The Workshopped Store
Emerging Australian design gets shopping with the latest addition to Sydney’s Hill Street Design Precinct
How many times have you seen a concept design, something you loved the look of and just wished someone would make it?
Well, one of Australia’s most respected design competitions, Workshopped, has just opened a store featuring the designs of young Australians that you would likely have seen recently in concept stage.
Finding a home in the buzzing new Hill Street Precinct in Sydney’s Surry Hills, the Workshopped retail outlet is a logical next step for the program which aims to help young and emerging designers take their products to market.
The Workshopped program has been supporting new Australian design since 2001 with their competition and manufacturing assistance. More recently they launched their online store – a precursor to the new Hill Street store.
"There is nothing quite like it in Sydney,” explains Raymond Scott of Workshopped. “We knew that if we were to display and sell works by Australian designers of international renown […] and other award winning designers, then our physical retail presence had to be just as cutting edge and sustaining."
The store has been designed by Smart Design Studio and built by Inde Studio, using a minimal colour and materials palette.
We always love to see Australian design represented and love even more that the new Workshopped retail store is supported our young, up-and-coming designers.
Word is that there’s also a café in the works for the store, which sounds like the perfect accompaniment.
If you’re in Sydney why not swing by the Hill Street Precinct and while you’re there check out Euroluce lighting and Arthur G furniture.