With the warm tones used on the walls and ceilings, combining with rich timber elements, a cosy and inviting shop was brought to life.

With the warm tones used on the walls and ceilings, combining with rich timber elements, a cosy and inviting shop was brought to life.

category: retail

project name: Snow Yoghurt

location: Lake Street, Cairns

size: 50sqm

completed: August 2012

When the craze for frozen desserts arrived on Cairns’ shore, flavoured frozen yoghurts with an endless range of toppings became hugely popular. Our clients had a dream to deliver the snack sensation in the heart of Cairns CBD and teamed with Myriad to bring this fun idea to life.

Situated in the Bolands Centre, an iconic and historical building to the Cairns City, the tenancy retained the original elements of high ceilings and polished timber floor boards. We wanted to create a young and vibrant shop, in keeping with the corporate colours of cream and brown, whilst combining the whimsical element of snow.

Key features to the design were the walnut timber pods; the large arched wall seating pods and soft lighting provided a distinctive “comfortable” space as the customer enters. To replicate an element of snow, a custom-made suspended LED bud light fitting was fabricated, to hang above a solid timber free form communal table.

With the warm tones used on the walls and ceilings, combining with rich timber elements, a cosy and inviting shop was brought to life. Working closely with the Council Health Department and delivering the fitout with separate trades, the fitout costs were kept to a minimum.

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