Over the past week the Contract Studio classes visited the showroom of OPTO International, a local designer and manufacturer of retail fixtures and wall systems. They have several styles and lines of fixtures, many of which can mix and match seamlessly. Some lines have trim options that are magnetized and can be changed at a drop of a hat, like this gondola from the Evolve Collection:
They have completely redone their showroom since last semester’s classes visited, check out a sneak peak:
OPTO is still looking for an Interior Designer and a Design Intern, by the way, and is a great way to get hands on experience for students interested in retail design. Contract Studio is a capstone level class and focuses on the retail and restaurant design fields of interior design. For more info on the class, contact Shelly Mocchi, who teaches the class.
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