Retail design firms i2C Architects and TRG Queensland merge

i2C Architects is set to expand up the country’s east coast, after announcing its amalgamation with Brisbane-based TRG Queensland. Currently located in Melbourne, Sydney and Perth, the architecture and design firm’s merger with TRG Queensland will see it offer a robust skill set and expanded client database, with full coverage across Australia. It is expected that […]

Dowel Jones teams with Boom Gallery to open retail store

Playing ahead of the trend, Melbourne design practice Dowel Jones has partnered with Boom Gallery to open a retail store in Geelong. Dale Hardiman and Adam Lynch, the duo behind Dowel Jones, now have the opportunity to showcase to the public their limited edition pieces alongside their best-selling products. The flagship store presents furniture, lighting and objects […]

Sub-tropical design key to Brisbane transport, retail and residential hub

A new transit oriented development (TOD) is set to transform Ferny Grove—the site of an existing end-of-route train station. Upon completion, the development will comprise a major retail centre spanning more than 6000-square metres, 64 residential apartments, and more than 2200 car parks. The project—an initiative of the Queensland Government Department of Transport and Main […]

X+O fitout Kate Spade’s Chadstone store

A brand that inspires customers to ‘Live Colourfully’, the Kate Spade store in Chadstone, Melbourne, brings colour and sparkle from the façade all the way in. Designed by X+O, the store design is inspired by brand elements, and the New York ‘girl’ that personifies the brand. The ‘bow’ (commonly integrated into product) is featured on […]

A playful retail design with interactive spaces

A new beauty retail chain has opened in the US, with a unique ‘zoning strategy’ design concept that allows customers to explore products through play. Named Riley Rose and launched by clothing retailer Forever 21, the boutique’s various zones transform the vast spaces into digestible areas for browsing, relaxing and trailling. The stores are designed […]

Anti-retail: Acne Studios Sydney CBD

Cult Scandinavian brand Acne Studios has worked with local practice H&E Architects to execute its latest retail offering in Sydney. Building on an existing partnership, H&E was the executive architect on the project, working with Acne Studios’ in-house design team to bring the brand’s minimalist aesthetic to life. Designed as a site-specific response, the L-shaped […]

Atrium sheds light on contemporary retail experience in Brisbane

A major $50 million refurbishment of the existing Toowong Village Shopping Centre has reimagined the retail experience in Brisbane, including an expansive shopping space bathed in natural light, and a new Sherwood Road restaurant precinct.

Australian footwear steps into New York retail design scene

The airily deconstructed feel of FEIT’s New York store is simplistic and openly developmental in its impression, fitting for a company dedicated to the same principles in their design of quality footwear.

F2 Architecture awarded for design of exclusive Marais Melbourne retail project

F2 Architecture’s work resulted in a masterfully resolved project, with mirrored surfaces articulating the opulent glamour of the interior space.