Card & Paper House – Queen Victoria Building
Set on level 2 of the historic Queen Victoria Building, this bright and colourful card and gift shop was all about the joinery detail. Working closely with one of our master joinery contractors, Crosbie Projects went to work on selecting the right materials to produce the custom made units that were designed to work specifically with a range of stationary from across the world.
A mixture of solid timber, black MDF, plywood, linoleum, tin and brass sheets were used in the fabrication of a range of display units including timber palette displays, paper displays, display cases and the round card display. BIC biros were cleverly inserted in holes created in the timber clad columns to form a vertical display from which small accessories can be hung.
The black walls give excellent contrast to the cleverly merchandised joinery units in particular the LED lit display boxes. The timber used in the central bulkhead continues down the columns at the front and rear of the store and splits the cardboard-look ceramic floor tiles creating a continuous timber band that segregates the left and right hand side of the store.
The ceiling is decorated with over 600 individual sheets of colourful tissue paper suspended vertically off a series of stainless steel cables. The flow of the tissue paper carries through the colour from the stained glass windows and is interrupted only momentarily by the main services bulkhead finished in metallic bridge paint.