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Residential | Taipei Apartment

A private residence overlooking Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park in the cosmopolitan Xinyi District of Taipei. Formerly two apartments, the brief was to merge existing layouts to maximise natural daylight and provide a restful setting in contrast to the owner’s heavily travelled lifestyle. Working closely with a local contractor, natural materials were sourced from local suppliers while furniture, lighting and ironmongery originated in Denmark, Italy, UK and New York.

Interior design, decor & styling by Alexi Robinson.

Photography by Jonathan Leijonhufvud.

Restaurant | The Night Market

A contemporary Taiwanese restaurant inspired by Taipei’s famed street-food culture. Taking visual elements from the street market and more abstract ones around finding value in the broken or discarded – the concept carefully translates an authentic narrative into a removed context and new audience, applying a similar ingenuity via modern industrial processes and ancient craft techniques.

Working with two separate spaces, the 6th floor tells the story of Japanese influenced wooden shop interiors that often complement the night market. In contrast, the 7th floor interior captures the vibrancy and transience of the outdoor market.

Custom furniture & lighting by Michael Young.

Photography by Andrew Loiterton.

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Bar | 001

An underground speakeasy located behind Graham Street wet market in Hong Kong’s vibrant Central district. With reference to the Prohibition era of the 1920’s, the brief was to create an intimate stage for the making of well-crafted cocktails as a departure from the regular offerings of Hong Kong nightlife.

Photography by Dennis Lo.

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Retail | Liquor & Liqueur

Hong Kong concept store on Wellington Street focusing on rare and unique whiskeys from all around the world. The brief was to create a tailor made experience within which to encounter specialty product. From the exterior, a warm and inviting shop front provides contrast to the visual noise of the streetscape while interior details unite gallery-esque display with the local vernacular.

Photography by Dennis Lo.

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Brand Adaptation | The Night Market

Following the success of The Night Market flagship restaurant, a second venue was launched in Hong Kong’s prestigious shopping and dining destination, Elements Mall. With higher visibility and a more diverse audience, a balanced approach was taken to maintain the integrity of the brand while allowing it to adapt to its new surrounds.

Photography by Jonathan Leijonhufvud.

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Installation | Trussardi My Design

Alexi has conceptualised and developed multiple structures, situations and events that appear and disappear yet invest themselves into a community, public space or set of ideas. Projects include temporary architecture, large-scale installation, gallery exhibits, trade fairs, brand activations and retail pop-up concepts.

Drawing by Alexi Robinson.

Creative Direction | DENFAIR

DENFAIR is a leading exhibition for contemporary art and design, held annually in Melbourne. As creative director, Alexi oversees the strategic development of the event and is responsible for the overall creative vision and content curation.

Video by Frankie Fresco.

Interview, Australian Design Review

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Biography

Alexi Robinson is a Sydney-based designer, creative director and freelance writer with international experience in commercial and cultural design. Alexi has lived and worked in UK, Europe and Hong Kong where she gained valuable insight into local craft and industry through extensive interdisciplinary practice.

Interior Design
The studio of Alexi Robinson delivers highly engaging, human-centred environments with clients in the commercial, residential and hospitality sectors. Driven by principles of authenticity and a genuine respect for research gathering, capabilities range from concept generation to complete design service.

Creative Partner
A champion of design + positive change – Alexi channels her passion for creativity, human insights and cross-industry dialogue into ideation and strategy for problem solving. As a strategic creative partner, Alexi works with individuals, small businesses and cultural organisations to create impact through design and connection through the ability to relate.

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