Hecker Guthrie

Piccolina Gelateria

St Kilda, VIC, Australia

James Lyall Smith

Project Type
  • Commercial Hospitality
Location
  • St Kilda, VIC, Australia
Interior Designers
Area
  • 51m2
Project Year
  • 2018
Photographer
  • Shannon McGrath
Project Team
  • Paul Hecker
  • Hamish Guthrie
  • Josh Watt
  • Emma Chicken
Builder
  • MRU Construction
Joiner
  • Woodcraft Mobiliar
Signage
  • Projects of Imagination
Furniture
  • Volker Haug Lighting
  • Anchor Ceramics Planters
  • Classic Ceramics Tiles
Location
  • St Kilda, VIC, Australia

The team at Hecker Guthrie add an element of class to the time honoured tradition of eating ice cream at the sea side.

The younger relation to its more established Collingwood sibling, Piccolina St Kilda by Hecker Guthrie is a fresh invitation to take a stroll back in time to mid-60’s Italy. Perched amongst friendly neighbours, in the beach-culture that surrounds, the space is a veritable sea of pendant lights and exposed green timber and designed to bring people together.

Piccolina St Kilda by Hecker Guthrie is a fresh invitation to take a stroll back in time to mid-60’s Italy.

Paying homage to its heritage, and the undisputed Italian la dolce vita, the team at Hecker Guthrie chose materiality that reflects years of gelato making, sharing and indulging. Comprising the familiar ceramic square tiles of yesteryear, with touches of crisp terrazzo, the space is framed out in timber portals. Allowing for the sharing of the process, the open-counter design is mirrored in this hole-in-the wall of goodness.

The space is a veritable sea of pendant lights and exposed green timber and designed to bring people together.

Hecker Guthrie chose materiality that reflects years of gelato making, sharing and indulging.

While aiming to make a clear connection to its predecessor, Hecker Guthrie sought to make a distinction in identity in this new location too. Echoing its connection to the sea and sun, there is a purposed lighter palette used throughout, and a clear connection to its past.

Echoing the locations connection to the sea and sun, Hecker Guthrie have created a purposed lighter palette used throughout, and a clear connection to the beloved establishments past.

Shannon McGrath

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