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First Whole Foods in New Hampshire Includes DLE Designed Pub

Opened August 19, 2014, the Nashua, New Hampshire Whole Foods Market features J.Bartlett’s Public House, a 50 seat pub. It is the first Whole Foods in the North Atlantic region to feature an in-store pub and restaurant, with 32 craft beers on top, wood-oven pizza and smoked meats!

DLE designed the pub’s layout, interior architecture, materials and finishes, and furniture.

http://www.nhbr.com/August-22-2014/Nashua-Whole-Foods-gets-final-touches-before-opening/

Gelson’s interior, La Cañada Flintridge

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Take a look at our latest store! Crowds are still thronging the new Gelson’s Supermarket in La Cañada Flintridge, CA. DL English designed the vast interior, including all fixtures, flooring, finishes, architectural elements, soffits, decor, as well as indoor and outdoor seating areas, giving the Gelson’s brand a makeover with fresh local flair. The Gelson’s at Long Beach was the first store to benefit from this new approach. Read about the La Cañada opening in this article from The Shelby Report.

DL English Design wins design awards for two projects!

ID AwardDL English won design awards for two innovative Whole Foods Market projects in 2013, in Oxnard and Newport Beach, California. Both were selected as Honoree & Finalist in the Food Retail category of Interior Design Magazine’s Best of Year 2013.

Whole Foods Market | Oxnard, California

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DLE’s work on the Oxnard store was selected as Finalist in Interior Design Magazine’s Food Retail category. We put Whole Foods’ values of sustainability and restoration into practice by creating a space that is aesthetically appealing yet carefully crafted with the environment in mind.

Whole Foods Market | Newport Beach, California

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DLE’s design for the Newport Beach store was also a Best-of-Year Honoree. The theme of this decor package was inspired by Whole Foods’ commitment to environmental preservation along with the famous natural setting of the area. The interior architecture is defined by stepped soffits of reclaimed wood and angled eyebrows like the layered bluffs carved out by the ocean over time.

Decor for Lazy Acres in Long Beach has modern, agrarian feel

Lazy Acres Long Beach CA

“We wanted to make sure that ‘lazy’ brought to mind, not what we usually think of as lazy,” says Deborah English, “but slow cooking and real food, a simpler time, to slow down the shopping, wanting people to hang out and linger and feel comfortable.”

She adds, “We thought it was really appropriate to take more of an adapted reuse, or repurposed, approach. We want the customer, when they walk into the store, to walk into something they know, have familiarity with. That’s very important in food retailing—that you can walk in and figure it out and understand what you’re doing.” See more images here. Read about the new store in this article from The Shelby Report.

Deborah English talks about engaging retail consumers at IDSA-LA

IDSA-LADLE President Deborah English was invited to speak by the Los Angeles Chapter of the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA-LA) in a special lecture series on leadership in design. She shared emerging retail food trends and gave insight on how she and her company design to engage retail consumer experiences. DL English focuses on research-based design and is known for discovering design solutions that are intuitive and authentic. She discussed some ways in which DLE uses its expertise in niche market design to create locally-tailored community stores.

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