We are psyched to unveil a brand new Wollzelle.com, the first major update to our site since the previous design was introduced in 2005.
We have now moved to a multi-page format, and greatly expanded our portfolio section. The brand new Work pages will walk you through our star projects. They feature previously unseen high-resolution images, pulled straight from our voluminous archives.
The site has been optimised for touch screens and retina displays. Whenever possible, we have gone back in time and updated our older blog posts, so your browsing experience should stay crisp and clean, even as you travel in time.
Speaking of crisp and clean, all images on Wollzelle.com are now served by Maiko. We’ve been extensively relying on her internally, and hope to introduce her to you in full over the next few weeks…
We wish all our clients, friends and followers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We thank you for your trust and support. May 2013 bring you all the felicity and success you expect from it.
Thanks everyone for attending our annual Open Office Party. In Wollzelle tradition we served Würstel, Glühwein and good music in an festive atmosphere. We hope that those of you who made it to our office had as much fun as we did.
Please note that our office closes on December 24th and reopens on January 6th 2013. We will keep a light on to ensure our servers are all up and running smoothly.
GucciTimeless.com is Gucci Timepieces and Jewelry’s flagship online presence. A cinematic experience, packed with up-to-the-minute information, interactive catalogues and original editorial content, this ever-popular site has grown into a premier destination of its own for aesthetes, watch collectors and jewellery enthusiasts the world over.
The Lovie Awards are presented by The International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences. They spotlight exceptional creativity and innovation in European web development. They recognise excellence in every aspect of a project: design, relevance and engineering. Of the nearly 1.000 entries received fewer than 15% make it to the shortlist.
Gucci Timepieces & Jewelry and Wollzelle have enjoyed a long and mutually empowering relationship. Together, we keep pushing the boundaries of how iconic brands represent themselves online. Each version of the site has received numerous accolades from the industry and from clients alike. Today, we are delighted to see our common achievements recognised once again by a jury of our peers. Thank you.
Gucci Timepieces and Jewelry is launching a paperless revolution, and Wollzelle is making it happen! The new I-Gucci Sport Watch, the latest in the acclaimed I-Gucci range, is hitting store shelves with a fully interactive, touch-enabled user manual, optimised for smartphones and tablets.
Clients access the application by scanning a QR code, specific to their watch, printed on all the relevant ads and packaging. Driven by the latest HTML 5 and CSS 3 web technologies, it thrives on mobile devices, and offers a unique, totally intuitive experience on the go.
The step-by-step app uses realistic animations to make setting things up a breeze. It can also be bookmarked right on the phone as a quick reference to access advanced features as needed.
In fact, the app is so intuitive that Gucci Jewelry & Timepieces is also using it as a training tool!
This new generation of manual not only makes it a snap to enjoy your purchase right away, it cuts down on cumbersome documents and wasted paper. Any time a new feature is released, a small update is all that is required to bring thousands in the loop.
The app already speaks 9 languages fluently, and can be extended infinitely to new markets and new products. It offers a breakthrough experience that will shape training and product discovery for years to come.
The new Gucci Timepieces and Jewelry app manuals are another example of how Wollzelle is helping its creative clients push the web forward to cut costs, simplify business and increase consumer engagement.
Wollzelle is thrilled to announce it has been chosen by Galerie Gernot Rammer to build its much anticipated online presence.
The clean design of this website is accentuated by crisp graphics. Its focus on layout through typography and negative space enables the artwork to shine.
Fully integrated e-commerce capabilities allow collectors to seamlessly scrutinise and purchase the works they are interested in. A wide array of supporting materials, such as prints and books, completes the offer. Of course, social features facilitate interactions with the Gallery at every step.
Underneath its glossy and inviting appearance, the site is powered by a full-featured engine that means real business. Inventory management, tracking and statistics, even CRM, have all been custom-built and integrated by Wollzelle right into the platform.
The site will launch with an ambitious project dubbed Fankultur macht Kunst, that explores fan culture in Austria through the complex prism of football. Supported by star players and official organisations alike, the artworks by renowned artist Thomas Strobl offer a unique glimpse into the infectious experience of rooting together for a team. Far away from football cliches, this life-affirming exhibit celebrates sport, social interactions and that very special link that unites us all.
The site will launch with an exciting project dubbed Fankultur macht Kunst. It explores fan culture in Austria through the prism of football, and is supported by star players and official organisations alike. The artworks by renowned artist Thomas Strobl offer a unique glimpse into the infectious experience of rooting together for a team.
Be sure to RSVP on Facebook for a chance to participate in the vernissage, taking place on June 6 at 7 PM at the Wiener Sportklub! It’s the perfect event to get in the mood and meet like-minded Art lovers.
Continuing the long and exciting partnership between Wollzelle and Gucci Timepieces and Jewelry, we are thrilled to announce a brand-new version of GucciTimeless.com, the company’s flagship online store and lifestyle destination.
Proudly announced by CEO Michele Sofisti in his opening communiqué, for Basel World 2012 the site offers an immersive cinematic experience, specially optimised for mobile and touch-driven devices.
Videos, high-resolution photos and interactive galleries make it easy and fun to discover the brand’s amazing collections. Exclusive editorial content keeps readers coming back for more insider information on Gucci, its collections and the cultural happenings it supports around the world.
Visitors to GucciTimeless.com will still be able to browse the latest collections, in fluid and immersive galleries that work on any modern computer, tablet or smartphone. We think you will love the improved navigation and interactivity, and will immediately feel at home.
Built by Wollzelle from the ground-up, the site is entirely standards-driven, accessible and extensible. Powerful features such as seamless store geo-location are integrated into every product page for an easy transition from discovery to purchase.
A new heritage section dives deep into the fascinating history of the house of Gucci, which spans nearly 100 years.
Gucci Timepieces and Jewelry not only designs artworks of its own, it actively supports artists the world over, through its collaboration with the GRAMMY® and the CSCLF (China Soong Ching Ling Foundation). Now taking this commitment one step further, the site offers exclusive downloads from the company’s music preservation programme, run in cooperation with the GRAMMY®. Even classic favourites, such as Fats Waller, are available to all.
GucciTimeless.com expands Gucci’s online presence, but offers a new, specialised voice, that focuses on timepieces and jewelry from the perspectives of collectors, art lovers and aesthetes the world over. It is a natural extension to the brand’s main website, but stands on its own as a lively destination.
Back in 2008, some of our clients looked into adding store locators to their sites. We quickly got frustrated with the existing solutions, though, that seemed extremely inefficient and kept asking users for information their browser already knew, resulting in long drop-down menus and complex forms.
It was all so terribly old-fashioned, that we set out to develop a unique technology, pulling every modern string, from mapping APIs to geolocation, to smooth and simplify the process. Our technology would have to be fast, flexible and self-sufficient, so that it could be leveraged by any website.
The modern web makes it all possible given sufficient time, engineering effort, and focus on design — the very skills we hone for our own web applications. After a few weeks, we had a working prototype, which we have been refining ever since.
Our approach is to keep the process intuitive and to predict the user’s wishes at every step, by using technology to filter out irrelevant options. Because our store locator is a centrally hosted solution, every customer benefits from our ongoing improvements. This enables us to offer features that would be difficult for a lone company to develop, test and deploy on its own. Chief amongst them are touch optimisations for mobile users, transparent conversion between American and metric units, and full support for up to eight languages.
Enter Trodat, whom you must know if you have an office or use stamps. The Trodat group is headquartered in Wels, Austria, and employs over 1100 workers worldwide, manufacturing business essentials from the humble self-inking rubber stamp to laser engraving machines.
The Trodat website is the latest in line to include a Wollzelle-driven store locator. From the moment the page loads, it has located you and presents a list of your nearby online stores. Indeed, even if it does business online, a nearby store will speak your language and understand your culture.
If you would prefer to visit your friendly Trodat dealer, a switch shows you a list of physical locations, still laid out by distance, and neatly arranged on an interactive map. That map is totally customised to blend into the site, from type to colours, and graphically optimised to present data that is relevant to you — the centre, scale, display type, etc. have been preconfigured automatically.
Of course, you may be looking up dealers while traveling abroad, or on an older machine that does not support geolocation. When all else fails, we still offer intuitive controls to manually filter locations by type, country or specialty.
In a nutshell, that’s how we got Trodat’s stamp of approval. Next time you feel the urge to buy a stamp, you can surf safe in the knowledge we have your back — all around the web.