One year ago, the Munich-based design lighting company Occhio opened its spectacular flag-ship store at Kaiser-Wilhelm-Ring in Cologne. The Occhio store in Cologne has become the go-to place for architects, interior decorators and lightening designers as well as private customers who are inter- ested in planning professional lighting systems and executing projects. With its more than 330 square metres of space, the store concept creates the ultimate setting for customer assistance and sales, while also serving as a showroom and information platform.
After just one year, the Occhio store at Kaiser-Wilhelm-Ring has already become an institution in the city. The flagship store does more than simply display Occhio’s unique luminaire systems. It also brings their innovative functions and potential uses to life. Private customers, building contractors and architects are invited to experience the entire product range in a pleasant setting. A team of experienced light planners provides comprehensive and professional assistance by using the widest range of application examples for residential and public areas. In particular, architects, interior designers and light planners truly appreciate the professional assistance, light planning and project execution provided by the store's team.
»The new flagship store has been well received by customers,« said Axel Meise, designer and owner of Occhio. »I am really pleased when manage to spark enthusiasm among visitors for the topic of good light. After all, light means quality of life. At Occhio, individual customer assistance is our top priority. As a result, we can work together to create unforgettable lighting designs for living areas. Within just a short period of time, our store has become a centre of expertise for professionals and end customers thanks to the skilled assistance provided by new store manager, Olaf Holländer, and his team.«
The Occhio store concept
The multifunctional showroom concept was developed together with the renowned architectural office einszu33. The store creates a warm, exciting atmosphere, set in a clearly discernible and puristically presented world of products. The flagship store is divided into three areas. On the ground floor, visitors are welcomed by an inviting, brightly lit showroom. »Space stations« present the various luminaire and spotlight ranges, allowing visitors to get to know the products interactively. The prominent »green« wall that is made of stone features real plants and symbolises Occhio’s evolutionary philosophy and rounds off the store’s design concept. A multifunctional area has been set up in the back of the store, serving as a venue for training, talks and special exhibitions. An inspiring living area awaits customers upstairs. Visitors can experience Occhio’s luminaire and spotlight systems in a cosy, realistic setting, in addition to enjoying light and the quality of light in a place that is reminiscent of their own homes.
»This extraordinary brand and experience world provides my team and I with the optimal prerequisites for presenting Occhio’s unique product range to our customers, which allows us to assist and excite them anew each and every day,« store manager Olaf Holländer says.
The Occhio store in Cologne is one of three company flagship stores in Cologne and Munich. It is also a key part of Occhio’s sales strategy. In addition to the more than 300 retail partner throughout Europe, the company will open its own flagship stores in strategically important cities in the years ahead. Furthermore, additional brand stores throughout Europe will be created together with a selective group of retail partners.
Occhio store in Cologne
Kaiser-Wilhelm-Ring 18 | 50672 Cologne
Monday to Friday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. www.occhiostore.de /cgn
+49 151 52636184
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