In the process of re-branding, Queensland College of Arts (QCA) required a student administration building that reflected their creative, welcoming and multicultural attitude. I come up with a concept to produce a confident and unique solution that transforms the tiny office space into a real feature. I wanted to blend natural and modern styles to create a welcoming and comfortable space ,by creating nature space, using nature lighting.
For this retail project, I sat in the store for a day observing shoppers and staff. This coupled with my reflections on my travels in Japan, and my interaction with the natural elements present in its traditional architecture and sensitive Zen gardens, inspired my response to the brief. I did this by incorporating bamboo, natural colours, glass and an overall theme of simplicity.
Peter Mark is a world leading hair salon. They are currently developing a new store in Brisbane with a twist. The concept is not only a salon but also a bookstore. The challenge is to combine these two concepts into one in a rectangular space while still maintaining the Peter Mark branding. My concept for this salon is to create an entirely modern , fashionable, even science fiction inspired space. This will lead the customer to experience a new hair cut and salon experience. The key elements used in the design include the cat walk stage flooring , Hi-Technology furniture and unique book display system.
NO.19 is a men’s hair salon location in South Bank, Brisbane. This design is focused on refurbishing the front counter to match the salon’s soft yet masculine image.
When designing the “Green” counter I try to take sustainable design back to basics by using bamboo panels to produce the body of the desk in the shape of a leaf. This gives the design a natural shape whilst using sharp lines to match the masculine feeling desired.