This shopping village market room demanded a polished and functional design to meet the expectations of its clientele. baxter + thrum contracted to DURIE DESIGN on this project and together we undertook a complete refurbishment of the space, designing the layout and how users move through the space.
The human-centred design caters for different dining experiences, including bench and group dining, individual tables and banquette-style seating. Pops of colour on seat piping, stitch detailing and pendant lighting gives the space personality. New flooring was installed throughout, combining an oversized perimeter tile with a feature herringbone-pattern tile to encourage traffic flow through the space. The direction of the tiles leads shoppers to the heart of the food court.
The result is a successful, bold and ambient shopping experience.
‘The final product is outstanding. From opening day the new-look Market Room was packed with people having a look and taste of the new offers available. It has been a huge success and has had the shoppers talking. Turnover has risen more than envisaged and to our surprise happened from the first days of trade, which really validates what we have achieved with the refurbishment.’ — Stewart Walker