Brand extensions: designing retail spaces
Mezzanine explores the way local brands are engaging architects to create impactful in-store customer experiences to retain and gain market share amid an influx of international retail giants gradually making their way onto Australian shores.
Under the radar: Kerry Phelan Design Office
With the formation of her own practice with partner Stephen Javens, Kerry Phelan is producing work that pushes the boundaries and places Kerry Phelan Design Studio at the top of the design tree.
Modest intent: an interview with Simon Pendal
Perth-based architect Simon Pendal talks to Peter Salhani for Mezzanine about making architecture of atmospheric beauty that works with the harsh West Australian elements.
Gold Coast Airport redesign set for takeoff
The Gold Coast Airport (Coolangatta) is set for a $300 million redevelopment designed by Cox Architecture, following its approval by the Australian Federal Government last month.
Geyer appoints new Melbourne studio leader
Taylor brings 18 years of professional design experience to the Melbourne team, joining the specialised interiors firm at a time of growth in the Asia Pacific region.
Upending chairs: protecting intellectual property in Australia
The ‘replica’ furniture market has long been focused on European mid-century classics, however the concept is now expanding on Australian shores – leaving local designers searching for new ways to protect their intellectual property.
Nostalgia through design at Swanston Street’s 8bit
Filled with a bright, youthful palette, bold lighting, and hints of the iconic arcade game era, the Swanston Street store’s retro-pop fit-out exudes 8bit’s playful character, and makes for a joyful place to chow down on a burger and fries.
IDEA Object category split to award professional and rising designers
IDEA’s Object award has now been segmented into two categories – Professional and Rising.
Low-level laneway offices on the rise
Melbourne’s laneways have been a hotspot for the latest bars and restaurants for over a decade, but it’s the business community that is now discovering the benefits of becoming a part of this vibrant community.
The custom workplace: one size fits none
With teams across the globe collaborating in the virtual realm as much as in the flesh, the shared office has evolved to become slicker as it cements itself in mainstream consciousness.