Our work for the St Collins Lane Food Hall was something of a departure from our usual commercial work, in that we were partners with our builder and architect in creating a luxe, high-end retail environment.

Walking into the St Collins Lane Food Hall, you immediately notice the curves and clean, minimalist lines throughout. Our brief was to create a feeling of effortless, floating structures that invited ease and comfort. Practically, that meant designing everything in a way that hid supporting structures and concealed fixings in an artful way.

The designs also specified usage of materials like steel, aluminium and stone, which called for our expertise in collaborating and coordinating multiple specialist trades effectively. From the curved aluminium framed bench seating, to mirror-finish Rimex rolled fabricated steel columns, curved stone bench tops and sealed waterproof planter boxes – this was a project that demanded close attention to every finished detail.

The striking concierge counter doubles as a display for various magazines and centre guides. Built in collaboration with a steel fabricator, the desk and privacy screen were constructed using a combination of laminate cabinetry and timber structure clad with blackened raw steel.

Another standout feature is the solid timber circular clad wall. In line with the overall aesthetic, it seems to ‘float’ above the ground courtesy of its hidden steel structure and recessed lighting crown.

The St Collins Lane Food Hall is a testament to true collaboration, dedicated craftsmanship and commitment to quality in every last detail.

  • architect: Futurespace/Barrisol Ryan
  • builder: Plan Group