipment, adding new screens, wall structures, AstroTurf floor along with a totally new branding and graphics concept, the warm and welcoming ‘Garden Restaurant’ was born! This whole process took ‘less than six weeks’ with just a little help from KVB Design. In early august, the new spacious Garden Restaurant opened its doors and happy queuing customers adopted the new Restaurant from the very first day of opening.
Is this the largest COVID friendly Restaurant in the UK? What we definitely know is that Beckworth Emporium has proved that ‘In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity’, as quoted by Albert Einstein.
With a little help from us on the new Garden Restaurant name, Logo, Branding, Graphics and design of the restaurant layout concept and temporary structures.
A word from
Message by Kevin Beard, CEO of KVB Design
I wanted to write to you directly to keep you informed of some of the steps we’re taking during these uncertain times as a business to ensure we’re able to serve our many international clients by staying open for business.
So far so good, and for the most part it’s business as usual here. We have instigated some key measures to ensure we’re able to operate effectively. All our Team is working from home and internal communication runs smoothly via Teams app. The communication with our customers is also seamless via several media platforms available, such as Skype, Zoom etc. Apart of us not being able to travel to our clients or store locations, we are all set up to continue as long as required.
We also find that these quiet times in retail front are an ideal opportunity for many of our customers to get heads up with their business development plans in order to be well prepared and ready to go, once the situation normalises. And as always, we are here to help and assist where we can.
We are all in this together. Please stay in touch.
From all of us at KVB Design we wish you all the very best. Stay safe!
CEO/ Creative/ Managing Director
New cafe and retail concept for the Greek market
Coffee Island, a Greek coffee company with distribution of over 425 stores in Greece, Cyprus, UK and Canada has opened its first 40 refurbished stores with our brand new retail concept. With growing competition in the coffee market the aim was to enhance customer experience and promote Coffee Island unique selling points such as a wide range of fresh coffee drinks and sales of loose Coffee Beans and Home Barista products.
New concept provides commerciality, modularity and adaptability to various sizes/types of retail footprints. Coffee Island’s yellow flower logo, which signifies 5 key elements of creating perfect coffee, has remained in the heart of the new concept and features in all store facades and interiors.
Flagship Store opens in Bucharest
The brand new Fresh Bazar concept store was opened in July 2019 in Bucharest, Romania. Yet another brand within innovative Mega Image brand portfolio, the Fresh Bazar is created to appeal to a health conscious consumer, drawing inspiration from modern organic focused brands.
Fresh Bazar brings together the best fresh produce offer, including fresh fruit, vegetables, ready-to-eat foods and take away coffee.
Our role was to create a full Brand Identity, Façade and Signage concept for this exciting brand, which simultaneously linked with the other Mega Image stores and also stood apart as a stand-alone brand.
New concept cafe at Rocca al Mare Shopping Centre
New Reval Café has opened in Rocca al Mare Shopping Centre, the very first and largest shopping Centre in Tallinn, Estonia. Located in a prominent corner position adjacent to the main entrance, the new Reval Café is well visible from the main road into the shopping centre.
Reval Café offers a destination for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner working seamlessly from early morning to late night. The new Café features a relaxed and inviting atmosphere, with new service counter concept and zoned seating areas, dedicated to short, medium and long stay customers. Decked outdoor terraces offer the opportunity to enjoy the wonderful summer weather of Estonia.
The café has made a mark in the Reval Café brand portfolio, offering a new and exciting design direction to be seen in future Café openings.
Connecting customers, brand and stores
Mega Image, Romanian leading Supermarket chain and part of the Ahold Delhaize Group, launch the brand new Loyalty Scheme and Connect Card, designed to connect customers, brand and stores.
As part of our continued collaboration with Mega Image we were tasked with creating a full brand identity for the new Mega Image loyalty scheme which provides a personalised shopping experience for all customers. We created a full brand identity for the new loyalty scheme including the Name, Visual Identity, Card Layout and Instore communication package.
PRFoods Showcase Heimon at Seafood Expo, Brussels
PR Foods is a Fish Farming and Production company with facilities in Finland, Sweden, Estonia and Scotland. Since 2017, the sales have been expanded to 37 countries in Europe, North and South America and Asia.
The group owns Heimon Kala that they premiered with a new concept at the Seafood Expo 2019 in Brussels.
KVB Design have worked with PR Foods on an upcoming retail concept, and from this collaboration we were asked to design their exhibition stand at this year’s show. The concept, based on just one of our retail concepts, was extremely well received and made the show a huge success.
United Airlines goes for Gold again.
KVB Design in collaboration with United Airlines, design their latest on board amenity kit. The Saks Fifth Avenue / United Airlines amenity kit is shortlisted for ‘Best Business Class the Americas’ at the 2019 Travelplus awards.
The winners to be announced in April at the World Catering and Services Expo, Hamburg, Germany.
Osprey London brings new design to the O2 Icon
Expanding Osprey London’s brand high street presence, we were tasked by Graeme Ellisdon to create a new retail format, focusing on Osprey’s wide range of curated collections. The new 1,100 square feet concept store showcase Osprey’s bestselling products along with a wide range of their rotating products, which are fun, practical of premium quality.
The challenge was to create a retail concept that will stand out in the Outlet market, combines personality and flexibility in order to communicate the unique Osprey London brand and meets the needs of today’s customers.
5 times winner at the Greek Retail Awards 2019
KVB Design receives 5 awards at the Greek Commercial Retail Awards 2019 for our Germanos Concept Store at Glyfada, Athens, Greece
SILVER, Best Interior – Non-food retail & Telecommunications.
SILVER, Best Visual Merchandising
SILVER, Best Store Window.
SILVER, Best fixtures, materials & finishes.
BRONZE, Best Concept store.
Take a Meditterranean Meander with Temple Spa
After several years of successful collaboration KVB Design were tasked with designing the new Temple Spa Christmas collection for Autumn-Winter 2018.
The design concept draws inspiration from the origins of the Temple Spa brand, taking the customer on a meandering journey through the Mediterranean.
New flagship store opens in Glyfada, Athens
Following our long co-operation with Germanos, Greek technology retailer, we are pleased to present Germanos new flagship store, opened on the 25th September in the influential Glyfada area of coastal Athens.
This is a new generation store occupying 3 stories retail space. The store features several areas for live product experience such as Gaming, Smart Gadgets, Smart Home, 3D printing and TV etc.
The store has an innovative feel, completely new environment through which customers can try and experience the latest technology products in comfortable and homely settings.
This store is all about customer experience, product innovation, service and comfort.
United updates its Amenity Kit offering
United Polaris® premium cabin celebrates their namesake, the North Star, with our latest amenity kit design on long haul international flights. The tin kit retains the iconic oval shape with addition of a satin finish and star pattern to compliment the design.
These beautiful kits contain everything travellers need to arrive at their destination feeling refreshed and revitalized including a signature padded eye mask and cosy socks in United colours, along with skincare products from Soho House & Co’s Cowshed Spa.
New food market concept opens in Vilnius, Lithuania
Panorama Shopping and Entertainment Centre is home to a new Gastronomy house which brings together 20 plus premium food stores under one single roof. Offering fresh meat, fish, seafood, luxury drinks, pastries, desserts and organic food by local retailers, the new Gourmet centre is thrilling customers taste buds with world class cuisine flavours.
Gourmet PANORAMA is where the customer has more space, where the customer ‘after breezing through your daily chores’ can find a place to relax and a place where they can feel at home and enjoy some of the very best freshly-made local delicacies and dishes.
Reval To Go
New take-away Cafe concept at Solaris Keskus
We continue our association with Reval Café, the Estonian Coffee and food retailer, working with Reval’s owners and their marketing department.
The working brief was to create a totally new takeaway concept with the first new retail outlet opening within the newly refurbished Solaris Shopping Centre in Estonia’ capital city of Tallinn.
The new concept sets out to transform the look and feel of Reval Cafe with a new takeaway concept featuring Reval’s superb offer of specialist coffee and takeaway food.
Saks Fifth Avenue Kit wins Gold Award
KVB Design and Linstol win Gold at the Travel Plus awards 2018.
We were awarded the honour for our work carried out in collaboration with United Airlines and Saks Fifth Avenue winning best Business Class kit for The Americas.
Greek Commercial Retail awards
Continuing our long association with Germanos, the Greek telecommunication company specialising in high-end electronic devices, computers, mobile telephony and internet solutions.
KVB Design and Germanos received three awards by the Greek Commercial Retail Awards 2018 for outstanding design work.
Iconic United 747 Amenity Kit
To commemorate the final United 747 flight on November 7th 2017 we were working with Linstol and United Airlines to create an iconic Boeing 747 inspired amenity kit.
This was the last 747 aircraft in service before being replaced by a more up to date model.
A completely unique oval shaped tin was created for the more premium cabins. Check out the full story in our projects section.
Avant Garden gift collection
Great design proves a success with the Christmas 2017 collection selling out by early December 2017, which is a true testament to the success of our wonderful cooperation with Temple Spa.
The design of the AvantGarden gift collection was designed to reflect Temple Spa brand ethos and be inspired by Mediterranean.
Olympic special edition Amenity Kit
The world travel Catering Exhibition in Hamburg, Germany hosted the 2016 Travel Plus Airline Amenity Bag Awards where 52 airlines competed in over 16 categories.
A win was awarded for the category “Most innovate Amenity kit” for the United Airlines Business Class Olympic Tin.
New Gelato concept at Viru Keskus
Reval Cafe, the Estonia coffee brand company approached us to design a stand-alone retail concept for their new Italian Gelato Ice cream product range. Creating a colourful, fresh and fun environment that fits seamlessly into the Reval Coffee brand whilst having a refreshed look.