Design Museum Mornings with Mare Weiss, Principal at Bergmeyer.
Is pop-up retail the way to get people offline and back in line? The convenience of having products delivered right to your door makes it easier than ever to shop online from the comfort of your own home. As a result, e-commerce accounted for $500 billion in retail revenue in 2018. However, Mare Weiss has reimagined the retail space, using the pop-up model to breathe new life into traditional shopping. With a heightened sense of urgency and the allure of a unique experience, Weiss is helping retail businesses make physically showing up worth it.
Join us in March for Design Museum Mornings at Red Thread + Steelcase for coffee, good conversation and to learn more about pop-up retail.
Doors open at 8:30 am; Presentation begins at 9:00 am.
Mare Weiss, IIDA, RDI, LEED AP, A connoisseur in everything retail, Mare Weiss is a strategic thinker and design leader at Bergmeyer. Her career spans nearly 25 years with a broad expertise in all aspects of retail design: from brand strategy to prototype design, implementation, to popup and visual merchandising. Her hands-on approach from start to finish has become an invaluable asset to a client’s success. She guides teams through an engaging process and dialogue which reveals a brand’s true essence, leading to authentic retail experiences and deep emotional connections to the brand.
She has shared her expertise at the International Retail Design Conference, the Architecture Boston Expo, Global Shop | Retail Design, Planning & Merchandising Expo and has led dozens of projects for retailers including Boston Beer/ Samuel Adams, UPPAbaby, Roots, Bed Bath & Beyond, Sebago, Smithsonian, Hanna Andersson, Bates College, Bassett Furniture. Since receiving a BFA in Interior Design from Pratt Institute, she went on to share her expertise in design as an adjunct professor at Suffolk University’s New England School of Art & Design and has served as a guest critic for many local design schools.
Mare’s award-winning work has been featured in numerous industry publications and she has been honored with Design: Retail Magazine’s 2017 Retail Design Influencer Award.
About Design Museum Mornings
Design Museum Mornings is a monthly event series brought to you by Design Museum Boston. These events are meant to inspire you before your day begins and bring you closer to the Design Museum Boston community. Each event will include a short presentation by a local thought-leader, free breakfast, and great people to wake up with. These events are hosted and sponsored by various generous businesses of the Greater Boston area. If you are interested in hosting one of these events, please check out our host page here for more information.