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Breaking The Rules Of Retail Design

   Shopping centres have stringent retail design regulations in order to ensure a consistent customer experience. These regulations ensures that the shopping centre maintains a quality of finish throughout the centre. Recently, we completed a cafe design that broke these rules in order to find a solution to an area of the shopping centre that has never ‘worked’. The Strand at Coolangatta The Strand at Coolangatta has been recently redeveloped. It once was called Showcase On The Beach and was a tired centre. Many of the tenancies were closed 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 →

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.     Share → Tweet

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 →

Preventitive Medicine

The doctor of the future will no longer treat the human frame with drugs, but rather will cure and prevent disease with nutrition. Thomas Edison Prevention Is Better Than The Cure Instinctively humans know what is good and not so good for their health. Nonetheless, many of us continue to not eat the right foods, drink and smoke too much, don’t get exercise, and overwork ourselves. There is a growing movement of people who understand that they need to take repsonsibility for their health. Preventitive medicine means taking health back... Read The Rest →

Womens Gym Design – Redefining Health

Womens Gym Design We were approached by owners of Samsara Womens Health Club for their womens gym design. Having never designed a gym before became more of an advantage rather than a disadvantage as we could see what a women’s gym should be like from a fresh perspective. Holistic Health Samsara Womens Health Club at Runaway Bay is redefining the womens fitness industry. Women expect more from their gym than ever before. They are looking to be able to work out feeling comfortable and confident with expert help at hand.... Read The Rest →

Jewellery Retail Design – Before & After

Jewellery Retail Design Jewellery retail design can transform a jewellery shop from drab to fab. It is always very interesting to walk into a store that looks tired and old and to get excited with the possibilities. Most store owners delay the refurbishment of their store for as long as possible. This is often left until they are up for their lease renewal. Drab and Not So Fab By this time, the shabbiness of their store has started to really affect sales. Customers want to walk into a fresh bright... Read The Rest →

Tattoo Studio In Westfield – An Australian First

Freestylr – Masters Of Ink Opens at Westfield Helensvale Freestylr – Masters Of Ink has become an Australian first in the retail industry by opening up their doors on Thursday 16th August 2015 at Westfield Helensvale on the Gold Coast. This was a dream that was a long time in coming for the owner, Kevin Rowlands. This ground-breaking business has sights on opening up in other Westfield Centres in the very near future. Tattoos Go Mainstream With the popularity on television of programs such as Tattoo Nightmares, Bondi Ink, and... Read The Rest →

Nailing It – Retail Design Is About The Customer Experience

  Designing For The End User Retail design is so much more than coming up with what the Client wants. It is everything about what the Client’s end customer is after. There is a very big distinction between the two. Often a Client’s biases can step in the way of their very success. Retail designers often have to take courage to challenge their customer’s preconceived thoughts and ideas in order to deliver them a result that exceeds their expectations. A recent case is Jade Nails. They had very set ideas... Read The Rest →

Gold Coast Retail Design: Eyebrow World

Retail Design Late last year we were approached by a new Client who wanted an eyebrow threading kiosk to be designed. The Client had previously engaged another retail designer and wasn’t able to achieve the look and finish that were to the standards and expectations of the shopping centre. We are a Gold Coast retail design firm who is often called in to get things over the line. Beautiful Threads Eyebrow threading is an ancient method of hair removal that had originated in India over 6000 years ago. This technique... Read The Rest →

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