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Quiet Design

Quiet Design Quiet design is design that is pared down and subtle. It isn’t loud and garish. It doesn’t scream ‘look at me’. It is humble yet quietly confident. It speaks little but delivers volumes. Counter-Intuitive Design Quiet design in a retail environment is counter-intuitive. With businesses screaming for customers spend it makes sense that those that ‘shout the loudest’ should win. Yet this isn’t always the case. Often those who do scream the loudest often begin to look and feel the same. If everyone is shouting it is often... Read The Rest →

Box & Barrel New Concept Store Opens

Box & Barrel at Westfield Garden City is officially open for trade! Below are some images of the shop being stocked for the grand opening. The images that you see here are of the new concept Box & Barrel. It takes the brand from DFO Outlet discount stores to mainstream retail shopping centre experience. The brand has been given an image upgrade in order to attract a new clientele in shopping centres. Box & Barrel aim to attract a customer looking for quality kitchenware at great prices. The fittings and... Read The Rest →

Design Alchemy – transforming ideas into gold

Design Alchemy It is always an exciting moment to see what not long ago was just a mere though, an idea, be transformed into reality. What I am talking about is the magic of design. Design takes ideas and through a process commits them to paper. Then it is the network of people and their skills from leasing agents, retail design managers, operations managers, shopfitters and trades that bring thoughts to life. It is alchemy at work. Above is a 3D rendering of the proposed Box & Barrel store at... Read The Rest →

Burger’d Store # 4 – Still Servin’ It Up Hot

There From The Start Burger’d is a franchise that we have been part of the creation from the very beginning. Arundel was the very first store. We have been involved with branding and messaging to the interior design. We were even involved the taste testing of the product (always really good to be very passionate about the product – what better way then to test out the product! 🙂 It is always great to be involved with a new business from its inception. This allows us to develop a clear... Read The Rest →

Box & Barrel Branding Retail Design Upgrade 2.0

Box & Barrel 2.0 We were approached by the owner of Box & Barrel Homewares to help take their brand into the mainstream shopping centres. The business which currently has one outlet in Victoria and one in Queensland is about to expand by opening their first shopping centre store in Westfield Garden City. This has required an upgrade for this quality homewares discount store in order to go from factory outlet to mainstream retail. Good retail design can help make the transition in any business needed to appeal to a... Read The Rest →

Latest Restaurant Design – Nam An Vietnamese

Our latest restaurant design, Nam An Vietnamese at Tweed City Shopping Centre is fast approaching completion. This new Vietnamese restaurant is part of the Tweed City redevelopment which has seen the edition of an outdoor dining precinct to the shopping centre. It Starts With A Vision Any business begins with a vision and our role at Retail Design Lab is to help bring that vision to life. By engaging us and our years of experience we can turn your idea and passion into something even greater than you may have... Read The Rest →

The Hidden Oasis

The new Crema Espresso at Pacific Fair is a hidden oasis that is quickly taking shape. The shop fit is almost complete with new awnings, a Crema Kids play area, and finishing touches still to go. Below you will find some images of the cafe. The design of the cafe was in keeping with tropical feel of the Pacific Fair redevelopment. The site lended itself to this feel because of its outdoor location. The simply white and natural palette together with tropical greens give the cafe a freshness. Because of... Read The Rest →

All Is Well That Ends Dwell

Yay! Great to get a mention in an article in Gold Coast Magazine, on one of our latest store design, Dwell at the Brickworks at Southport. The clean minimalist earthy style ensures that the large range of unique homewares and gift products stand out.    

Attention To Detail – Hallmark of Good Design

Attention To Detail Attention to detail is a major factor in the success of any business. Let me elaborate on this. Attention to detail shows customers that you really care about them. It shows that you are really passionate about your business and what you do. Attention to detail has also been the hallmark of our success as deigners. Little Things Big Results Whether you run a cafe, a boutique fashion store or have your own consulting business, how much you pay attention to the ‘little things’ will determine how... Read The Rest →

Retail Food Design on the Gold Coast

Retail Food Design Evolution Retail food design has come a long way on the Gold Coast. Food in general has evolved quite dramatically over the past decade as customers become more sophisticated. No doubt brought on by tv shows such as Matser Chef, we have become more educated when it comes to eating out. Presentation has become a big factor in how we consume both food and other products. The saying ‘you eat with your eyes’ couldn’t be more true these days.     Presentation Presentation begins much earlier than... Read The Rest →

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