Our brief was to create an iconic short term pop-up store for the fashion designer roger tait on a shoestring budget. the 120sqm store included a design studio, production floor and retail component all within the same space. We set out to create a store that embodied the design principles that is the urbane style of the fashion designer. the main feature of the site is the façade which is constructed from steel mesh reinforcing sheet (more commonly used in concrete slabs) and interwoven seat belt fabric into the steel mesh façade with laminated ply support framework and structure. the façade is open, so the space does not require its own heating and cooling, as it borrows from the main mall of the shopping centre. Internally within the space we constructed worktables using recycled shipping palettes, & the choice of materials : laminated ply timber structure (recycled) and all of the furniture and displays were constructed using recycled steel. the clothing displays were constructed from steel by the designer’s family furniture company. We collaborated with the fashion designer, the developer and the construction team in an open table platform allowing for conversion of ideas into reality within an incredibly small timeframe.
the project was shortlisted at the 2015 australian interior design awards : installation category