In mid 2015, only 3 short years ago when Piccolina consisted of nothing more than a big dream, some family gelato recipes, and a heritage listed shell in Hawthorn, I knew that to make it truly special I need to contact dear friends Paul & Hamish of award-winning design studio @heckerguthrie
. I had known the boys for years from my days @hub_furniture
and I tentatively made the call wondering whether they would take on the tiny project with a very modest budget. They said yes (!) ... and the rest is history. .
The work of Hecker Guthrie is truly breathtaking and “they are known for their meticulous attention to detail and for injecting a pinch of eclecticism and fun into even their grandest projects!” @thedesignfiles
In 2017, with butterflies in my stomach, I called the boys again to tell them about our new space in Collingwood where they created our Flagship store, a nod to 1950s Italian architecture, with exposed original architectural features, layers of green & a sweeping five-metre-long pozzetti bench. “A polished new gelato temple” @broadsheet_melb
Fast forward to 2018 and I was privileged enough to work with Paul & Hamish again on our new petite beachside gelateria which, on day one, became referred to as the jewel of Acland Street in St Kilda. With a tiny footprint they have managed to created a thoughtful, refined space which people are automatically drawn to. Every square inch of the interior & exterior has been considered, from the Italian terrazzo facade, to the hand-carved solid American Oak bar and the Italian square cut tiles which clad the pozzetti bench.
Thank you Hamish & Paul and the entire team at Hecker Guthrie for your genuine enthusiasm & design brilliance 🖤
We invite you to experience the beauty of our new St Kilda store which is truely unique & so special
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