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Holiday Windows 2014

Part II of VI




This year’s holiday windows embraced sensory merchandising and featured elements from customer interaction points to live performances. Browse the annual recap in the February 2015 issue of VMSD and be sure to check back throughout the month of February 2015 for Parts III-VI of this online review.

1) Bloomingdale’s, New York. These interactive window displays featured games that allowed passersby and shoppers to linger a little longer than usual. A multi-player function enabled people to play with friends or strangers. Design: John Klimkowski, ovp creative; Scott Robinson, production supervisor, window display. Photography: Willo Font, New York

2) Bergdorf Goodman, New York. Each window in this series portrayed “The Arts,” and reflected several major art forms including literature, theater, music, architecture and painting. Each window was designed independently, providing variety between the displays. Design: David Hoey, senior director, visual presentation/window designer; Demetrios Argyropoulos, production manager; Mia Radysh, production manager; Randy Gunderson, production manager and lighting. Photography: Ricky Zehavi, New York

3) Butch Blum, Seattle. These windows aimed to capture the idea of a group of animals in designer wear experiencing a “winter wonderland.” Design: Laura Bartick, freelance display artist; Ashley Banker, freelance display artist; Noel Kat, freelance display artist; Savannah Lew, freelance display artist. Photography: Beck Nelson, Seattle

4) Crocs, New York. Representing the “12 Days of Christmas,” each shadowbox display was designed by 12 New York art students from both the Pratt Institute and Parsons The New School for Design. Design: The Crocs Global Creative Team, under the direction of David Curtis, senior director of global visual brand identity for Crocs; Elif Uluca (Parsons; Day 1); Valentina Nieto (Parsons; Day 2); Yeon Jung Roh (Parsons, Day 3); Hayden Minick and Robinson Strong (Pratt; Day 4, Day 10); Douglas Best (Parsons; Day 5); Mary Chimenti (Parsons; Day 6); Brenda Zheng (Parsons; Day 7); Anna Skvortsova (Parsons; Day 8); Dean Violate (Pratt; Day 9); Eugene Chang (Parsons; Day 11); Yueh-Tzu “Victoria” Lee (Pratt; Day 12). Photography: Richard Cadan, Fairfield, Conn.

5) The Empire State Building, New York. Creatively showcasing scaled models of the Empire State Building, these vignettes were inspired by holiday card motifs.  Design: Mark Testa, president, Mark Stephen Production LLC. Photography: Lucy Cummings, New York


6) The Art Institute, Chicago/Park Grill, Chicago. This display was part of a larger holiday window tour featuring images inspired by the Chicago Art Institute’s famous works. Design: Stanley Smith, managing director; Amanda Wolfson, senior producer. Photography: Amanda Wolfson, Chicago

Click here for Part I.
Click here for Part II.
Click here for Part III.
Click here for Part IV.
Click here for Part V.
Click here for Part VI.



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