What an unbelievable opportunity to design a store for artifacts from the Vatican Museum on its inaugural visit to the United States. Starting in Houston and continuing to several US cities, this was a store that was designed to fit all the criteria of a traveling store—flexibility, movability, durability—and yet appear to have the feeling of grandeur and permanence that one would expect to see for objects from such a timeless institution. Large fixture components, custom metal finished hardware, satin fabrics and gilded accents transported the guest’s imagination to a retail experience one would expect to get at the Basilica of Saint Peter.