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Ippolita, Chicago | 50th International Design Competition Winner

Ippolita, Chicago Design: Jeffrey Hutchison & Associates, New York City | Photos: Dustin Halleck Photography, Oak Park, Ill.

Innovation Award for Fixturing

Ippolita is an Italian jeweler known for wearable works of art.

The Jeffrey Hutchison and Associates | Ippolita team designed a 500-sq.-ft. flagship at 900 North Michigan, that breaks all the typical jewelry store rules.

Inside, visitors are greeted at the Engage Zone, the first of a series of zones designed to assist their product discovery.

First, nothing is under glass so customers can touch, feel and interact with the works made of gold, silver and precious stones. By thinking inside the box, the team created a customer experience that felt as if they had stepped into a jewelry box.

Magnetic felt wall panels allow for flexible merchandising using “floating” displays -- making items easily accessible for customers to touch and try on.

Architect Jeffrey Hutchison & Associates, LLC

Architect of Record Fujikawa Johnson Gobel Architects Inc. General Contractor Crane Construction Company LLC


Cooley Montano Studio

Millwork Vision Woodworking Furniture: Artemest; Wallpaper: Texturae; Floorcoverings: Sacco Carpet; Felt: Aetna Felt; Wool: Designtex; Aluminum: Chemetal


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