Landini Associates Win 4 of 22 ‘Class of 2019’ RDI USA Awards

On 2nd July in New York City, the Retail Design Institute of America honored 22 projects in their ‘Class of 2019’ which represent the ‘best of the best’ new stores opened around the world in 2019. In addition, they awarded two dozen ‘Innovation’ awards ranging from store planning and circulation to lighting design and decorative material use.

The annual competition, now in its 49th year, attracted submissions from 66 retail teams across the globe. Countries represented include: USA, UK, Europe, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Italy, Mexico, Saudi Arabia and South Korea.

At this year’s award ceremony, Sydney based Landini Associates swept up a total of 9 awards across 4 of the studio’s projects – 20 percent of the total number awarded, and the highest number won by a single firm. They were also the only Australian firm to be honored in this year’s program.

Landini Associates Awards Won

ALDI China, Shanghai

Awards won: Class of 2019

Landini Scope of Works: Master-planning, interior design, brand graphic design, wayfinding, signage, ticketing, design standards and guidelines

Above: ALDI China. Photography by Andrew Meredith.

McDonald’s Times Square, NYC

Awards won: Class of 2019

Innovation: Branding

Innovation: Digital Integration

Landini Scope of Works: The complete reinvention of the world’s largest fast food chain including master-planning, interior design, brand positioning, graphic design, packaging, uniforms and global design standards and guidelines.

Above: McDonald’s Times Square, NYC. Photography by Andrew Meredith.

Sarah & Sebastian, Sydney

Awards won: Class of 2019

Innovation: Lighting

Landini Scope of Works: Interior Design

Above: Sarah & Sebastian, Sydney. Photography by Ross Honeysett.

SSG Food Market, Seoul

Awards won: Class of 2019

Innovation: Store Planning

Innovation: Environmental Graphic Design

Landini Scope of Works: Naming and Identity, master-planning, interior design, brand positioning, graphic design, packaging, menus, uniforms and advertising style guides.

Above: SSG Food Market, Seoul. Photography by Trevor Mein.

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