NELSON Worldwide, award-winning architecture, design, and strategy firm, welcomes multidisciplinary designer Marco Oppici as Retail Design Leader. Based in New York City, Marco brings forth strong expertise in experiential design from high-end residential, retail and hospitality, to visual arts and furniture design. For over a decade, the seasoned designer held a position with Saks Fifth Avenue/HBC Corporation as VP of Store Design and Creative Director.

“It is with great pleasure that we welcome Marco to the NELSON Worldwide team,” remarks Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of NELSON Worldwide, John “Ozzie” Nelson, Jr. “The retail landscape is an industry that continues to evolve and we are confident that Marco’s global design approach will move the dial forward in our firm’s growing retail practice.”

Born and raised in Milan, Italy, Marco developed a personal style that combines New World-forward thinking with a European mindset and an acute passion for the arts. Regarded as being highly creative with the ability to effectively communicate design objectives, Marco is detail-oriented and approaches each project with a comprehension of the larger picture.

“I could not be more excited to join a team that is driven by the challenges and opportunities that the ever-evolving retail industry presents,” commented Marco Oppici. “As Retail Design Leader, I strive to create an impact through the diversification of trends and the incorporation of organic, more inclusive design.”

As a multidisciplinary designer, Marco pushes the agenda forward for experiential retail design—pulling in many cross-market influences from his experiences working with high-end hospitality and residential projects. As a strong proponent of inclusive design, Marco values concepts that support welcoming environments that are diverse and open minded. At NELSON, Marco will provide strategic direction across retail projects to ensure spaces align with innovative and experimental trends.

Marco has proven to be a valuable and highly successful retail leader—taking ownership of projects and creating captivating environmental spaces that focus on the user experience while elevating the brand. With numerous accolades under his belt, Marco’s visionary and forward-thinking approach will drive continued growth for NELSON Worldwide’s retail practice.