About LIM College
Visual Merchandising Chair Keeps College Connected to the Industry
Eric Feigenbaum has a busy fall in the world of visual merchandising
With more than three decades of experience, Eric Feigenbaum, Chair of LIM College’s Visual Merchandising Department, is a respected global authority on that subject – and his many professional activities in the field of visual merchandising go a long way to help support and enhance the education LIM College provides for its students.
As New York Editor of VMSD (Visual Merchandising and Store Design) magazine, Feigenbaum pens a steady succession of thought-provoking articles. In the magazine’s November 2011 issue he authored a piece on flagship stores along Manhattan’s famed Fifth Avenue, and the December edition of the publication includes an article he wrote about Uniqlo’s new Fifth Avenue store.
On December 8 Feigenbaum will speak at the A.R.E. Retail Design Collective (RDC), an annual visual merchandising and store design conference. He will be part of a panel featuring leading designers and retailers. Titled “On the Avenue,” the discussion will cover the latest retail concepts and store design trends on New York City’s Fifth Avenue and explore what design approaches are best poised to be successful. The panel will be moderated by Anne Dinardo, Editor of VMSD magazine, and the panelists will also include Harry Cunningham, Senior Vice President for Visual and Store Planning at Saks Fifth Avenue, and Les Hiscoe, Vice President of Shawmut Design and Construction.
Feigenbaum is also one of the founders of the “Algonquin Visual Merchandising Roundtable.” These informal regular gatherings of leading visual merchandising practitioners include Tom Beebe from HMX Group, Ignaz Gorischek from Neiman Marcus, Judy Bell from Target, Joe Fezsco from Macy’s, and Dan Evans from Goldsmith. Marjorie Lee Woo, LIM College’s Associate Chair of Visual Merchandising, is also an integral part of the group, which meets to discuss trends and topics in visual merchandising and store design at (naturally) the Algonquin Hotel in midtown Manhattan.