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Commercial design | Garage muses
After a decade making her name in the east, Perth-born
designer Adele Winteridge has returned with her design
studio, Foolscap, to make her mark on our blossoming
cultural identity. Her first project off the blocks: the
restaurant scene’s current darling, Gordon St Garage.
WORDS Gabrielle Scott
here is a line snaking out of an old
mechanic’s shop in West Perth,
and this quiet street has never
known such attention. Gordon St
Garage has the city all aglow. Nic Trimboli,
of Duende, Il Lido and Balthazar fame,
launched his latest hospitality venture in
March, and with it introduced Perth diners
to interior architecture firm Foolscap Studio.
At the helm of Foolscap is the dynamic
Adele Winteridge, a Perth native who left
for the east almost 10 years ago. A busy five
years in Sydney was followed by a move
to Melbourne where she established a base
for Foolscap Studio.
Since then, Foolscap has taken on
projects of all sizes, turning out results that
have afforded the studio an impressive list
of clients, and generated Adele a reputation
as a designer to keep an eye on. Its notable
successes include a small Melbourne cafe
aptly named Tiny – that was born from
a broom cupboard, and The Richmond
Weekender, a canteen, cinema and market
that literally rose out of rubble.
The concept for Gordon St Garage
was distilled from the romantic scene of
a community united by both tradition
and a love of food. The vision was for an
Italian garage, where kinsfolk got together
to make tomato passata, hang their pasta
to dry, and store their precious wine.
Foolscap referenced this Italian ideal with
Mediterranean blues and whites, applied
through paint and fabric applications and
a collection of hand-painted tiles that clad
the zinc-topped bars.
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