Mister Spex Store concept

During conception and planning phases, the experienced team at dan pearlman examined how eyeglasses are purchased from all angles. Here, coming up with solutions for how to transfer online processes offline to fixed-location retail was the consistent focus of the creative developmental process. The result comprises the architectural design of the store and facade, the colour and materials concept as well as furniture and space planning. A transparent space featuring distinct structures welcomes customers. Oak combined with matt white and grey, and accents in anthracite and green, create a space that feels open, producing a modern yet cosy atmosphere. The brand logo, a stylized pair of glasses, is integrated into the spatial concept and shows up again on the back wall. The latter plays a central role: its curved shape and indirect lighting via a perforation pattern give it the look of a curtain that is opening up the shop for the customer. In addition to personal consultation, the customer can also digitally try on a variety of glasses in a self-service “photo corner”. Another highlight is the lounge, where Scandinavian design chairs, tablets and magazines welcome customers, inspiring them and providing information. The spatial communication strategy, featuring highlight presentations, campaign images and easy-to-read information boards explaining the Mister Spex process, creates the link to the online offerings. The product range is organized according to types of glasses, each of which fit a specific facial type. In addition, upon entering the store, the customer is provided with a tablet that can be filled with four pairs of glasses he likes best. Each pair of glasses comes with a card containing important details on the right facial shape, brand and price. After such a great response from their users, Mister Spex has launched further new stores to allow more people to experience their unique concept which combines the best of online & offline retail in a holistic destination. Since 2016, Mister Spex has opened stores in Berlin, Bochum, Bremen, Dortmund, Erfurt, Essen, Frankfurt/Sulzbach, Münster and Oberhausen. The store design was awarded the if Communication Design Award 2016, the Red Dot: Communication Design Award 2016, and the Silver POPAI Award 2017.