Ore Jewelery - Albany Mall

Positioned in the concourse of Westfield's Albany, the new Ore Jewellery kiosk required a new look to match their updated brand look and feel. On a modest budget we incorporated lux materials, such as the marble look tiles, to create a funky kiosk that really portrays the personality of the business.

We were pretty happy to come away with the Division win for Accessories, Eyewear, Jewelry and Footwear at the 2017 RedAwards.


Lake Dunstan Pharmacy

In Cromwell, everyone knows everyone, and our brief for this project was to create not-your-average pharmacy, with a welcoming, friendly environment. A palette of neutral tones and timbers is punctuated with greens, blues and warm timbers to achieve a light and bright space with just the right amount of familiarity.


Cafe Society

Located in the the 5Mile development in Queenstown, Cafe Society wanted a fit-out that would stand-out from the rest, with a timeless design. A soft palette of light neutrals and timbers help to make the space feel light and open, while the battened walls and ceilings create different spaces within the open plan. Designability also created the branding, including the unique fox motif.



Merrell has a huge presence on the international retail stage, but didn't have a flagship store in New Zealand. Designability was enlisted to create a retail space that embodied the spirit of Merrell, and to increase the brand awareness in New Zealand. Located at Westfield Riccarton, the fit-out combines elements of the branding with an earthy palette of materials to create a visually interesting, but not overpowering environment.



Merivale, Christchurch

Rebuilt after the earthquake, the irregular tenancy made Kudos a planning challenge, but with some careful space planning the result is a warm and comfortable work environment.

The team at Designability were fantastic. Their professionalism, knowledge and expertise are second to none. They always resolved any issues along the way using their initiative and experience with all our requirements met.
— Michelle Farmer, Kudos

Merivale Optometrists

Merivale, Christchurch

In this busy optometry practice, mirrors and clever joinery help to create the illusion of space, contesting with the small but long site.

Roast Ease

Bush Inn, Christchurch

This 40m² tenancy was to operate as a small restaurant and takeaway bar. It had to include a full service kitchen and cool room, as well as service and customer areas. The branding was developed to appeal to the local student demographic.

Trade Aid

Nationwide roll-out

The aim for this design was to update their image to help represent the higher quality of stock in their retail stores, while still reflecting their brand. The neutral palate helps accentuate the bold colours found in store. This design has resulted in a nationwide rollout of Trade Aid Stores.

Ore Jewellery

Westfields Riccarton, Christchurch

This mall kiosk was designed to complement the contemporary range of jewellery on display. The main cladding on the kiosk is routered and hand finished MDF, with a distressed, shabby chic timber-look finish.

Time Centre

Westfields Riccarton, Christchurch

The 20m² Time Centre tenancy presented a challenge; to creatively use the small, angled space, whilst making it appear bigger. The custom designed cabinetry helps achieve this feel while maintaining a practical and polished fitout.


The Plaza, Palmerston North

Kabbaba is a Turkish kebab shop, designed to stand out from the other foodcourt tenancies with a slick design and fresh new branding. A custom Turkish-inspired motif is used throughout the fit-out, tying the different design elements together.


The Colombo, Christchurch

Egg Maternity is a boutique shop, stocking maternity wear as well as clothes and toys for babies and children. The muted colour palette is feminine, but without going over the top, and helps the colourful stock to really stand out. Refinished and repurposed vintage tables and frames helped keep the budget down, but the wow factor up.

Working with Tim and the Designability team was seamless and rewarding. Their professionalism and finished product met all my requirements and more. This team is a market leader!
— Eneke Burroughs, Egg / Bundle Boutique