SECRET KITCHEN, A POP-UP VERSION

SECRET KITCHEN, A POP-UP VERSION

China Bar Group, Secret Kitchen POP-UP with Mid-Mall full commercial Kitchen. The concept of the pop-up store has well and truly entered the mainstream in Australia. The formula typically involves a vacant shop, an opportunistic brand or retailer, and a light-touch fit-out that maximises visual appeal and minimises cost.

RESTAURANT DESIGN, IZAKAYA-STYLE

RESTAURANT DESIGN, IZAKAYA-STYLE

The new Gyoza Gyoza fit-out is dark, moody and textured, but “The real strategy here is to provide a unique experience that creates intrigue and allows local customers to see Japanese cuisine from an unfamiliar perspective.”  as a result, the sense of place here is strong, the feeling authentic.

Endota Spa's New Retail Concept

Endota Spa's New Retail Concept

On a purely retail level, the designers’ response has been transformative. The new stores, five of which have already been rolled out in both strip shop and shopping centre contexts around the country, are designed to draw people in from a distance: the shop frontage is completely glazed, providing an enticing window to the carefully choreographed retail theatre within.

Glue Store Opens in Doncaster

Glue Store Opens in Doncaster

Glue, a brand synonymous with youth culture receives a shopfront makeover. We worked with Glue to refine an existing store concept, providing sophisticated detailing, midfloor shoe display systems, improved internal flow, and transparency with the shopfront.

JD Sports arrives in Aust

JD Sports arrives in Aust

JD Sports hits the ground running with first Australian store. Studio Ginger are currently assisting JD Sports to translate their retail concept in the Australian market with their first store opening at the end of April at GPTs Melbourne Central, VIC. 

Swimwear Galore Opens in Mentone

Swimwear Galore Opens in Mentone

Swimwear Galore's Mentone store is both functional and beautiful. The main design focus for these stores is always to make the daunting experience of shopping for swimwear enjoyable.

Ra-men Bankara Tokyo to Melbourne

Ra-men Bankara Tokyo to Melbourne

Ra-men bars and restaurants have been popping up across Melbourne at a rapid pace for the last few years. Tokyo Tonkotsu commissioned Studio Ginger to assist with positioning their food brand in Australia's sophisticated food marketplace.

Jay Jays: The Just Group

Jay Jays: The Just Group

We were thrilled to be involved with re-positioning the Jay Jays brand, synonymous for fast fashion at easy on the pocket prices. This new store concept was launched in the brand's heartland, Fountaingate shopping centre...

Solid Gold Showroom Adelaide

Solid Gold Showroom Adelaide

Fantastic to see the Solid Gold Diamonds Showroom open in Adelaide last week! Stunning store design by the Studio Ginger team... Stunning Diamonds!! #bling #samaraweaving #storedesign #adelaide

The Coffee Co. Balaclava

The Coffee Co. Balaclava

We had a lot of fun working with Proprietors, Head Roasters, Connoisseurs, and Brothers Joel and Marlon. As you can well imagine these boys are passionate about coffee and are extremely proud of the store’s 40 year heritage on Carlisle Street, Balaclava.

Solid Gold Showroom Perth

Solid Gold Showroom Perth

WA's Premiere Diamond Retailer Solid Gold Diamonds is one of the most recognised jewellers in Western Australia, with 2013 marking it's 30th year in business, and a move to a new location. 

SAKS opens in Malvern Central

SAKS opens in Malvern Central

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Studio Ginger loved working with SAKS, an established women’s fashion brand in Melbourne to evolve their store concept and provide the brand with a new look and feel. It was important for the store to let the colourful fashion collection, sourced from Europe, ‘pop’ and tell its own stories.  The interior exudes a beautiful boutique feel, refined lines, classic product displays, stylish finishes, and a unique cascading glass pendant light fitting above a large feature bench in the centre of the store.

Regina has done a wonderful job sourcing the stunning range, and we highly recommend a visit to pick up something special for your Spring/Summer wardrobe! 
www.saks.net.au

Photography: Lynton Crabb 

Zaatar opens in Coburg

Zaatar opens in Coburg

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Working with the Choueiri brothers to open this fantastic Middle Eastern food concept in Coburg was an absolute pleasure.
This is a classic tale of "migrant arrives in Australia to make a better life for his famiy." True to the usual tale of a migrants business, the children were involved and their love for the food, traditions and people is evident in this big bright space full of life and culture!  

Delicious food... Great coffee.... Lovely people!

Photography: Lynton Crabb

Interior Design Awards

Interior Design Awards

Volume shortlisted in the Australian Interior design awards. We are honoured to be among the high caliber of retail designers who are listed. Congratulations to our talented team and thanks to our client who let us explore an exciting solution for their brand.

Topshop Topman - Gowings Building Sydney

Topshop Topman - Gowings Building Sydney

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Built in 1912, this iconic twelve storey sandstone clad building stands proud on the intersection of George and Market Streets in Sydney’s central business district. It is a stark reminder of days gone by and a fine example of Inter-War Commercial Palazzo style.

It was purpose built for the Gowings company, and the signage remains a prominant fixture to both sides of the building, marking the entry points, to what used to be the Gowings Department Store. In it’s glory days, it was one of the most prominent and famous department stores in Sydney, specialising in men’s casual clothing, camping gear and novelty items.

This last remaining Gowings store only closed it’s doors 6 years ago in January 2006. The building was then taken over by the clothing brand Supre, which ended it’s lease in 2011. 

But that’s enough of the history lesson.... What’s in store for the Gowings Building?

The future of the Gowings Building is very rosie indeed, with the UK retailing giant Topshop, Topman set to make it’s home here in 2012. Following the huge success of the 1st Topshop opening it’s doors on Chapel Street, Melbourne late last year, it’s 2nd store in Sydney is sure to be huge.

The Topshop brand residing in Gowings, will breathe a new life into this iconic building and inject an immense amount of traffic, attention and energy into and around the city! Topshop Chapel Street turned over $1.2 million on it’s first day of trade, and it’s neighbouring stores have all reported sales growth of 10% since Topshop opened. And it’s no surprise given how this brand dominates the retail industry, and the incredible buzz they generate with their fantastic product, marketing and PR efforts!

The Studio Ginger team have a nice connection with the Topshop brand, spanning back a fair few years, when our now Creative DIrector in Sydney, Tim Bradbury, was an integral design lead for the store concept working with Zebra in the UK. When the brand was set to land on Australian shores we were delighted to deliver it’s Melbourne store, and we are thoroughly enjoying working on the Sydney store, due to open later this year. 

Topshop Topman opens their first Australian store!

Topshop Topman opens their first Australian store!

The British fashion retailer made their Australian debut, opening their first store at Jam Factory on Chapel Street, South Yarra in Melbourne last week on Thursday 8th December. The brand has stores in over 20 countries and is part of the Arcadia Group. 

Over $1.2 million worth of stock was turned over on its first day trading, and with shoppers camping out to get in the doors, the Australian market is obviously excited to have Topshop on our shores! We were thrilled to be involved with translating their existing concept into our retail market, and we have loved every minute working on this project and especially in collaboration with some fantastic people!

Below are some photos of the store and the launch party!

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Adolfo Dominguez opens their first Australian store

Adolfo Dominguez opens their first Australian store

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The luxury fashion label from Spain made their Australian debut, opening their first store at Chadstone Shopping Centre in Melbourne this month. The brand has around 600 stores in over 37 countries and was founded by Adolfo himself in 1976. We were thrilled to be involved with translating their existing concept into our retail market, and we look forward to watching the brand expand on our shores.

Photography: Lynton Crabb

Swimwear Galore opens their store in Malvern

Swimwear Galore opens their store in Malvern

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Just in time for summer and hopefully some hot sunny weather, the Swimwear Galore Brand have opened up another store. At 600sqm it’s the largest swimwear store in the southern hemisphere, stocking a huge range of swimmers and accessories!
With Megan Gale instore launching her range and a fashion parade of beauties modeling the cossies, it was a great way to celebrate the opening! So get along to 825 Dandenong Road, Malvern and get ready for the beach!

Photography: Lynton Crabb