Workshopped is a retail space specializing in Australian craft and design. Incarnating the innovative edge of its curatorial agenda, a continuous piece of joinery laps the corners of the space, like a box unfolded to reveal the objects encompassed within. Angled shelves and creased drawers are painted white as a backdrop to the varied, colourful forms of the products, lending these products an artistic quality and unifying the fitout amongst the disparate finishes and forms of the building’s existing walls. A flexing counter sculpted from white Corian balances near the entrance, beneath a simple sign with the store name, anchoring the diversity of the goods available for sale with a direct, clear and strong image. By amalgamating materials and finishes taken from the palette of a workshop with inspiration drawn from creative art the project embodies the ethos of Workshopped and its designer partners to promote and celebrate design, craftsmanship and fabrication. Completed 2010.
SMART DESIGN STUDIO ARCHITECTURE FROM THE INSIDE OUT