Monday 03 Jun 2013


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Peter Bouchier - Butcher shop in Hawksburn, Melbourne - has undertaken a complete renovation under the direction of interior design firm Doherty Lynch and Fabio Ongarto.

Peter and Sue Bouchier asked Doherty Lynch to create a store experience that would give back to their loyal customers. The new-look shop channels the nostalgia of the traditional butcher's shop with a grand oval window that frames fine meats inside and a contemporary art-deco feel through the exterior and interior finishes.

Doherty Lynch designed a sophisticated frontage of black and terracotta to reference the heritage and quality of the butcher. Inside, a patterned terracotta floor is mixed with copper mesh wall detail and a green mirror splash back that runs the length of the shop. Marble bench tops and serving counters have been used to reflect the quality of the produce.

Meat fridges feature art deco detailing with copper and black edging, while shelving for dry goods is a mix of copper and 2-pac finishes in a bold pattern. Seating has been provided for customers to rest their bags while purchasing their meats. Suspended over the counter is a large round decorative mirror with tubular railing where daily specials and recipes will be displayed.

Doherty Lynch designed bespoke lighting internally and externally, detailed with copper and white glass, referencing the art deco period, but with a contemporary edge.

Locally sourced materials were used as much as possible in this project, including the solid timber, marble and copper cladding. The high quality of all materials will ensure the longevity of the retail store, while the associated ageing of the materials will only enhance the store over time. All lighting was LED, and uses a combination of spotlights and concealed lights to create a warm, bright interior.

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