BAR Studio is a boutique design studio based in Melbourne and Madrid, specialising in luxury international hotel environments throughout the world.
Established in 2003, BAR Studio is directed by Felicity Beck and Stewart Robertson. We are a collaborative practice and work on innovative projects to create outstanding environments, developing relationships to achieve a successful outcome for the owner, operator and context.
We take a holistic approach to design that encompasses the formation of interiors and exteriors, landscape concepts and master planning. Our work demonstrates a passion for cultural engagement and we are committed to design responses with a strong sense of place.
Each project is grounded in a material and aesthetic landscape that locates and anchors the design. We combine this with sophisticated contemporary design and an extensive knowledge and experience of hotel operations and the food and beverage industry.
- Conceptual Master Planning
- Operational Design
- Interior Design
- Specialist F&B Design
- Architectural Concept Design
- Lighting Design
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On their return to Australia from New York in 2003, BAR Studio’s directors Felicity Beck and Stewart Robertson established their design studio in Melbourne.
Melbourne has a world reputation for its strong cultural, artistic and craft communities, and as a location the city presented an opportunity for BAR Studio to be inspired and nourished by the local environment, while platforming Beck and Robertson’s desire to maintain a global studio.
We pride ourselves on the strong and respectful relationships with the hotel operators and owners that we work with around the world, but also on the diverse group of international personalities that are a vital part of BAR Studio, and bring their own individual strengths to every project.
Currently BAR Studio’s Melbourne team comprises staff of numerous nationalities including French, Irish, English, Croatian, Brazilian, Chilean, Cuban, Chinese, Singaporean, Thai, Vietnamese and Philippino, with over 20 languages being spoken by our staff.
BAR Studio’s Madrid base was established in 2019 to create a platform for emerging opportunities within Europe and the Americas, and to continue much valued relationships with key Melbourne staff returning to their European homelands.
Establishing a base in Madrid was a natural evolution for BAR Studio, with a number of staff having returned to Spain after working in the Melbourne studio.
Madrid provides a convenient European-base for BAR Studio to work across Europe and the Americas, while continuing to maintain strong ties to our Melbourne base.
We bring a wide-ranging set of skills to our projects, uniquely balancing a passion for interior design with a strong understanding of architecture, operations and construction.
The skills and experience of our senior team members cover every aspect of the industry – from interior design to architecture, furniture design, textile design, project management and through to working at the front-line of construction.
By maintaining a boutique-scale studio with a highly focused team of staff we guarantee the quality and integrity of all our projects.
The key to creating successful outcomes lies in a personal approach, with creative and professional collaboration with a strong, cohesive and effective consultant team.
We structure our studio so that key senior members are across all projects, ensuring each project is prioritised company-wide, and our directors and key staff are integrally involved in all aspects of design and delivery.
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