Introducing Nicolle Aston
Nicolle Aston is the founder and director of Furore.
With over 20 years experience as a freelance visual merchandiser and VM facilitator, Nicolle brings a wealth of knowledge and practical advice to her clients. She is committed to raising an awareness of Visual Merchandising as an integral aspect of the retail experience.
With a warm and realistic approach Nicolle empowers retailers with skills they can readily grasp and utilise. She arms her clients with tips and techniques, which are straightforward, affordable, and do-able.
Together you will discuss the building blocks of Visual Merchandising, and the leading principles of display. Nicolle has a genuine understanding of retail and addresses the practical concerns of retail managers and staff who struggle with time, resources, and the confidence to merchandise well.
With an advanced diploma in psychology, an interest in consumer behaviour, and a keen eye for aesthetics, Nicolle’s workshops touch on the psychology of the consumer and examine the social experience that is shopping.
Outside of work Nicolle enjoys a quiet life at home in rural Matakana, with a large garden to tend, local beaches to enjoy, and time spent painting in her studio.
"Nicolle is an innovative professional. She is sensitive to clients needs. Whomever avails themselves of her can look forward to a touch of magic."
"Morning Light” by Nicolle Aston
Original acrylic on canvas
Size: 600mm x 750mm
Once upon a time...
Once upon a time there was a little settlement strung out along the scenic Amalfi coastline. Travellers would admire the view but overlook the village, which earned the name of the ‘village which didn’t exist.’
Then a go-ahead major decided it was time to put his tiny commune on the map. He ordered every house to be brightly painted so they couldn’t escape the sight of travellers passing down the road. His goal was to give his village a unique identity. Furore became ‘il Paese Dipinto’; the painted village.
Every September artists from around the world are invited to a festival to add to the murals now decorating local buildings. These colourful affairs are inspired by the beautiful settings and even the railings and lamp posts are decorated in bizarre and bright colours. Few passers by could now fail to notice Furore – with a character all its own.
Furore; n 1 public outburst 2 a sudden widespread enthusiasm 3 to rave