Few Steps Ahead
They are one of the most dynamic design company of India.Tuned to stay ahead,this company knows how to do things differently. VMRD brings to you the complete insight of this cool young firm.
company’s dreams & imagination started on a drawing table and their passion and love for design has brought them to where they are today. They have always delivered their best for the best, and in the process, have improved and grown. Their future tells them to always “Stay Ahead”, never fear to achieve what seems to be impossible, and to always remember where they came from. Meet, FEW STEPS AHEAD, a specialized division of 02JUNE DESIGN STUDIOS which was co-founded by Sankalp Sahu and Siddhant Sahu in 2011. The design company specializes in providing comprehensive retail design services which covers all dimensions of work such as architecture, communication design, visual merchandising, retail activations. The company added a specialized experience division called FEW STEPS AHEAD in early 2016 which specializes in conceptualizing engaging storytelling and customer engagement ideas for Retail.
DESIGN IDEOLOGY & VISION
FEW STEPS AHEAD’s design ideology revolves around designing for people - their interests, behaviors, likes and dislikes. Their aim is to create bold statements differently without doubt. “The company designs from within so that people can get a glimpse of our creative vision. Fearless of criticism, we take inspiration from our everyday surroundings, trust our intuition to create a positive impact on the future and design” – Says Manvi Gupta, Retail Design Specialist, Few Steps Ahead. “We strive to stay ahead in all that we do by strongly believing in the power of ideas and storytelling. Living with a relentless spirit, we think deeply, always question assumptions and come up with ingenious design solutions. We are here to change the status quo and inspire the new age!” – Says Swati Abrol, Visual Merchandiser, Few Steps Ahead.
THE SUBCONSCIOUS EXPERIENCE Retail design is all about the experience!
Customer expectations have gone much higher than before. The customer is not only looking for a beautiful and comfortable ambiance to shop, but also for an unmatched experience which is memorable and which makes the customer feel special and installs trust. Communication should engage the customers at subconscious level and make them want to return to your store is the biggest challenge and opportunity. “FEW STEPS AHEAD” binds this entire story together. They strongly believe that making memorable design by the means of integrated skills and efforts is the only way to do justice to the design and provide the client with solutions that work. To do this, the company has an interesting pedigree for work which is classified into 3 divisions
Where they create meaningful brand experiences across various touch points by using sales effective, cutting edge brand design solutions across various field like retail architecture, visual marketing, visual merchandising, window displays, retail activations, pop up stores, store and product launches etc.
Where the company conceptualize creative strategies and innovative solutions for brands to stay ahead of the competition through brand strategy, innovation consulting, retail auditing, VM academy and sales optimization.
Where the company empower the brand to make intelligent decisions about their customers through connected digital technologies such as interactive technologies and connected retail. “We are able to “Stay Ahead” by constantly innovating on the design processes and delivering a comprehensive design solution. We make clever Simple and simple Clever” – Says Sanjana Sud, Retail Designer, Few Steps Ahead.
ITS JUST THE BEGINNING
This young company has worked with over 75 happy clients in over 7 years of retail experience, delivering over 1260 creative campaigns successfully. They have over 55 years of combined work experience with a team of committed employees in the fields of retail design, architecture, visual merchandising, communication design and marketing. “Our young energetic team believes in divergent thinking and is in sync with international design trends. We come up with out of the box ideas which are in line with the client’s needs to deliver sales effective outcomes. More importantly, we work every day to bring around a change into the design world by our work.” – Says Kamal Kumar, Design Head, Few Steps Ahead. No wonder, the company has employees with an average team age of 27 years and a vision which takes them into ages of the future to come.