Thinfilm partners with The Conran Shop and Pinterest to create immersive personalised shopping experience


The Conran Shop and Pinterest are collaborating to deliver an innovative, multi-faceted experience for consumers in celebration of the London Design Festival 2018, which will enable shoppers to engage with the inspiration they see in-store and take action with a personalised shopping journey.

Blurring the boundaries between physical and digital worlds, the two brands are coming together for the first time with a one-of-kind installation at The Conran Shop’s flagship Chelsea store. The collaboration offers customers an interactive journey through the world of design, to discover new ideas to plan for and products to purchase.

Beginning with a landmark window display, the installation presents customers with a winding pathway lined with 1600 red-topped ceramic Pins. This will lead visitors into the store to discover The Conran Shop’s broad product range, which includes new special editions designed with the expertise of a selection of renowned brands, including Vitra, Knoll and Carl Hansen & Søn.

Customers will be able to interact with the installation through Pinterest Pincodes, which will be featured on hero products throughout the store. Pinterest Pincodes are custom codes you can scan with the camera in the Pinterest App to discover curated ideas, products and other content on Pinterest from brands such as The Conran Shop. Throughout the store, the Pinterest Pincodes will be placed on designated hero products, which will lead customers to various boards created on The Conran Shop’s Pinterest profile that share more inspiration about these products and designers.

Customers will also be able to use their smartphones to explore the products and activate unique digital experiences via integrated Near-Field Communication (NFC) technology. The NFC tags, powered by printed-electronics specialist Thinfilm (Oslo, Norway), are activated by tapping a smartphone on a featured hero product, which will automatically be added to a bespoke ‘Conran Wishlist’ on the customer’s personal Pinterest board, presenting a unique opportunity to create, curate and share tailored mood boards whilst browsing the store.

With more than 250M people using Pinterest every month to discover and save ideas, and more than 17bn home interiors Pins on the platform, Pinterest has become an unparalleled source of inspiration for people to discover and save new ideas for personalising their spaces. As a world-renowned curator of contemporary products and iconic designers, The Conran Shop performs a similar role in inspiring the offline world – this partnership forges a first-of-its-kind connection between two curatorial dimensions.

As a result of the collaboration – the first brand partnership of its kind for Pinterest– The Conran Shop will be able to open up the world of London Design Festival to the millions of people that seek inspiration on the platform every day, taking advantage of this new opportunity to curate innovative, engaging design content for The Conran Shop audience, and offer them a revolutionary way to plan and shop for their homes.

Caption: NFC technology from Thinfilm plays a major role in The Conran Shop’s collaboration with Pinterest (photo: Thinfilm)

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