Sudhir Soundalgekar, Director Projects, Raymonds
“VMRD is a vibrant, responsive, responsible platform that is appreciative and concerned about Retail Architectural Design. All those who are in the retail industry must participate to learn “What’s New” in market and to understand a judicious mix of various projects in India. One can also see designers implementing their insights which are now matching to global trends. In fact some of the entries really kept me engaged for some time to think upon the innovations displayed within the store.
Every year the quality and quantity of submissions is definitely improving, however some of the retailers are giving same story for multiple category entries. Also it’s difficult to judge all designs by only photographs; I would appreciate if some videos can be uploaded with link to understand the store better. During my visit to one of the store walkthrough, I realised that what I saw was much better than only photographs uploaded on the website. In the second round, there are more than 15 entries yet to judge in some category which should be restricted to 6 at the most.”