Kian Yam plays with concrete and basalt for Aesop store redesign

Long-time Aesop collaborator Kian Yam has redesigned the skincare brand’s Chadstone store with a design tethered to natural forms and geology. Occupying a corner site in the shopping centre, the store’s entrance is flanked by monolithic discarded fragments of Basalt recovered from a quarry in Castlemaine, a few hours from Melbourne. Inside, the space is […]

Sydney’s The Collectionist hotel lets guests choose their room based on style

An eclectically designed hotel has opened in Sydney’s inner-city Camperdown precinct, which allows guests to peruse available rooms on check-in and choose their room based on the style, colour, texture and design. Opting away from standardised décor in rooms, The Collectionist commissioned seven designers from four leading design studios, and 13 artists, to create 39 […]

Immersive design key to award-winning hospitality projects

“Guests need to be engaged and transported if they are to maintain long-term engagement with a brand. It’s simply no longer enough to create beautiful spaces.” Ronnen Goren, Co-Founder and Strategy Director of Fabio Ongarato Design. A slew of awards this year for Jackalope, a 46-room hotel designed around the theme of alchemy, has brought the […]