Posts by Ian Thompson

Ec Studio accessory display stands for Lagrange12 Turin

Lagrange12 is a renovated 17th Century apartment and retail building in Turin with luxury brands given a new home in the heart of this important shopping area. Working with Lagrange12 and the design team behind the renovation, Ec Studio has produced shoe, handbag, eyewear, hat and accessory displays in gold and satin brass. A former…

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Schläppi 2000 mannequins for The Shop At Bluebird

Schläppi 2000 for the Shop at Bluebird Covent Garden

The Shop At Bluebird has opened doors to their new 15,000 square foot space in Covent Garden’s Carriage Hall on Floral Street. The new store is set over three floors of the 19th-century Grade II listed building and features retail space arranged around a sun-filled atrium. Bonaveri has supplied the Shop at Bluebird with 10…

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Emilio Pucci & Schläppi 2200 at ApritiModa Florence

For two days, members of the public are invited into various workshops, palaces and studios to witness the craft practised by fashion houses, chocolatiers and perfumers. Palazzo Pucci, the residence of the Pucci family and previously the home of the Maison until 2017, opened its doors during ApritiModa to host an exhibition of the work…

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Instagram Fashion – Our list of inspirational designers to follow

Hannah Tan - Instagram Fashion

Our carefully curated list of Instagram Fashion designers illustrates innovation, artistic expression and originality. These are the fashion designers that are changing our perceptions, resolving industry issues and chipping away at accepted norms. Each of them is an energetic rising star, some winning awards for their work, others forging new and successful businesses. As graduates…

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Fashion in Motion at the V&A London

Fashion in Motion is a series of live catwalk events presented at the V&A Museum in London. This year, Fashion in Motion will feature the work of British menswear designer John Alexander Skelton. Tickets available here. Fashion in Motion is a public event held at the museum since 1999. It offers the public a glimpse into…

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LONDON show ROOMS Paris features TRIBE female mannequins

LONDON show ROOMS Paris - Tribe Mannequins

Bonaveri is once again supporting LONDON show ROOMS Paris by supplying new TRIBE female mannequins to each of the participating designers. 18 female mannequins from the recently released TRIBE collection have been used throughout the LONDON show ROOMS Autumn Winter 18 show to pick out key season looks for each of the designers. LsR in…

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Retail experience design: Creating culture for online brands

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You might recognise this retail experience: racks of clothes, unhelpful staff, and one open station in an endless bank of tills. In many ways, these are the features of old school retailing that have led to the meteoric rise of online sales. The lack of great retail experiences is forcing shoppers to find alternatives. Many new…

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New Retail: H&Ms new brand Arket Regent Street

I like organising things – as an architect, it’s ingrained in my psyche. I spend far too much time setting up systems and establishing order in my space. I’m somewhat OCD and I love it. So when new brand Arket arrived on Regent Street I felt instantly at home. The store has been meticulously organised…

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Shyness and Tribe team up online with a contemporary take on etail

London-based concept store SHYNESS has launched a new website using TRIBE female mannequins for their catalogue photo shoot. The new e-commerce site features 3 positions from the Tribe Collection to showcase fashion from designers Akiko Aoki, Art School, Ashley Williams, George Keburia, Jenny Fax, Lēo, Mikio Sakabe, Neith Nyer, Peet Dullaert and Siiilon. Creative Director, Nathan Haigh…

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Jil Sander Exhibition – Present Tense

jil sander exhibition

The Jil Sander exhibition in Frankfurt is the designer’s first solo show and casts light on a famously reclusive character, often described as the ‘high-priestess of minimalism’. Jil Sander and curator Matthias Wagner K, have gathered together a snapshot of the designers work, intertwined with photography, music, architecture and garden art synonymous with her long…

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VM & Display Awards 2017

The annual VM & Display Awards event took place in London last week, recognising the very best of window and in-store creative schemes from the past 12 months. Blue Studio in collaboration with Bonaveri, sponsored an award for the ‘Best Windows in a Multi-Department Store’, won by the team from Debenhams for their Tropical Fiesta scheme.…

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Tribe Female Mannequins for Zara Milan

TRIBE is a collection of male and female mannequins that debuted at Euroshop 2017 in Düsseldorf. The new collection by Bonaveri aims to satisfy the growing demand for forms that reflect a growing interest in millennial and luxury streetwear trends. TRIBE is the first collection of mannequins in an exciting new family of forms created…

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Schläppi 2200 Mannequins for Christie’s Audrey Hepburn event

Schläppi 2200 Mannequins - Audrey Hepburn at Christie's

Christie’s in London recently hosted an exhibition of Audrey Hepburn’s Personal Collection using Schläppi 2200 mannequins for a 5-day event leading up to the auction. 11 of the garments on display are pieces created by Hubert de Givenchy for Audrey Hepburn in the 1970s, 80s and early 1990s. Givenchy and Hepburn met each other during the…

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Bespoke Bust Forms for Peter Pilotto at London Design Festival

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Bonaveri has supplied bespoke bust forms for Peter Pilotto and Christopher de Vos at their ‘Townhouse Takeover’ during London Design Festival installation. Peter Pilotto asked Bonaveri to create bespoke bust forms for their ‘Changing Rooms’ section of the house, covering them in two-tone fabric inspired by the art of Russian Suprematist, Kazimir Malevich. Located in…

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Schläppi Aloof & Noble mannequins for Burberry’s ‘Here We Are’ Exhibition

Once again, we’re delighted to have been asked by Burberry to supply Schläppi Aloof and Noble mannequins for their September 2017 Collection and exhibition entitled ‘Here We Are’. Like their previous show, Burberry has staged an exhibition to accompany the presentation of their collection – this year an exhibit of photography exploring British life featuring 200…

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Yves Saint Laurent: The Perfection of Style

“Yves Saint Laurent: The Perfection of Style” featuring 100 couture and ready-to-wear items from the Paris-based Fondation Pierre Bergé and other private collections is on at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts until the 27th of August 2017. The exhibition includes a number of Schläppi 2200 mannequins used to display garments from the Seventies up…

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Welcome to the new Blue Studio website

Tribe Mannequins by Bonaveri

Blue Studio has undergone a series of changes over the last few months. As a result, we’ve redesigned and updated the Blue Studio website to better showcase the existing Bonaveri Mannequin collections and our brand new supplier Ec Studio. Blue Studio has long been known for supplying the very best in Italian design and craftsmanship…

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Bonaveri Bust Forms at Milan Fashion Week SS18

Bonaveri has supplied male and female bust forms for an exhibition entitled ‘White Essentials – Style & Material in the White Shirt’. The exhibition, organised by White – Man and Woman in collaboration with Albini Fabrics, showcases a collection of special edition white shirts using Bonaveri’s bust forms at Milan Modo Uomo Spring Summer 2018. 10 male and 8…

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Schläppi 2200 mannequins for Givenchy’s Audrey Hepburn tribute

The Expo Fondation Bolle, in partnership with the Musée Alexis-Forel, the Château et ses Musées and the City of Morges and Morges Region Tourism, will host the exhibition for four months, starting in May 2017. More than 50 dresses, hats, and accessories will be presented along with around forty of Mr. Givenchy’s sketches. Only 2…

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Every age has a Tribe, every Tribe has its story

Bonaveri has released the new TRIBE Collection under a whole new family of mannequins, called B by Bonaveri. B by Bonaveri compliments the well established BONAVERI and SCHLÄPPI family of mannequins and offers customers easier access to Bonaveri’s premium mass market products. Tribe represents the same exacting high design and manufacturing standards that Bonaveri is well…

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Bonaveri to support International Fashion Showcase 2017

The IFS is a series of specially-commissioned and curated fashion installations featuring work by emerging international designers. This year will include designs from Chile, India and Russia, Eastern & Western Europe, Central and South America, Africa and Asia giving press and visitors the opportunity to discover new talent from global young designers. Bonaveri has previously…

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Schläppi 2200 mannequins for ‘The Vulgar – Fashion Redefined’

The Vulgar - Fashion Redefined Bonaveri Mannequins and Bust Forms

Judith Clark and psychoanalyst Adam Phillips have designed an exhibition where fashion excess, commonality and desire jostle with endless and changing perceptions of vulgarity.  Bonaveri supplied articulated and static Schläppi 2200 mannequins for the exhibition covered in a calico finish. The exhibition, which opened on the 13th of October 2016, explores the notion of fashion and fashion…

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