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Published October 24th 2016
Peel Street has revolutionised its look in the past 18 months, with a number of pop-up bars finding a home in this small but vibrant street in the heart of Adelaide.
However, there are new and upcoming businesses that have decided to celebrate this street and add variety to it - one such place is CK + Plot Works, a design studio that had its launch on October 21.
Thanks to Renew Adelaide, the collaboration between Claire Kneebone (CK) and Evelyne Abrahams (Plot Works) will enjoy 30 days of rent-free space in their gorgeous studio and grow their business in a flourishing and productive manner.
Claire of CK has previously worked on projects on Peel Street such as Bread and Bone Grill, Maybe Mae, and Udaberri on Leigh Street - all of which are a stone throw's away from her new workplace. Pretty fitting to be in the centre of her beautiful and much-loved creations! Renowned for contrasting natural and traditional tones with subtle hints of modernity, we can't wait to see what is in store for us over the next couple of months, as Claire finds her footing with this new venture.
Evelyne from Plot Works has established her business to incorporate elements of landscape, design, and raw constructive themes that aim to bring about a level of sustainable living. Her works can be seen in organisations such as St Andrews School in Walkerville and Spotlight to name a few.
Claire and Evelyne have collaborated in the past and have worked from home to set up their names and businesses in the graphic design and interior architecture industry successfully. However, these two ladies thought it would be more beneficial for them to join forces together and have a proper office-like structure where they could separate work from home in a more structured manner.
The studio offers a simplistic and minimalistic look, with monochrome themes, a cosy and warm décor, and natural lighting coupled with plants and leaves overhanging from the ceiling. There are timber panels that encompass the main room and provide it with a faux-natural and calming environment to work in.
The room invites creativity and imagination, which is what design studios strive to achieve and perfect for a pleasing outcome. Soft lighting behind the panels further accentuates the character of the studio.
I especially loved the secluded and tranquil spot to the left of the office space upon entering, which I fondly named the "cosy corner". It's a quiet spot that is perfect to gather your thoughts and appreciate the creative juices flowing in the brain. While it may seem separate to the rest of the space, it is still very much part of the common space that the businesses will be sharing.
For the more professional and serious stuff, there is a boardroom situated at the end of the space. Adorned with simple yet powerful artwork, minimal distractions, and a sense of focus, we can tell that this is going to be one of the most important rooms in the office, particularly when more and more projects enter through that door.
Special thanks to Renew Adelaide for helping local businesses such as CK and Plot Works kick-start into gear, and for hosting us on this auspicious event. We can't wait to see CK and Plot Works blossom over the next couple of months and see what other exciting projects are awaiting them!