Design has been an integrated part of RIIS Group for more than 25 years.
DANISH DESIGN TRADITION
RIIS Design is based on the Danish design tradition which is founded on the belief that good design has the power to improve people’s lives and create a positive impact on society. Our foundation is a sustainability-focused, empathetic, collaborative and global mindset.
Our design embraces all departments in RIIS Group and sets the standards for our concept design, product design, choice of material and furniture design.
RIIS Design was established to work alongside the production of crafted furniture back in 1994, and it has been an integrated part of the company ever since.
DESIGN OF SPACES
We approach the design of spaces from a purpose-centred perspective. This means that we couple our quest for beauty with a quest to serve a relevant purpose and to create added value for our clients.
The spaces we create around the customers in a shop, the guests in a restaurant or the employees in an organisation affect their behaviour, their decisions, their emotions as well as their attitude towards your organisation or your brand.
We compose interior concepts, choose materials and design furniture meticulously to meet the objective of our clients. And we work on the basis of scientific evidence and environmental psychology to design spaces that people will love, and that will support desired behaviour, decisions, emotions and attitudes.
THE 4 D’S
OUR DESIGN PROCESS
Our design process consists of four phases. It’s a creative process with a high degree of stakeholder involvement. The four phases uncover important insights and understandings about your business, purpose and desired effect of the design.
It explores a vast field of ideas in an open process of your involvement, before subjecting to a final design. It ensures that the final design proposal is rooted in the insights and realizations gathered throughout the process.
We analyse your brand, culture, identity, and strategic goals as well as your customers and competitors.
We prioritise data, generate ideas and select main themes to create the vision of your concept.
We apply space management, develop layout, interior/exterior design, furniture and product presentation.
We handle product development and rollout plan agreement before implementing your concept design.
As an important starting point for any concept design, we apply a deep understanding of your brand identity or your company values. This understanding is a prerequisite for designing concept designs that become the spatial and aesthetic interpretation of your brand or communicates your company values.
By applying carefully identified visual and aesthetic means that correspond with your brand identity or company culture, we strengthen brand perception among consumers and support positive company culture.
“Design is much more than form and function. It’s about creating spaces that are rooted in your DNA, values, culture and purpose.”
– Mette Rødtnes, Head of Design
DESIGNING HUMAN BEHAVIOUR
When we design physical environments, we design human behaviour. The spaces people occupy affect what they do and how they interact with each other.
Depending on how a space is designed, it will either promote or prevent certain types of behaviour, activity and interaction.
The aesthetic qualities of the surroundings affect how people feel, by impacting the senses as well as by communicating certain values through visual and aesthetic means.