Light Years - EST Lighting Showroom

Richmond / Australia / 2019

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EST Lighting was founded by a trio with a passion for lighting, sharing 15+ years experience. Three years on, they are fast becoming a dominant player in the lighting market, offering a curated mix of both; architectural and decorative lighting products. We had previously collaborated with them on several of our residential projects, so it felt natural to be given the task of designing their Melbourne showroom.


It took some time to find the right site, that would warrant being a destination trade showroom. However, the final location was serendipitously perfect; conveniently situated in Richmond, next door to one of their represented brands, Articolo. The site presented many design challenges, given it was an almost vacant saw-tooth roof warehouse. Though this afforded us more freedom to push our creative thinking.


A major source of inspiration came from witnessing the way light interacted with curved surfaces. This became the foundation for the design with the formation of curved walls and partitioning. Then everything else flowed from there. We wanted to use materials that would have an interplay with light, such as the slattered timber of the island bench and s-fold curtain that flanks the entrance. These elements highlight the way light and shadows react beautifully with uneven surfaces. The warm colour palette was conceived to offset the austerity of the building and juxtapose nicely with the industrial elements. We wanted the colour story to be tonal, and although we chose bold colours, overall they would act like neutrals.


The success of any interior design lies in your experience of it, and this space showcases that beautifully. It’s more than a showroom and office. It’s like walking into a surprise wonderland filled with delights.

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    EST Lighting was founded by a trio with a passion for lighting, sharing 15+ years experience. Three years on, they are fast becoming a dominant player in the lighting market, offering a curated mix of both; architectural and decorative lighting products. We had previously collaborated with them on several of our residential projects, so it felt natural to be given the task of designing their Melbourne showroom. It took some time to find the right site, that would warrant being a destination...

    Project details
    • Year 2019
    • Work finished in 2019
    • Status Completed works
    • Type Showrooms/Shops
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