Practice Profile

Koush design studio creates distinctive interiors, bespoke furniture including upholstery and bold, occasionally quirky objects, for a wide variety of commercial and residential clients.

Our work includes projects of all scales and sizes, from detailed interior fit-outs of multilevel commercial spaces, to custom residential upholstery, and everything in between. We begin every job with an extensive client consultation, to develop a thorough understanding of our end user needs, and the influences on a project, and we don’t ever stop listening.

To create quality results we collaborate with numerous professionals and craftspeople including architects, builders, cabinetmakers, upholsterers, welders and artists who are all dedicated to producing exceptional work, tailored to each job. It is important to us that our work is built by local manufacturers, supporting the industry.

We have an extensive client list, many of who we are extremely proud to have worked with on multiple projects with.

Commissions

2017

Flinders Uni Law court café (with Matthews Architects) interior design and spaceplanning for new student amenities hub
Pony and Cole café, gallery and design studio interior design, project management for new café, design and printmaking studio in repurposed warehouse
Kilkenny Primary School Administration building interior design and custom furniture design

2016

Sturt Street Community School library and OSH centre interior design and custom furniture design for multipurpose space incorporating library, outside school hours care, kitchen Garden facilities and flexible classroom spaces
Esplanade residence interior design and spaceplanning for residential extension
Glenelg Psychology, Women’s safety services
office refurbishments
Flinders University
custom design for a variety of events, wayfinding design of structures/signage
Big Panda buffet restaurant
custom joinery and interior design (in progress)
Leabrook residence
spaceplanning and specification for private residence

2015

Uni Sa Mount Gambier specification and custom feature furniture with Russel and Yelland Architects
Sturt Street Community School Library and OSH Centre  interior and custom furniture design (In Progress)
Medindie residence custom furniture and interior design
Victim Support Services, Costa Enterprises and Cirillo Accounting office refurbishments
Flinders Uni Student hub kiosk design incorporating coffee caravan

2014

Flinders University Retail Hub design for 4 retail tenancies
SA Migration Museum interior design and space planning for museum foyer and workspace
Kilburn North Post Office, Post office design and shopfit
Ariana Kebab House Restaurant  design and shopfit
Tea Tree Gully Library Interior design for refurbishment of council library. Consisting of custom furniture design and manufacture, carpet design and overall refurbishment consultation.
Sturt Street Community School IT room and library design

2013-14

Leabrook Residence Interior reconfiguration and extension (In progress)
Esplanade Residence extension interior design for 2 storey extension with Flightpath Architects
Aldgate Residence custom furniture and interior finishes with Phillips Pilkington Architects
West Torrens Library Interior design for refurbishment of council library. Consisting of custom furniture design and manufacture, carpet design

2012-13

Wellness and Lifestyles warehouse conversion to office, fit-out

2012

St Peters Precinct Redevelopment. Interior and furniture design for council precinct including library and heritage gallery (with Phillips Pilkington and Flightpath Architects)
Unley Residence refurbishment and addition
Careerlink office refurbishment

2011

Brompton residence, design and fit-out
Zaika Indian Restaurant design & refurbishment
Impulse Boutique Retail design and fit-out
Wellness Philippines office design
Prospect house, custom furniture

2010

Details Handbags Retail design &fit-out
Health Partners multiple reception design & refurbishment
Wayville residence extension
Wellness and Lifestyles office design and fit-out

2009

MBA office design and fit-out
Warradale Residence refurbishment
SA Water exhibition design and fabrication.
British Hotel, hospitality interior design and fit-out

2008

Grand Chifley hotel interior design and fit-out
Lobethal Rd Winery custom furniture for cellar door
Cook Residence refurbishment

2007

Promethean hospitality design and fit-out
Wellness and Lifestyles office design and fit-out.
Atlas Health Care office design and fit-out.
MBA office refurbishment
Adelaide Rd Psychology clinic office design and fitout

2006

Port Elliot Hotel hospitality design and fit-out
Pod2 Podiatry clinic – city design and fit-out
Skycity Adelaide custom furniture
Shadia designs office refit, custom furniture, interior design
Ivia Café interior and furniture design

2005

Largs Bay Residence Custom furniture and interior design
Manse Restaurant custom furniture
MBA office refurbishment

2004

Pod2 Podiatry clinic – Victor Harbour Interior design and custom furniture
Kingswood residence Interior design and custom furniture
Essential Dental reception refurbishment

2003

Queens Head Hotel hospitality design and fit-out
Banque Bar hospitality design and fit-out in collaboration with artist Jane Disher
E+I lounge hospitality design and fit-out
Skye Residence interior and custom furniture

2002

Hindmarsh Library Children’s area custom furniture
Bralic house custom furniture
Agostino House custom furniture

2001

Yoke House custom furniture
Favretto House custom furniture
MBA Office custom furniture

2000

Borg credenza and ottoman Design and manufacture
McRae Apartment interior design and custom furniture

1999

Bailetti ottomans custom furniture
Mylor Residence interior design and custom furniture
Ecko Chair custom furniture
Kat sofas custom furniture

1998

Pod 2 Podiatry custom furniture
Mc Crae Apartment custom furniture
Swish Set development with ‘Design Furniture’

1997

Swish TV Chair, coffee table and Ottoman design and manufacture.

1996

Trapeze Bookshelf product line design and manufacture

Furniture Exhibitions

2013

“Designing Craft ; Crafting Design 40 years of JamFactory” April – June 2013 Jam Factory, then touring regional galleries across Australia for three years.

2010

“Credenza credentials” 31 July – 5 September, Jam Factory Gallery One

2009

“Revealing meaning in cloth” Prospect Gallery March,
“Smaller than a sofa” SALA exhibition Aug 6th. 221 Gilbert
“Resource-Re-Source” 17th Oct-29th November, Jam Factory Gallery One

2006

“Salon South” 24th March – 28th April, Jam Factory Gallery One

2005

“Dia time” exhibition, Museum of SA gallery 21 October- 3 November

2003

“Dia lighting” exhibition, Museum of SA gallery 21 October-26 Nov

2002

“Pieda and O Ryan” Joint show of new work on the theme of upholstery Jam Factory Purple Space 30 Jan – 24 Feb

2001

“Xpo(sit)ion” Dia chair exhibition, Museum of SA gallery 26 October-26 Nov

2000

“Furnitcha cha cha” Adelaide Fringe 2-12 March

1999

“Sydney 99” International design exhibition, Sydney exhibition centre, Sept 27-29
“Tactile Art Prize” October, Object Gallery Sydney

1998

“Killerby Cabernet Chairs” Wine Australia Melbourne, November and Art Gallery of Western Australia, December
“Furnitex 98” 18-21 July Melbourne Exhibition Centre “Factory Firsts” 31 May- 12 July Port Dock Gallery. Adelaide

1997

“18th Biennial Craft Event” 7 Dec. – 26 Jan. Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Victoria.
“Caboodle.” 28 Nov. – 11 Jan., Jam Factory Gallery, Adelaide.“Fringe Furniture 12”, 22 Sept. – 20 Oct, Melbourne

1996

“Fringe Furniture 11” 2 – 18th October, Melbourne
“A + I” & “New Products on Parade.” Melbourne -“Mongrel Chair” – designed with Andrew Osbourne
“South Australia: The Emerging Crucible of Contemporary Design.” July – August, Jam Factory Gallery, Adelaide.