Location: Melbourne, Australia
Project Year: 2016
Photo: Sean Fennessy

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Located in Melbourne, Flack Studio masterfully created the second store to Monk House Design – Australian boutique and international women’s brand.

We treated the fitout as an ‘insertion’ of elements, objects and forms, rather than changing the built form. It’s almost like our client could pick up and relocate at any time.

— tells the design team.

This smart strategy has not only resulted in what appears to be a reasonably cost effective interior, it’s also created a retail Melbourne’s store that feels functional, with the ability to smoothly shift with it’s changing collections

We were fortunate that the existing interior embodied beautiful original features such as ornate cornices and decorative columns. To counterbalance these ornate features, it was important for us to keep the forms of our design monolithic, minimal in detail and bold.

— explains Flack team.

In all our projects we like to throw one colour into the mix that really disrupts the space.

The blue mirror really looks outstanding in the general design.
Lighting the space was a real problem since it was impossible to touch the existing walls and ceilings. Flack Studio replaced two existing chandelier pendant lights on the ‘Step and Kick’ by Volker Haug, who have become an additional overhead lighting, in addition to natural light. In addition to this, the designers have developed a suspension rails with integrated linear LED lamp at the base of the skirting boards.


Flack Studio is an interior architecture and design practice based in Melbourne. They work across small, large-scale and multi residential, commercial, retail and hospitality environments in Australia and abroad.

The Flack Studio aesthetic is contemporary yet respectfully classic. Their designs are bold and elegantly masculine, nodding to restrained stateliness but offset with unexpected, light-hearted elements.

Holding craftsmanship in high regard, they combine warm materials with clean lines, textural palettes and fine detailing. The end result is considered and welcoming spaces.

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