I loved working with David.
He has lots of fresh and clever ideas.
He works very fast. Whenever I ask him something he answers me very quickly.
I think he knows more than me about kitchen movement even though I was chef around 15 years.
I am more than happy working with David and I will engage him for my next project.
Working with David was such a pleasure, he was approachable
and really understood the design we were looking for.
He was always there to answer any questions we had and kept
us informed through the whole process.
He has taken our ideas and designed the shop way above our expectations.
We have had such positive feedback regarding the design and layout of the shop
and if the opportunity ever arises we would most definitely work with David again.
Thank you very much for your excellent job in our hair salon in Hope Island Marketplace.
We are very happy with the end result.
Also we get lots of good comments from our customers.
It was an easy journey, we had good communications (anytime we needed you we could get hold of you).
Ziba Hair & Beauty
It’s my pleasure to work with you.
You have done such an amazing job.
We are very looking forward for the end product and I believe it will be just as good as the plans that you sent us.
Hopefully will bring even more business to you.
We are deeply appreciated everything you have done for us.
I wish that we will be able to work together once again.
Thank you so much.
Sam and Ben
David Cushieri was a friendly, courteous and approachable designer, who was always easily contactable. Any query or worries were promptly dealt with and he was always willing to meet face to face. With his help and efforts, my project was able to proceed very smoothly. I would definitely ask for David’s services again in the future if I needed any designs done, and would wholeheartedly recommend him to others.
Glamour Nails & Footspa Robina Town Centre
Thank you David for your assistance in translating words and ideas into reality.
We are happy to share with others considering working with David Cuschieri what out experience with David has been like.
Good design gets function correct and then builds an attractive or appropriate form around it. All sorts of problems occur when you put form before function, where it looks good but doesn’t function well. David has the knowledge’ skill and attitude to deliver a complete project.
There are always limitations to what can be done. David was able to not just meet the requirements but push beyond the limits and get approval for innovations that would best serve the end customer but had not been accepted by previous tenants. The result of this we have ended up with a design that is unique, soft and inviting in a space that could be anything but that.
A significant factor of working with David is what didn’t happen. Normally there are all sorts of headaches and communication challenges that were not present in working with David. His attention to detail is very focused. It reminds us of the quote “if you think working with true professionals is expensive wait till you pay the price of working with amateurs” and “the bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of a low price is forgotten”. That being said we didn’t have an unlimited budget and David was able to leverage maximum impact and presence with a set budget. He went over and beyond to deliver a great result.
David would also push back to protect the integrity of the project. So he is able to see both the big picture as well as how all the detail fits into that context. His logic and rational to justify choices made us very comfortable to trust his judgement. At the same time through the project we were able to bring some solid suggestions which were welcomed and included.
Integrity to us is simply being able to say something and then follow it through and do it. David has a high level of integrity. He has done the hard yards over the years to develop the skills to deliver great results.
Thank you David for everything.
Bianca and David
Hummingbird Bakery Cafe
Capri on Via Roma,
Isle of Capri, Gold Coast
David Cuschieri came highly recommended to me when I was looking for a professional retail designer to not only design my new nail salon but assist me with the entire process of opening shop.
This was a brand new centre being built from ground up and I didn’t have the experience or knowledge to negotiate and communicate with centre personnel. David was always there to assist, answer any questions, provide knowledgeable advice, and make the whole process of opening shop as streamlined and stress-free as possible.
I had a very tight budget but still wanted a shop that looked unique and welcoming. David was able to deliver on all fronts providing a fresh design unlike anything else in the industry, and on time and budget.
I now understand why David came highly recommended and I now have the pleasure to recommend this talented designer who is easy to work with, very accommodating and helpful, and delivers more than he promises.
Thank you David, our store has traded much better from day one than we ever expected and we owe a big part of that to you.
Allure Nail Studio
Sorry for not getting back to you soon regarding the testimonial. I blame the store you’ve designed though. We have had our biggest September in our history because of it…
“I found David to be friendly, professional and very proficient at what he does. Our store design needed some very specific elements – including a fully functioning music studio – and he was able to take my suggestions and requirements and turn them into a design that was practical for retail while being very stylish and clean. Since opening our new store, our customers have been stopping in their tracks, commenting on what has been a massive upgrade from our previous space and quite honestly our sales have increased considerably. I would absolutely recommend getting in touch with David regarding your next retail design solution.”
All the best – and thank you,
Assistant Manager/Hi-Tech Sales
Music Express Westfield Garden City
Thank you so much for your expertise in designing our new shop. You have managed, with a very tight fit out budget, together with the shop fitter that you recommended, to turn the concept into reality!
It is quite impressive to look at this shop! From a customer’s perspective, we think that you really care by listening to our intention and requirements and coming up with a design that appeals to our customers.
We really appreciate the time and care you spent working with us, this being our first store. You service is really a recommendable! Looking to work with you again! requirements and coming up with a design that appeals to our customers.
Lei JIA & Yi Hsuan PAN
Hair Force 10
Retail Design Lab was a pleasure to deal with and even with the tight deadlines was able to come up with a design that exceeded expectations.
We were very guarded with our brand as we had a number of shops that all looked the same. David suggested that we do an overhaul of our brand. The result has shoppers stopping and noticing our store. But we are so glad we were open to his ideas. Many have come in and commented on how amazing it looks.
The Shopping Centre has even commented saying it is the best shop in the redevelopment. Retail Design Lab was a pleasure to deal with and ensured that what could have been a stressful journey happened smoothly and with little fuss.
We will definitely recommend Retail Design Lab if you are looking for a designer who listens and can transform your shop into a business.
Kenny Tran – Jade Nails
My wife Harriet and I thank you for your professional services. It is not often I compliment anyone on their performance, however, your professional attitude towards your work can only result in your continued success.
I was most impressed with your prompt response to all aspects of the design work you were consulted to do. You exceeded my expectations with your great service, especially within the competitive industry you are in. Your product knowledge and creative flair minimized the necessity of our involvement, saving a lot of time, and as we all know, “time is money”! You were always punctual at conference, and on site. We are totally satisfied with the outcome of our shop design and services you have provided beyond the agreed schedule of work you were supposed to perform.
Consulting with you greatly facilitated the approval process with all relevant authorities – again saving a lot of time. The level of co-operation and ease of communication made this project a pleasure to undertake. I strongly recommend Retail Design Lab to anyone in the process of construction and shop fitting. Great new ideas and unrivalled professionalism!
Suresh and Harriet Naidoo
Country Fresh Kitchen
We recently had the pleasure of dealing with David Cuschieri, from Retail Design Lab, when renovating our café. David was open to our ideas – which were important to us – but at the same time he gave us innovative and constructive feedback. The café David designed for us is unique, stylish and functional and since reopening our café, the sales have increased considerably and we have needed to employ more staff. When contacting David, either by phone or email, we have found him to be very approachable and always prompt in responding to us.
If the need arose, we would not hesitate to use Retail Design Lab for any future venture and would recommend David to any business colleague requiring his services.
Thanks again, David.
Ann, Mal & Lyn
We embarked on a new retail business venture in a category that we had not previously been involved. For the design and all important look and feel of our retail store, we chose Retail Design Lab.
From the very first day, Retail Design Lab listened carefully to what we wanted, added value and made comments and improvements to areas that we had not considered, and delivered a fabulous and functional design.
And the service didn’t stop there. Retail Design Lab made themselves available during the fitout and were on the spot to assist with quick decisions.
We get comments everyday from customers, suppliers and the trade on how amazing our store is.
When it came to designing for our second location, we didn’t even consider another company. For value, efficiency and plain old great service, Retail Design Lab met our needs.
As a new client to Retail Design Lab, it only took a few quick meetings for David to grab hold of the look and feel that we were after. The attention to detail and ability to think outside of the space we all live is refreshing and I look forward to working on our next project.
Retail Operations Manager
Thank you so much for the wonderful design you came up with for our new store and for the professional yet very personal service you provided to us throughout the design and fit-out. Your design was elegant and unique and nailed the image we were wanting to portray. It was pleasant to have someone who made themselves available to answer the many questions we had and to assist us to negotiate our way around the many unforseen build issues which often arise in retail arena. We appreciated your expert advice and professional liaison with the Lessor to ensure a smooth transition through to completion. We truly hope the opportunity arises again soon whereby we can use your services again and would have no hesitation in recommending you to any prospective client who would hope to achieve the same results we have.
Many thanks again,
Megan and Sam J
Owners of Pure Envi Kawana
Retail Design Lab was recommended to me as they are known to be very creative with the latest cutting edge designs. My personal experience when dealing with Retail Design Lab lived up to my expectations, they had amazing ideas and understood the concept that I was trying to create.
David was always available to talk to and ensured everything ran smoothly to plan. It was always reassuring to me that David had the confidence, talent and knowledge, but also the calmness to design store and I look forward to working with David again.
We first purchased an existing Kitchen/Homewares store and when presented with the opportunity to open a 2nd outlet in a large expansion of a local shopping centre (Stocklands – North Rockhampton) – were a bit lost with the huge task of planning/designing. Browsing through Retail Design Lab’s website decided that was the look we wanted for a wow effect instead of blending in with all the other shops and this was been achieved. From the day we opened we have received nothing but compliments on how fabulous the shop looks and tourists and visitors to our region all ask where they can find one of our outlets in other suburbs – and are amazed that we are not a major franchise.
This Wow factor is due to David’s attention to detail and treating each project as individual. Meeting David for the first time and the rapport we developed while discussing the project brought the daunting task back to a simple one. The communication line either phone or email between ourselves, the Shopfitters and Retail Design Lab was always prompt and any problem small or large was always handled by David.
I thank David for his innovative design which my customers love and enjoy shopping in.
Ice Ageº first used Retail Design Lab nearly three years ago. The design provided satisfied entirely the constraints within which we had to operate. It was funky yet functional and complemented our brand well.
I’ve subsequently used RDL for a further five projects, and my expectations have been met every time. I will continue to use RDL as and when new projects eventuate.
We have been extremely happy with the services and dedication that Retail Design Lab has provided to us. In terms of Time Line, RDL has always kept it within the time line demanded and went above board when “last minute changes” (and there are always plenty) were required. Last minute variations and requests on plans and consultancy were very efficient and prompt.
In terms of Design Innovation, Practicality and Functionality, RDL had to worked within the strict confinements of what was required in our Franchise/License agreement (Jewellery Industry). At every point, not only were these strict requirements adhered to, but innovation and practical aspects were improved on. (Note: RDL has performed with magnificent results in 3 projects for our business in Melbourne)
Should you require verbal/written confirmation please contact the undersigned.
K H Wee-Oon and Susan Drever
Secrets Shhh GPO Melbourne
Secrets Shhh Bayside Shopping Centre Frankston
Secrets Shhh Highpoint Shopping Centre
I have had the pleasure of using the services of Retail Design Lab for our last two shop fitouts. David understands our design concept and can liase with our prospective landlords design team to ensure a speedy transition into the next phase of the project.
Each design catered for both the landlords and our requirements whilst maintaining an innovative and fresh approach in order to keep that edge needed when competing in the retail market. His service didn’t end with the completed and approved drawings. Our shopfitter was able to clarify, work through and overcome any unforseen obstacles throughout the entire fitout. This part of RDL’s service is essential when time is limited and costly.
I have no hesitation in recommending David to any prospective client as each of our shop fitouts were handled professionally and were delivered on time.
I have dealt with Retail Design Lab on several occasions and can highly recommend their professional and efficient service. Time is of the essence when negotiating a new store opening and Retail Design Lab have always been available to meet and quote very promptly.
When using their services we were looking for innovative ideas and not simply a company who will draw up our concept. After all, when you seek out a professional team in this design business, you need to convey your concept, but you want the great ideas to come from them.
Retail Design Lab have always produced the drawings and colour boards within the required time and their ideas have been admired by shopping centre managers and customers alike. Contact details (for RDL) have been sought from me for future work.
Truly, finding this company for our shopfitting designs, has been our gain.
Retail Design Lab designed the kiosk for our Westfield Helensvale retail outlet. The kiosk concept was a first for Cartridge World, so we had to successfully transfer our brand into the heart of retail. This was achieved through very effective and professional design.
At all stages we found the designers to be absolutely world class. Deadlines were met and the drawings and design ideas were sensational…nothing was a problem. Both Cartridge World and Westfield are very happy with the finished product.
I would happily recommend these designers to anyone looking for a professional experience and outcome.
Cartridge World Gold Coast
The directors of JOLO International Pty Ltd, trading as “CARGO” wish to take this opportunity to thank Retail Design Lab for their professionalism, attitude and co-operation in designing our CARGO store at Stockland Benowa Gardens Shopping Centre, Queensland.
There promptness in responding to our requests and their availability to discuss matters at any level before and during our fitout for our store made the whole venture a pleasant experience.
Our company has a number of stores on its agenda and we are pleased to say that we will happily work with the above design consultants in the near future.
We highly recommend Retail Design Lab to any organisation that wishes to seek talent, innovation and a team who are exceptionally easy to work with in all aspects of design and fit out.
David is a very kind & helpful designer who has a professional manner and always attends to our queries promptly! We have always been satisfied with his designs and will look forward to work with him again on our next projects.
Yum Cha Group Management