In Focus :: Studio Style with @artworkagency

It's easy to KNOW when you've found the right piece of art.

It's not just about how it looks.

It's about how it makes you feel.

Very recently, we visited the  studio of Art-Work Agency.

In addition to the freshest white urban space and über cool collection of art, furniture and vignettes ...

We found a feeling ... of what it's like when Creativity Comes to Work.

[ Happy Socks at work. SHOP the new collection ]

Dwell Store has worked alongside Art Work Agency for three seasons now.

Heading into our fourth ... find Autumn, Winter, Spring here.

A multidisciplinary creative agency, AWA works across photography, design, brand art and consultation ...
It's been such a treat to work alongside such an intuitive and highly talented team. As creative partners, they've helped us to solidify the Dwell Store aesthetic, share our season stories, create the coolest print and mural series ... and just be really fun to work with along the way.

We can't get enough.

[ Creativity at work with S'well Bottle.  SHOP the collection. ]

Just recently, the A.W 'crew' has rolled into a NEW space just off Gold Coast's Karen Ave. 

Not (yet!!?) open to the public, we of course had to take a visit to get a feel for studio life at Art-Work Agency and what it means to one of our favourite style inspirations to #DwellCreatively
Art-Work Agency's Creative Director, Claudio Kirac shares ...
"Our new space is our daily go-to for all creative production. We’ve kept the space pretty stripped back, a blank canvas. It allows us the flexibility to transform from a workspace to a photography studio, exhibition space and workshop studio."
[ #DwellCreatively :: Emma & Laura hard at it with Frank Green ]

Every good creative day starts with coffee.

"A quote from Earl Wilson has been resonating with us lately; “Science may never come up with a better office communication system than the coffee break.” It’s important for us to kick off the day with a walk to one of the (many) amazing coffee stops nearby and download on anything we need to. Our days are a fusion of meetings, deadlines and creative exploration. We try to make time to play, and take on projects that allow us to experiment and grow as creatives. It’s a balancing act, for sure!"
[ Memobottle sitting pretty at Art-Work Agency. SHOP the collection. ]

Each day we're inspired and grateful to be able to be creative for a living.

"We work across a multitude of industries including arts and culture, fashion, lifestyle, hospitality and music. We guide our business on a simple principle – to do good work with good people. Working alongside people and companies who share our values, excellence, community and creativity is important to us. We put quality over everything, believe that well executed ideas = opportunity and that smiling regularly helps us live longer. 

We are constantly exposed to new industries and learning about our clients’ businesses.  Providing creative solutions for our clients means we get to learn about so many different areas that we wouldn’t otherwise, and that is pretty damn special.

Around our area there is a great sense of community and support. It’s awesome seeing people coming together to create great work."

[ Art-Work Agency, Co-Founder, Claudio Kirac :: aka, CK ] 

For us as designers, creativity is about looking at things from different angles, different perspectives.

"Whenever we are creating something, we try our best to think of how a range of people could experience or interact with what we are designing.
If people look at life through a creative lens, they consider many views, many experiences. We like to believe creativity can make the world a more accepting place."
[ Studio style with Emma Van Zanne, Stylist & Graphic Designer ]


 "The Gold Coast is growing and expanding at a rapid pace including food, coffee and art spaces.  We take great inspiration from our growing little neighbourhood of creatives.

From 19 Karen, Hula Girl Espresso, Never.Ever.Studio, KoKo Coffee Roasters, through to upcoming fashion houses Isabelle Quinn and With Jean - the Cronulla / Karen precinct is truly blossoming for Spring.

The original and definitely one of our favs would have to be The Borrowed Nursery.  Owner Lauren is also a creative powerhouse, and the energy is just infectious when you walk into the space. 

Fresh, Growing and Inspiring.

Approaching the tail end of the year always has that double edged excitement of wrapping up creative projects as well as looking forward to the new year.

Spring in Australia comes at this perfect time, with the change of season comes colour, new smells, longer days and fresh ideas."

Spring is about change.

[ Lunch Breaks with extra colour.  SHOP La La Land. ]

Located in the boutique shopping district of the Ferry Road, Brickworks Centre, Dwell Store is the Gold Coast’s leading destination space for Urban and Contemporary living.

Dwell Store searches Australia and beyond for unique leading and emerging, functional design brands. We bring our clients an exclusive and discerning gifting and lifestyle edit that they deserve.

Proudly representing more than 40 emerging international and Australian functional design brands including ; AesopArmadillo & Co,  Basil BangsByron Bay Beach LifeElk The LabelElms & KingFrank GreenHappy SocksKøbnLa La LandMarimekkoMaydeNormann CopenhagenPalm Beach CollectionMiGoals, Slip Pillowcase, S’well Bottle + more.

Bespoke customisation is available for corporate clients and complimentary boutique gift wrapping is a given.  Private out of hours appointments are available upon request.

Follow our brand discovery journey on @dwellstore_australia and be sure to include us in your styling and gifting moments … #DwellWell

















September 27, 2018 — Dwell Store