Telling stories

With formality no longer flavour of the day, Bates Smart approaches the design of hospitality venues as an art in subtle curation and engagement 

Interior Designers, Brenton Smith and Mary MacKillop talk about the process that Bates Smart goes through to create hospitality destinations which take guests on a journey that subtly reflects the local context.

"We approach each project as a unique storytelling experience," says Mary MacKillop. 

"We spend a lot of time digging into the site context, the local neighbourhood and materiality. These spaces are no longer defined by one activity: they become blended spaces to work, socialise, drink or dine." 


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