|Renowned Apple Store Designer Tim Kobe to Visit Globe GEN3 Stores|
World-renowned designer and Eight Inc. founder Tim Kobe visited the Philippines to look at the Globe Telecom “Generation 3” stores that he re-designed.
Known for his excellent work in remodeling the Apple Store in New York City, Kobe has also worked with other companies such as Coke, Nike, and Virgin Atlantic to name a few.
In order to set the benchmark for store design and retail experience in the Philippines, Globe Telecom hired Kobe to provide an innovative experience for their customers.
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The new stores will capture the digital lifestyle of Filipinos and will feature more interactive sections and interesting display styles. These designs are also flexible enough to make the stores look new with minimal effort.
Kobe and Globe Telecom will also create live art galleries using the masterpieces of local artists to uphold Globe Telecom’s vision of next generation technology. As a preview, these artists conducted live art performances at Globe stores in SM North EDSA and Limketkai Mall in Cagayan de Oro. These outlets were then re-designed and is set to re-open in December 2014.
Until then, art enthusiasts can join in the fun by joining the Gen3NextACT group on Facebook. Here, member share photos of their artwork using the said hashtag. The same hashtag is also making the rounds in Twitter as well.
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Kobe’s company, Eight Inc., is a strategic design company which specializes in the “8 design human experience” which is a fusion of emotion, experience and purpose. Eight Inc. has offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. Before establishing this company, Tim Kobe graduated with a degree in Environmental Design from the Art Center College and Design. After which, he worked for The Burdick Group in San Francisco, California.
He then became a founding partner for West Office Design Associates in 1987 and he was responsible for many science museum exhibitions in the United States and Hong Kong. Now, Tim Kobe is also a trustee of the school where he graduated and the chairman of its Academic Affairs committee. He is also on the Board of Directors for the Grabhorn Institute in San Francisco.