Richards & Spence-Adrian Spence
Since its completion last year, the Brickworks design studio has provided a much needed event space for the city, hosting private dinners, public lectures, parties and book launches.
At first sight, the showroom presents as a reception space. Resisting the pressure to display all of the available products at once, the showroom limits the products employed in the interior to a single colour. The remaining products are available for viewing in a discrete library adjacent to the main showroom.
A dedicated shop window, separated from the main showroom, allows seasonal product display without competing visually with the permanent product installation.
Externally, the new brick façade references the larger context using the same brick as the neighbouring retail development at 19 James Street.
The main showroom benefits from an adjacent external private courtyard.