Fabulous Food Shops

Author(s): J. Peyton


Displaying a wonderful array of visually tempting and delicious produce, staffed by friendly and knowledgeable experts, a whole new generation of stylishly designed food shops are emerging. Conveniently located, they are often epicurean magnets for local communities or centrally placed meccas for cosmopolitan customers. Whatever their location, however, they all appeal to our eyes, nose, ears, taste and touch; because we shop with our senses. They also connect to something more vital, whether we are aware of it or not - our emotions. Designers of food shops are not just charged with the responsibility of creating a good-looking space, they also most aptly and discreetly push shoppers' mental buttons, triggering their needs, desires and aspirations, by a marriage of design and psychology. This book is a unique opportunity to browse thirty-three fabulous food shops, the majority built since 2000, in Britain and Continental Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia and North America. They not only look marvellous, but sell some of the finest fresh and prepared produce in the world.


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"It offers a unique opportunity to browse 33 food shops across the world." (The Grocer, October 2006) "ultimate guide to food shopping" (Foodie, December 2006) "...photographs are well-displayed, full of colour...show such a range of fresh and interesting food that you immediately feel hungry." (The Journal, January 2007)

Jane Peyton is a London-based writer and photographer. Fabulous Food Shops is her third book for Wiley Academy after Looking up in London (2003) and Looking up in Edinburgh (2004). She is currently working on Wonderful Watering Holes a book of photographs of the world's most appealing pubs.

Preface. Acknowledgements. Introduction. One-stop Shops. Introduction. Albert Heijn XL by Conran Design Group. Harris Teeter by Little Diversifield Architectural Consulting. Maxi Market by JHP Design. Mega by Pavlik Design Team. The Good Old Days. Introduction. A Gold by Ian and Safia Thomas. Borough Market by Greig & Stephenson Architects. Harrods Food Hall by Charles Stephens, William Neatby, Louis Blanc and Others. Straub's Market by Kiku Obata & Company. Valvona & Crolla by Valvona & Crolla. Food Glorious Food. Introduction. Comptoir Gascon by Fusion Design & Architecture. Daylesford Organic Farmshop by Spencer Fung Architects & Teresa Roviras Design and Creative Consultants. Flaneur Food Hall by Gavin Monk. Great Food Hall by Gabriel Murray at The Rodney Fitch. Home Economist Market by Little Diversified Architectural Consulting. La Fromagerie by Oliveira Rosa Architectural Studio. Raoul's Deli by Project Orange. Tapas Brindisa by Greig & Stephenson Architects. The Real Eating Company by Design LSM. Tuller Premium Food by Andre Kikoski Architect. Wild Oats Natural Marketplace by Design Forum. See and Be Seen. Introduction. Carluccio's by Design LSM. C3 by Curiosity Inc. Dean & De Luca by Graphics & Designing Inc. Harris Teeter by Little Diversified Architectural Consulting. Let's Eat (now The Essential Ingredient) by Landini & Associates. Princi Bakery by Claudio Silvestrin Architects. Teigwaren by Studio Architekten. Shopping Plus. Introduction. David Jones by Dieter Poisel at David Jones. Harvey Nichols by Wickham van Eyck Architects. Selfridges Exchange Square by Future Systems. Woolworths by Din & Associates. World of Food, House of Fraser by Kinnersley Kent Design. Design Directory. Listings. Store Details. Designers and Architects. Photographers. Bibliography.

General Fields

  • : 9780470011775
  • : JW
  • : June 2006
  • : 277mm X 216mm X 15mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : J. Peyton
  • : Paperback
  • : 747.8521
  • : 224
  • : Illustrations (chiefly col.)