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Bernard John Jewellers Umdasch
30 June 2009

Umdasch Shop-Concept has received the Shopfitter of the Year 2009 award for outstanding achievments by one of the world’s leading international specialist publications in retail design, Retail and Leisure International (RLI). The Austrian company has already completed a number of projects in Ireland and is one of Europe’s leading names in shop design.

From ordinary shopfitters to leading brand maker
Umdasch Shop-Concept has grown from a family-owned shopfitters to a leading international brand shop enterprise with a turnover of 254 million Euro in 2008. The company specialises in non-food retailing and does projects for global brands and the global travel business. Amongst its clientele are international retail giants such as Tommy Hilfiger, Esprit, Hugo Boss, Levi’s, Swarovski, Brown Thomas, Oscar de La Renta as well as travel retailers Heinemann and Aer Rianta. The company furthermore organises seminars and conferences aimed at retail and design professionals (see below for a link to upcoming events).

Irish retailers trust Umdasch’s expertise
Umdasch’s spokeswoman Sonja Scheidl sees the success of the company in the wide spectrum of services it provides today: from developing the concept by careful planning and design, managing the project, through to making and assembling the furniture. “The Umdasch team has expert knowledge of colour theory and retail psychology … we were very lucky to have them on board” says Michelle Byrne from Dublin based design practice Axiom Design, who worked with Umdasch on a refurbishment for Best Ltd. in O’Connell Street.

Umdasch designs also don’t shy away from the spectacular: The 20,000sq ft 53º North outlet at the Blanchardstown Centre features a 12 metre sculpted crashing wave with surfing mannequins, a six metre high sculpted mountain with a glass back and a wall made from reclaimed logs. Other Umdasch projects in Ireland include Brown Thomas, BT 2, Meadows and Byrne, JJ Fox’s cigar shop, the Guinness Store House, Fitzpatricks shoe shop, Bernard John Jewellers and Elvery’s.

The company’s most recent project in Ireland was the Terminal 1 extension at Dublin Airport at piers A and D. One of the focal points of the design is formed by a bar holding a wide selection of waters on an inverted conical structure entitled ‘Ól – Waters of the World’. Other current projects are the Onboard snowboard store on Dublin’s Duke Lane and the Kilsaran Showrooms in Clonee, Co. Meath.

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