By The Nation
Iconsiam was named the Best Store Design of the Year 2019 by the World Retail Congress in a ceremony held at the National Maritime Museum in Amsterdam.
Prestige said, initiated in 2007, the World Retail Hall of Fame is the highest recognition given to the most innovative retail operators as well as people who have an outstanding influence on driving the retail industry with vision, courage and a commitment to turn dreams into reality, and who succeed and become an inspiration and role models for others.
Chadatip Chutrakul, CEO at Siam Piwat Co, Ltd, said: “Over the past 60 years, Siam Piwat has been committed to being a leader in creativity and innovation as we keep creating prototypes and new standards to develop the retailing and retail development sector to help contribute to the prosperity of Thailand. What we’ve done is not just innovative and revolutionary for Thailand, but even on the global stage in our industry. Many of our projects have now been recognised for their success on the global stage as important game-changers.”
“The success of Iconsiam is the result of a great collaboration of creative talent at the national level. We are deeply grateful to the many Thais involved with the project from around the country, in the private sector, the government sector, as well as artists and experts in a myriad of different fields,” Chadatip said.
"They are people from all walks of life from all over the country as well as world-renown specialists from many countries that love Thailand. These thousands of co-creators shared a common desire to create a new icon that will represent the era’s vision and aimed to make Thai people proud of their origins, their culture, and their heritage, as well as preserve our values for the next generation, and also to impress visitors and people all over the world so that they may fall in love with Thailand,” she said.