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T2 takes top honors Retail Design Institute annual competition


New York -- T2, a specialty tea store in the Shoreditch area of London, and designed by Landini Associates, of Sydney, Australia, was named Store of the Year by the Retail Design Institute, whose annual design competition recognized more than 45 retail design projects in 20-plus retail formats for excellence in design and execution. The winning projects were honored at the Institute's 44th Annual Awards Gala, at the TimesCenter Stage, New York City.

The presentation also included the induction of Kevin Roche, senior VP, global design for DFS Group Ltd., the Hong Kong-based division of LVMH Group, Paris, into the Retail Design Legion of Honor.

The late Rodney Fitch, a member of the Retail Design Legion of Honor and founder of FITCH, a multi-disciplinary design firm, with offices throughout the world, was honored as well for his contributions to the retail design profession and industry.

The first-place award winners include:

CATEGORY: New or Completely Renovated Full-Line Department Store

Nordstrom, The Woodlands, Texas

Award of Merit: El Palacio de Hierro, Querétaro, Mexico

CATEGORY: New or Completely Renovated Specialty Department Store

The Galleria Luxury Hall West, Seoul

CATEGORY: New Shop Within an Existing Full-Line or Specialty Department Store

First Place: Hudson’s Bay Home & Decor, Toronto

CATEGORY: Hard Lines Specialty Stores

First Place: Watches of Switzerland, Regent Street, London

First Place: PIRCH, Dallas

CATEGORY: Soft Lines Specialty Store

First Place: Ralph Lauren, Hong Kong

CATEGORY: Large Format Specialty Stores

First Place: Orchard Supply Hardware, San Jose, California.

CATEGORY: Value Retail

Boot Barn, Nashville

CATEGORY: Supermarkets

Fresh St. Farms, Surrey, BC

CATEGORY: Specialty Food, Gourmet Grocer & Delicatessen

First Place: Brothers Marketplace, Medfield, Mass.

CATEGORY: Fine Dining Restaurant and/or Bar

Kwan Dim Sum, Toronto

CATEGORY: Quick Service Restaurants

Rideau Centre Dining Hall, Ottawa

CATEGORY: Casual Restaurant and/or Bar

Yakitori Kintori/Kinton Ramen, Toronto

CATEGORY: Bar, Coffee, Tea Shop

T2, Shoreditch, London

CATEGORY: Lifestyle, Health & Wellbeing

The Red Door, New York

CATEGORY: Brand Spaces

Holly Hunt Showroom, Dallas

CATEGORY: Financial Services

Bank of Queensland, North Ryde, New South Wales, Australia

For a complete list of all winners: click here.

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