Inﬁniti Europe Retail Planning.
Inﬁniti’s plan to move into Europe began with an American-sized concept and a clear intention to bring a luxury-hotel style experience to market. We made sure they achieved it on both counts.
Introducing a new automotive brand from scratch is a daunting prospect. In to a sector as competitive as Inﬁniti’s, doubly so, as the launch of the product needed a brand new retail network to deliver it from. Beginning with the design principles established in North American, the first task was to re-engineer a retail space determined by a building footprint at least four times the scale of most European facility and premises business models. And more especially, a profile that demanded boutique-scale urban outlets.
Post the Geneva Motorshow reveal, we began the detailed planning work necessary to introduce Infiniti to its prospective dealer partners and work closely with the European office to determine the experience - from the square-metre costings right through to the music selection in store.
The result was an efficient (and very affordable) and effective deployment across the European territories - both in urban centres and more traditional edge of town locations - and consequently a series of pop-up and tactical stores. Meda are retained consultants and designers, working as an integral part of the client’s partner team.