An interior transformation for a double storey stately home in a prestigious East Hawthorn Street. The client is an Art collector with an established business for fine art rental. The home originally built in the 30s retained many of its features but was blurred in the 80’s during a modest renovation. With strong Deco bones and a graphic Art collection we set out to create an elegant yet […]
Meme have designed Amaru in Armadale, Melbourne. The philosophy behind this venture is to bring a unique, sensory and high culinary dining experience to Melbourne. The resultant design presents an intimate, artisanal interior, with crafted and natural materials, lending a comfortable, pared-back and zen-like quality to the space. Inspired by the austerity of […]
An extensive residential modification & refurbishment for a small footprint Edwardian house that has prolonged the use for a growing family. The principles of the design follow light and shade, shrinking and stretching space with the use of a monochromatic pallet.
AERIAL is a destination hospitality events venue, designed for Food and Desire, one of Melbourne’s leading event specialists. Situated at South Wharf, it is a large-capacity offer overlooking the Yarra with panoramic city views.
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This distinctive house was purchased for its Spanish mission qualities, heavy masonry arches, and timber and wrought iron detailing. The new owner, a passionate builder and craftsman, with an established relationship with Meme, engaged us to re-plan and update the interior for a more relaxed family lifestyle. The insertion of new steel-framed windows and doors help […]
Working within an existing grand space with Victorian arched windows and original moulded ceilings, our approach was to source original pieces, not recognisable as iconic, but unexpected with strength of character. This journey involved working closely with local furniture enthusiasts and artisans. A pair of 70’s blue Italian Murano glass chandeliers became a launching point […]
The Circa Courtyard has been updated with new furniture for the atrium bar. TIO chairs & high bar stools from Luke Furniture by Massproductions with a light-weight design chosen to heighten the outdoor appeal of the space. High bar tables custom designed by Meme.
Charcoal Lane is designed with dual function as a restaurant and a training facility for aboriginal and disadvantaged young people. Charcoal Lane is a not for profit social enterprise run by Mission Australia and one of the first of its kind in Australia.
This interior refurbishment involved a close working relationship with the client. The priceless collection of art, objects and classic furniture became the design focus of the brief. Our approach was to survey and curate the art, customise each room with finely crafted joinery to house and exhibit carefully positioned pieces.
Circa Restaurant and Bar at The Prince of Wales Hotel continues to evolve and follow iconic pursuit. Working closely with new operator, Melbourne Pub Group, we strived to reinstate/restore the original dining room and redeem qualities of the hotel’s courtyard charm with a new destination central bar.
The NGVI Bookshop within the foyer space of the National Gallery of Victoria. Blurring the line of commerce and art, shop and foyer throughout the store the customer interacts with varied products and experiences ranging from the bookshop, library, kids’ products, homewares, adornment and paper.
Albert Park College is a new government school that opened Feb 2011. It is situated on blue-chip real-estate, 2 streets back from the esplanade of Albert Park Beach, Melbourne.
Meme was invited to design the very first popup hospitality venture in the great hall for the 2011 Wintermasters ‘Vienna Art and Design’ There are strong design cues to artists and designers of the Secessionist period with particular focus on the theatrical interior of Cabaret Fledermaus. Meme drew on the synergy between the signature crafted […]
Urban Attitude Highpoint Melbourne. Meme has interpreted the Fabio Ongarato award winning branding concept for the giftware retailer into the first concept store at the Grimshaw designed Highpoint shopping centre. Stores to follow include Acland St, St Kilda & Chapel St, South Yarra.