PROJECT TYPE

CoLAB Design Studio is an interior design collaborative, driven by a love for detail and meaningful space-making.  Our interiors are a direct translation of our client's character, interpreted into a style that is uniquely their own.  We apply this design ethos across a full range of project types including: 
RETAIL
HOSPITALITY
COMMERCIAL
WORKPLACE
MUTI-RES. DEVELOPMENTS
SINGLE-DWELLING RESIDENTIAL


COMPLETE DESIGN & DOCUMENTATION SERVICE

Our clients value our ability to expertly guide them through the interior design process, from the aspirational brief to the completed construction.  CoLAB's design service encompasses each stage of the interior design process:
BRIEF ESTABLISHMENT
SCHEMATIC SPACE PLANNING
CONCEPT DESIGN
DESIGN DEVELOPMENT
PRICING / TENDER DOCUMENTATION
CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTATION
DESIGN ADMINISTRATION


FURNITURE, FITTING & EQUIPMENT SPECIFICATION (FFE)

CoLAB Design Studio offers a specification service for FFE packages where our clients can access trade pricing for their furniture, fittings and equipment purchases.  Our suppliers offer our clients discounts between 10% and 30% off the retail price*.  CoLAB's fees are fixed at 10% of the retail value, meaning our fees are typically a neutral cost to our clients.
*CoLAB Design Studio cannot guarantee supplier trade discounts on items purchased.


STYLING AND PERSONAL SHOPPING

"An Interior Design Vision should be consistent in the details, as well as the big gestures..."  CoLAB Design Studio offers a Personal Shopping and Styling service, ensuring the translation of our Concept carries through to the last detail; cutlery, crockery, tableware, glass wear, linens, soft furnishings and decorator items.  Our Styling and Personal Shopping is charged at hourly rates with 10% commission on the retail value of the purchased items*. In most instances we are able to offer access to trade pricing for our clients, effectively neutralising our fees.
*CoLAB Design Studio cannot guarantee supplier trade discounts on items purchased.


CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT FOR MULTI-RES. MARKETING

CoLAB Design Studio offers a Concept Development service for multi-residential developments in collaboration with the Developer's Architect and Branding Agency.  CoLAB works to establish a point of difference that aligns with aspirations of the client's target market demographic, unique to the development location.  Our Concept Development for Multi-res. Marketing may include the following:
APARTMENT INTERIOR SPACE PLANNING
CONCEPTUAL DESIGN
JOINERY DESIGN
WET AREA SETOUT
FITTING, FIXTURE & EQUIPMENT SELECTION
FINISHES SELECTION
FURNITURE & STYLING SELECTIONS FOR 3D RENDERINGS*.
*CoLAB Design Studio cannot guarantee the quality or outcome of the 3D artist's work, but will endeavour
to guide the artist for an optimal quality image outcome.


ARCHITECTURAL PARTNERSHIP

CoLAB offers a unique support service to our architectural partners, providing boutique design, documentation and presentation solutions that feed interiors-specific expertise into architectural projects.  We can provide you with support for your projects via a range of deliverables:
DETAILED RESIDENTIAL INTERIORS BRIEFING & DESIGN
INTERIORS CONCEPT DESIGN
INTERIOR SPACE PLANNING
F.F.E. SELECTION & DOCUMENTATION
JOINERY DESIGN AND DETAILS
WET AREA DOCUMENTATION
INTERIOR MATERIALS AND FINISHES SELECTION & SCHEDULING
'PLACE-MAKING' FOR RETAIL & HOSPITALITY DEVELOPMENTS


DESIGN GUIDELINE & STYLE-GUIDE CREATION

CoLAB is experienced in developing Design & Fit-out Guidelines for Shopping Centres, Commercial Lessors and Franchises. The content of these guidelines articulates the design parameters for tenants or franchisees, establishing the quality of a tenant's fit-out or brand consistency of a franchisee's outlet.

Whether it is capturing brand essence for retail, a 'fit-out flavour' for hospitality or the heart and soul of a family for their home; we craft each design solution individually.