The original art deco style of this beautiful Toorak residence in Melbourne was beautifully preserved by Hecker Guthrie, celebrating this beautiful movement with iconic geometric patterns and precise details.
If you’re looking for a wedding venue in Victoria that has it all (beautiful ceremony and reception spaces, mouthwatering food and wine, picturesque spots for photos, guest accommodation and only an hour’s drive from Melbourne), say hello to Lindenderry at Red Hill.
Reflective of a design philosophy intent on communicating more than just surface aesthetics, Melbourne-based architects Paul Hecker and Hamish Guthrie are well-known for creating dynamic contemporary spaces that sit comfortably with a building’s original qualities. Celebrating the Art Deco origins of this 1938 Toorak residence, originally designed by early Modernist architect Marcus Martin, the team has honored the home with a heritage renovation that focuses on exquisite natural materials, bespoke details, and light-filled transitions – effectively breathing new life into the old Australian home.
The clean lines of Piccolina Gelateria in Collingwood, Melbourne, designed by Hecker Guthrie, picked up the award for Best Retail Design. The ice-creamery has concrete walls and a green-tiled counter. “[It has a] beautifully restrained interior that nodded to the history of gelato,” says Hansen.
Australian design firm Hecker Guthrie is best known for its fresh, relaxed yet highly crafted aesthetic. We spoke to its co-director, Hamish Guthrie, about how these principles are used when designing kitchens and bathrooms.
Its new building was designed by The Buchan Group in association with Hecker Guthrie Walter Brooke, and built by Hansen Yuncken. The development will include what SkyCity promises will be "Adelaide's most luxurious hotel, a wellness centre including a day spa, pool and gym as well as additional signature restaurants and bars".
THE CLUE to the decorating approach at Many Little, a bar and bistro in the Polperro winery in Victoria’s Red Hill, lies in the name itself. Originating from the Cornish saying “Many a little makes a mickle”, it translates as “many small things make something great”. And a conversation with Hamish Guthrie, principal at Hecker Guthrie, the design practice responsible for the interior scheme, deconstructs the elements to illustrate just how it is done
A 1950's three-bedroom brick farmhouse has been re-imagined as a swanky weekender. On the same property as Polperro Wines’ lovely restaurant, it’s the ultimate winery escape, accessible by a quiet bush road but an easy trip to the Red Hill shops.
Through the lens of the core principles that inspire and direct our studio, the masterclass explores in more detail the following themes; drawing inspiration from the heritage of architecture, design and craft to inform the creation and the design of contemporary interior spaces and creating contemporary interior spaces within a heritage / older or existing building.
If your idea of a holiday involves a vineyard or two, Hecker Guthrie-designed cottage Polperro Farmhouse is a converted 1950s cottage with a stack of modern comforts at a Mornington Peninsula winery. And for summer dinner parties its outside kitchen puts many indoor ones to shame.