For three decades, Eric Feigenbaum has had a diverse and distinguished career in visual merchandising and store design, making his mark in both the professional and academic arenas. Most notably, he was the 2012 recipient of the Markopoulos Award. Presented by Design:Retail Magazine, it is the highest honor given to an individual in the visual merchandising and store design industry.
A pioneer in advocating an eco-friendly approach to visual merchandising, Feigenbaum is responsible for conceiving and designing the state-of-the-art LIM College Green Lab – a sustainable materials lab and research center.
Eric Feigenbaum is a recognized leader in the visual merchandising and store design industries with both domestic and international design experience. He served as corporate director of visual merchandising for Stern’s Department Store, a division of Federated Department Stores, from 1986 to 1995.
After Stern’s, he assumed the position of director of visual merchandising for WalkerGroup/CNI, an architectural design firm in New York City. Feigenbaum was also an adjunct professor of Store Design at the Fashion Institute of Technology and formerly served as the chair of the Visual Merchandising Department at LIM College (New York) from 2000 to 2015.
In addition to being the Editorial Advisor/New York Editor of VMSD magazine, Eric is also a founding member of PAVE (A Partnership for Planning and Visual Education). Currently, he is also president and director of creative services for his own retail design company, Embrace Design.