FITZROY HOUSE

The Lara Boot Factory in Hargreaves Street, Fitzroy, was converted into a living space by Ivan Rijavec in the 1980s. We were approached by the new owner to create a private and relaxing retreat, one that offered space and storage for his extensive collection of books and art, in the midst of a bustling neighbourhood. Blending old and new, the house embraces a refined interior, with bold use of materials and bespoke joinery, while respectfully preserving the original architectural elements.

 

Film by Paris Thompson of Sirap

Photography by Sharyn Cairns

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BALWYN HOUSE

A new residence situated in a beautiful oak tree lined street. This home was built by a builder for his young family.  A minimal approach to materials has created an interior which is reflective and relaxing in feel. Concrete, timber and stone are the main materials in this project. Aged brass and grey stained oak cabinetry compliments the minimal approach to materials. Adding another layer to our approach. Furniture and lighting selection from various suppliers completes the interior creating a sophisticated and understated interior.

 

Photography by Sharyn Cairns

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MIDDLE PARK HOUSE

In this residential renovation, we’ve designed the kitchen as a series of loose joinery objects that can be moved for flexibility. A rich mix of materials french green mirror, stone, brass and painted oak surfaces have been assembled in a formal but relaxed way.

Photography by Sean Fennessey 

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SURREY HILLS HOUSE

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SMALLS

Smalls like its name is an intimate wine bar.  Exclusive in its laneway location our brief was to create a space that was intimate and reflected on the boutique nature of the small producers wine served.  We have collaborated with local Melbourne makers to create a bespoke ceramic bar and leather makers to create the leather panelling.  The material palette of Smalls is a mix of white and black stone to the perimeter banquets with a rich bar of custom ceramic tiles, stone and oak strappings.

 

Yarra Place, South Melbourne

 

Photography by Dan Hocking

Styling by Marsha Golemac

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KATE AND KATE

Our design approach for the new Kate and Kate headquarters was to explore the graphic quality of their product in our design.  The space has several functions of being a workspace, showroom, warehouse and photographic studio for their product.  We have created elevated boxes in ply with a graphic framework to seperate the spaces.  Soft grey curtains are another flexible element.

 

28 Rogers Street, Port Melbourne

 

Photography by Dan Hocking

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WILLIAMSTOWN HOUSE

Overlooking Melbourne’s shipping ports this elegant home of strong simple materials has been built for longevity. Concrete, solid oak and stone were the primary materials. The linear graphic lines of the detailed joinery complement the concrete, stone and oak materials. Unexpected colour in some areas contrasts to the sober use of materials. To complete this project, furniture and art have been curated and chosen for their iconic form, texture or colour to complement this highly sophisticated interior.

 

Photography by Dan Hocking

Styling by Marsha Golemac

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CAROLINE STREET HOUSE

We were approached by the owners of this elegant Victorian terrace, tasked with redefining a narrow space defined by a column which sits adjacent to the kitchen. Its narrow proportions meant the space often went unused, however after consultation we proposed a tranquil retreat removed from the bustle of the family home. Sheer curtains define zones and create a sense of privacy. Custom joinery adds structure and maximises the limited space. Our furniture selection completed the project, with textured linens in soft greys and pastel pinks the final touch for a calm and peaceful escape.

Photography by Brooke Holm

Styling by Marsha Golemac

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PARK STREET

A Scandinavian inspired renovation has transformed this traditional Victorian terrace in South Yarra. Black joinery adds a knowing touch of graphic punctuation among a neutral base of white stone, black butt timber and beautiful textured tiles. Polished brass adds a reflective warmth amongst the restrained, masculine palette. Unique lighting fixtures feature throughout, each working in harmony with the ornate Victorian features and finishing what is a truly distinctive contemporary residence.

Photography by Brooke Holm

Styling by Marsha Golemac

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HAWTHORN EAST HOUSE

An extensive renovation and extension transformed this 1980's property into a thoughtful, enjoyable and highly personalised family home. Retaining unique architectural elements such as its curved brick walls, the new design creates both open plan shared spaces and entertaining areas along with subtle additions such as recessed private study zones and storage spaces.

A refreshed, updated aesthetic is created through contrasting paint finishes and a gentle layering of stone, copper, perforated metal and timber veneer. Playful pops of colour add a touch of the unexpected, bringing this 80’s house back to life with individuality and flair.

Photography by Brooke Holm. Styling by Marsha Golmec.

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HABBOT

Our latest fashion retail project located in

The Strand Arcade, Melbourne.

 

Creating an authentic design approach which reflects the craftsmanship of the Habbot handmade product. Along with embracing the detail and eclectic use of perforated and metallic leathers. Terracotta tiles, pale pink objects, Wedgewood blue walls and a sweeping velvet curtain create a playful elegant store which reflects the ethos of Habbot.

Photography by Brooke Holm

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PRIX FIXE

A first time collaboration between two smart and seasoned operators in the Melbourne hospitality scene, chef Philippa Sibley and restaurateur Jason Jones commissioned Fiona Lynch to create their latest dining room, Prix Fixe. Australia’s first ticketed restaurant, Prix Fixe embraces the inherent sense of theatre present in busy, dynamic restaurants. A physical expression of what is a bold, confident and directional move, the Prix Fixe dining room is formed from a material palette of mirror and marble, brass and metallic glazed linen, exposed ceiling fixtures and concrete. It’s moody yet inviting, luxe yet raw, and undoubtedly dramatic.

PHOTOGRAPHY by SHARYN CAIRNS

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CANNINGS BUTCHERS

A purveyor of the finest ethically farmed meat and seafood, Cannings Free Range Butchers engaged Fiona Lynch to design their flagship retail space in Kew. Referencing the building’s 1960s heritage, a modernist approach was taken, resulting in strong clean lines and a minimalist feel where texture and material create visual interest. Made from stone, timber and polished chrome, an 11 metre central island fridge is a focal point of the store, flanked by immaculately detailed pine wood gridded walls with black steel junctions. The fresh pine battens and hand-made green tiles add warmth to the light-filled space.

PHOTOGRAPHY by SHARYN CAIRNS

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PETER BOUCHIER

A tiled façade of black and terracotta sets the tone for the new-look retail space of premium Hawksburn butcher Peter Bouchier. Inside, finishes of copper, green mirror and marble bench tops reflect heritage and dedication to quality – characteristics that have seen Bouchier become a valued fabric of its neighbourhood.

PHOTOGRAPHY by DEREK SWALWELL

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SHARD

Shard is the second collection of rugs for Fiona Lynch following the successful launch of Fields in 2014.

Designed and made in Australia from Irish goat hair, as the name suggests, Shard is about fractured forms, jagged and abstract, and heavily influenced by Fiona’s fine art background. The collection features elemental colour palettes of reds, earthy indigos, browns and brilliant cobalt blues, designed for both residential and commercial spaces. The accompanying campaign was shot in a Melbourne glass factory, a nod to range name.

Photography by Brooke Holm

Styling by Marsha Golemac

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FIELDS

Fields is a collection of Fiona Lynch designed goat-hair rugs with geometric forms and dynamic colour palettes chosen from Tretford’s range. The patterns, dynamic compositions and colours remind Fiona of 1960’s New York Colour Field painters such as Barnett Newman. The Fields collection continues a modernist approach with its strong forms and bold use of colour.

PHOTOGRAPHY by DEREK SWALWELL

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VIKTORIA + WOODS

The Viktoria + Woods store Interior details are accentuated by a material palette that is minimal and light, balancing natural textures of terrazzo, limed oak, raw linen against more explorative materials such as perspex, large expanses of mirror and brushed metal finishes. 

 

30 Glenmore Road, Paddington

 

Photography by Tom Evangelidis

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