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Fabio Ongarato Design — Melbourne, Australia

“The QT Sydney hotel was a unique project for us. Through a series of installations, signage, videos and restorative pieces, we were able to integrate a site identity within historical narrative – those of a former haberdashery department store, Gowings, and the State Theatre, both 1920s heritage buildings. It juxtaposed the present with the past – the elegant old department store, with its exhibitionism and voyeurism, and the theatre with its spectacle, illusion and glamour. The outcome is a cheeky, nostalgic nod to old Sydney (expressed through a pastiche of Gothic and Art Deco architecture), bespoke found objects and a unique guest experience that is complex and layered.”

Fabio Ongarato Design is a multi-disciplinary design studio with an international portfolio of award-winning work, built on creative collaboration, strategic thinking and a holistic approach to design. Its clients range from innovative start-ups and cultural institutions to expanding global brands. With this diversity of experience has come a deep knowledge of multiple sectors and skill sets, including identity and art direction, way-finding and brand environments, brand engagement and activation.

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