Services - what we do

We specialise in commercial interior design, with a particular focus on retail design; from one off boutiques, to nationwide franchises, to health and beauty salons. We’ve also been known to do hospitality jobs from cafes and bars, to food court premises and full restaurants, as well as commercial office and showroom design.

Designability is based in the South Island, with offices in Christchurch and Dunedin, we regularly work right across New Zealand, and through Australia. 

We’ll enthusiastically work with you on your job, whatever your location and requirements. No two jobs that we’ve done are the same, and each is designed with your specific needs and budget in mind, to create the best possible space for your business.

By establishing a thorough brief and working through preliminary pricing, we can gently guide clients through the design process from concept through to reality. We can liaise with the malls and landlords, lodge council consent applications and produce fully documented working drawings for tender. We can also offer architectural services for commercial building design.

To ensure the right knowledge and advice is gained, we have a number of companies we collaborate with to ensure a professional and well considered outcome is achieved. We work closely with Miller Studios, a highly established shop fitting & signage company. With them on board, we can offer a complete project management, pricing and fit out service which truly sees your project through from concept through to completion.

We can be sure to transform your vision into an original and inventive outcome which we are confident will exceed initial expectations.

The Team - Profiles

Tim Powell

Tim Powell


Tim holds a wide range of talents within the design industry, ranging from creative store branding to exciting shop fittings. His innovation drives projects and the results are inspiring and captivating spaces. Tim’s dogs are a regular on the scene and his impressive 100+ sneaker collection ensures every meeting and site visit will hold an added surprise.


Courtney Wills

Courtney Wills


Courtney’s the youngest, bringing an energetic and playful approach to the team. Her enthusiasm and passion for retail design makes her perfect for any task, with a fresh and positive approach. Constantly exploring the world, she’s gaining new and exciting ideas ready to inject into your upcoming project. 



2012 New Zealand Sign Display Awards
Point of Sales Displays: Black Fasteners

2011 New Zealand Retail Design Award, Red Awards 
Division Winner: Janine Jansen

2010 New Zealand Retail Interior Association Design Awards 
Division Winner: R&R Sports, Christchurch

2010 New Zealand Retail Interior Association Design Awards
Division Winner: Crabtree & Evelyn, Auckland

2008 New Zealand Retail Association Design Awards
Division Winner: Lemongrass Thai Malay, Auckland

Contact Us

Christchurch Office

PO BOX 2965
Christchurch 8140

332 Durham Street
Christchurch 8013
New Zealand

tel. +64 3 365 5452



Dunedin 9054

53 Anzac Avenue
Dunedin 9054
New Zealand

tel. +64 3 365 5452


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