Albion of Auckland

Location
119 Hobson Street Auckland.

Concept design, custom lighting design, furniture, logo/signage design, graphics and interiors.

Hobson Street in central Auckland is quickly becoming the hub for fast paced city life and the nearby SkyCity Casino complex.  In the midst of all of this stands The Albion, a heritage building built in 1873.  Our task was to bring her gently into the 00’s whilst still allowing her to retain her old world charm.  The Albion already had a great reputation which we were keen to embrace and build upon.  Focusing on it’s colonial roots, the concept developed quickly into a “punking” of the heritage and British culture at the heart of the building.  Fun, fresh, a bit cheeky but still all class.

Artistic Collaboration
Awilaway Design – Anna Wilcock www.awilaway.co.nz

Unique Feature

It started out as a problem - you can't subway tile around a curved surface - and our solution ended up being one of the key features in the main bar - an abstracted, somewhat punkish bespoke version of the Union Jack created in mosaic.