Published on May 27, 2013 in La Vanguardia.
The architectural firm specializing in interior design of shops and bank offices has started its expansion with offices in Mexico City and Paris. In both cases, to accompany its customers.
The Grup Idea Design Studio opens in Mexico City and Paris.
Grup Idea, the architectural firm specializing in retail and banking based in Barcelona, has strengthened its international position with the opening, at the beginning of this year, of two new offices, one in Mexico City and the other in Paris. We are interested in the growth of the Mexican market and we are there to help customers, who already know us like Nike, Guess or Bershka, get established; the same thing is happening in France. This is not a consequence of not having projects here but of the brands that we already work for opening up new markets. We want to be close to them to offer a good service”, explains Lluís Saiz, partner of the Design Studio.
Founded in 1996 in Barcelona, the firm seeks, through the design of spaces, to transmit the values of the brands of the companies and thereby help them to increase their sales and productivity. “We want to contribute to the revitalization of trade, and the optimization and improvement of the productivity of corporate offices and buildings,” indicates Saiz.
The firm, whose partners are Artur Ortiz, Alejandro Mora, Rodolfo Pérez, Miquel Ángel Julià and Lluís Saiz, works with three types of clients: banks, Retail and corporate offices. Depending on the project, they are responsible for the implementation of the design in the spaces and in the direction of work in some cases.
For this year 2013, Idea already has orders from Footlocker for stores in Spain and France, and for the store design of the Italian brand Kiko Cosmetics. In 2012 they invoiced 1.5 million euros and for this year, they expect to maintain the same turnover.