Bold concepts and highly
resolved details are the creative
hallmarks of our practice.

Founded in 2008 by Rachel Luchetti and Stuart Krelle, the studio’s projects range from extensive restorations and rejuvenations of heritage buildings through a lavish contemporary lens to the creation of immersive settings inspired by an adroit telescoping of design genres and cultural references.

Renowned for our hybrid collaborations with a wide array of local and international artists plus skilled artisans to achieve highly customised outcomes, our projects are aligned via their sense of theatre, visceral intrigue and timeless relevance rather than an instantly identifiable house style. This niche approach has garnered the practice countless awards. Recent accolades include: Best Hotel Design 2020 (for Tattersalls Hotel) and International Multiple Award (for Bathers’ Pavilion 2020 and Saké Manly 2019) at the UK Restaurant and Bar Design Awards; Best Hotel Design (for Tattersall’s Hotel) at the 2020 Eat, Drink, Design Awards, plus additional hospitality wins at the 2021, 2020 and 2019 Sydney Design Awards. In 2018 Longrain, Tokyo won the most coveted prize in the Australian design award circles – Overall Winner at the IDEA Awards.

Bold concepts and highly
resolved details are the creative
hallmarks of our practice.

Founded in 2008 by Rachel Luchetti and Stuart Krelle, the studio’s projects range from extensive restorations and rejuvenations of heritage buildings through a lavish contemporary lens to the creation of immersive settings inspired by an adroit telescoping of design genres and cultural references.

Renowned for our hybrid collaborations with a wide array of local and international artists plus skilled artisans to achieve highly customised outcomes, our projects are aligned via their sense of theatre, visceral intrigue and timeless relevance rather than an instantly identifiable house style. This niche approach has garnered the practice countless awards. Recent accolades include: Best Hotel Design 2020 (for Tattersall’s Hotel) and International Multiple Award (for Bathers’ Pavilion 2020 and Saké Manly 2019) at the UK Restaurant and Bar Design Awards; Best Hotel Design (for Tattersall’s Hotel) at the 2020 Eat, Drink, Design Awards, plus additional hospitality wins at the 2021, 2020 and 2019 Sydney Design Awards. In 2018 Longrain, Tokyo won the most coveted prize in the Australian design award circles – Overall Winner at the IDEA Awards.

Stuart Krelle

PRINCIPAL/CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Stuart’s eclectic design idiom, rigorous conceptual focus and meticulous eye for detail enables him to splice a fusion of influences, in turn creating boldly iconographic settings underpinned by resourceful practicality.

His charismatic bespoke design solutions – from intricately crafted joinery to lighting and furniture pieces – have made him one of Australia’s most sought-after designers. Stuart’s uniquely filtered vision has taken him offshore in recent years designing restaurants through to extensive hotel fit-outs, receiving awards along the way. Notable recent projects include Tokyo’s eagerly awaited The Upper combining luxe dining with breezy sociable spaces plus the radical rejuvenation of the Art Deco Tattersall’s Hotel in NSW. Stuart regularly resides on design judging panels and delivers industry talks.

Rachel Luchetti

PRINCIPAL/CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Rachel is a creative chameleon. Whilst no two projects share stylistic similarities, each emotively layers ideas to tell ambient stories on multiple subliminal levels.

What aligns Rachel’s oeuvre is her unflinching focus upon conceptual integration with an ever- practical commitment to comfort and functionality. Notable projects include the multi award-winning Sydney harbourside landmark, Bathers’ Pavilion; Saké Manly; plus Melbourne’s wildly upbeat Ovolo South Yarra hotel. As a highly respected innovator amongst the Australian interior design community, Rachel regularly sits on advisory panels, judges awards and speaks at industry events. Committed to nurturing new local talent, she has lectured at both The University of NSW and The University of Technology Sydney, mentoring countless young designers along the way.

Luchetti Krelle is committed to building and maintaining an inclusive workplace environment that supports cultural diversity and gender equality. This includes equal opportunity for the advancement and development within our practice regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.

Services

We deliver captivating interiors that ignite compelling interactive experiences.

Rachel Luchetti and Stuart Krelle are directly involved in the management of all projects, collaborating closely with staff and external partners. Together with our registered architect and Group Practice Manager, Tommy Ford, our services also include new builds and major structural renovations to existing buildings (including heritage sites).

Our energetic commitment to innovative design coupled with extensive local and global experience with trusted builders, fabricators and suppliers ensures every project is approached with strategic foresight and managed with utmost flexibility when required. Extending ourselves across all facets of hospitality design, we offer a seamless collaborative client experience that above all else is highly personalised and inclusive.

Our architectural builds, renovations and interior design services include:

    • Spatial layouts and designs;
    • Council approval documentation and tendering;
    • Procuring and designing furnishings (including joinery, furniture and lighting);
    • Final interior styling including art curation.

In addition, we can offer total concepts – from branding and wayfinding to menu design – ensuring that design intent and messaging are mutually engaged to achieve aligned outcomes.

PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION
Nominated Registered Architect NSW ARB 9178
Nominated Registered Architect VIC ARVB 20424
Registered Design Practitioner DEP00002176
Registered Principal Design Practitioner PDP00000749

Awards

DRIVENXDESIGN SYDNEY DESIGN AWARDS 2021

SILVER WINNER | The Goodsline | Interior Design Hospitality Eat & Drink

DRIVENXDESIGN SYDNEY DESIGN AWARDS 2021

SILVER WINNER | The Goodsline | Eat & Drink

EAT DRINK DESIGN AWARDS 2021

COMMENDATION | Ovolo South Yarra | Best Hotel Design

EAT DRINK DESIGN AWARDS 2021

COMMENDATION | Ovolo South Yarra | Best Hotel Design

AUSTRALIAN INTERIOR DESIGN AWARDS 2021

SHORTLIST | The Upper| Hospitality Design

BELLE FANULI INTERIOR DESIGN AWARDS 2021

SHORTLIST | The Upper| Hospitality Interior

INTERIOR DESIGN EXCELLENCE AWARDS 2021

SHORTLIST | The Upper| International

EAT DRINK DESIGN AWARDS 2020

WINNER | Tattersalls Armidale | Best Hotel Design
SHORTLIST | Bathers’ Pavilion | Best Restaurant Design

RESTAURANT & BAR DESIGN AWARDS 2020

WINNER | Bathers’ Pavilion | International Multiple
SHORTLIST | Tattersalls Armidale | International Pub

SYDNEY DESIGN AWARDS 2020

SILVER WINNER | Bathers’ Pavilion | Interior Design Hospitality Eat & Drink
SILVER WINNER | Single O Surry Hills | Interior Design Hospitality Eat & Drink

INTERIOR DESIGN EXCELLENCE AWARDS (IDEA) 2020

SHORTLIST | Bathers’ Pavilion | Hospitality
SHORTLIST | Tattersalls Armidale | Hospitality
SHORTLIST | Castle Towers Food Precinct | Retail

AHA NSW AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE 2019

WINNER | Tattersalls Armidale | Best Regional New/Redeveloped Venue

INTERIOR DESIGN EXCELLENCE AWARDS (IDEA) 2019

SHORTLIST | G&Tea | Hospitality
SHORTLIST | Saké Manly | Hospitality

AUSTRALIAN INTERIOR DESIGN AWARDS 2019

SHORTLIST | Saké Manly | Hospitality

EAT DRINK DESIGN AWARDS 2019

SHORTLIST | Saké Manly | Restaurant
SHORTLIST | Bopp and Tone | Restaurant
SHORTLIST | Manly Greenhouse | Bar

INTERIOR DESIGN EXCELLENCE AWARDS (IDEA) 2018

WINNER | Longrain Tokyo | Overall Winner
WINNER | Longrain Tokyo | International
SHORTLIST | Mode Kitchen and Bar | Hospitality
SHORTLIST | Mermaids at SBCC | Hospitality
SHORTLIST | Shoal Bay Country Club | Hospitality
SHORTLIST | The Kitchen & The Patio at SBCC | Hospitality
SHORTLIST | Luchetti Krelle | Designer of the Year

EAT DRINK DESIGN AWARDS 2018

COMMENDATION | Little Bonny’s | Retail
SHORTLIST | Shoal Bay Country Club | Bar
SHORTLIST | Matinee Coffee | Café
SHORTLIST | Terminus Hotel | Hotel
SHORTLIST | The Kitchen & The Patio at SBCC | Restaurant
SHORTLIST | Social At Verandah | Restaurant

GERMAN DESIGN AWARD 2018

WINNER | M&G Cafe and Bar | Excellent Communications Design Interior Architecture
SPECIAL MENTION | MLC Centre | Excellent Communications Design Retail Architecture

INTERIOR DESIGN EXCELLENCE AWARDS (IDEA) 2017

SHORTLIST | Banksii | Hospitality

AUSTRALIAN INTERIOR DESIGN AWARDS 2017

SHORTLIST | M&G Cafe and Bar | Hospitality
SHORTLIST | Bar Brosé | Hospitality
SHORTLIST | Banksii | Hospitality

EAT DRINK DESIGN AWARDS 2017

SHORTLIST | Hurricane’s Grill | Restaurant
SHORTLIST | Mode Kitchen and Bar | Restaurant
SHORTLIST | Mei Wei Dumplings | Restaurant
SHORTLIST | M&G Cafe and Bar | Restaurant

INTERIOR DESIGN EXCELLENCE AWARDS (IDEA) 2016

SHORTLIST | Park Street Office | Workplace Under 1000 sqm
SHORTLIST | Single O CBD | Hospitality
SHORTLIST | Blackwood Pantry | Hospitality
SHORTLIST | The Tilbury Hotel | Hospitality

AUSTRALIAN INTERIOR DESIGN AWARDS 2016

SHORTLIST | The Tilbury Hotel | Hospitality
SHORTLIST | Hello Kitty Diner | Hospitality
SHORTLIST | Blackwood Pantry | Hospitality

AUSTRALIAN TIMBER DESIGN AWARDS 2016

SHORTLIST | MLC Centre

EAT DRINK DESIGN AWARDS 2016

SHORTLIST | MLC Centre | Retail Design
SHORTLIST | Single O CBD | Café
SHORTLIST | Hello Kitty Diner | Café
SHORTLIST | Blackwood Pantry | Café
SHORTLIST | The Tilbury Hotel | Bar
SHORTLIST | Bar Brosé | Bar

INTERIOR DESIGN EXCELLENCE AWARDS (IDEA) 2015

SHORTLIST | Cucina Vivo | Hospitality
SHORTLIST | Kiyomi | Hospitality

AUSTRALIAN INTERIOR DESIGN AWARDS 2015

COMMENDATION | Nutorious | Retail
SHORTLIST | ACME | Hospitality
SHORTLIST | The Butler | Restaurant
SHORTLIST | Hotel Centennial | Restaurant

EAT DRINK DESIGN AWARDS 2015

HIGH COMMENDATION | The Butler | Restaurant
HIGH COMMENDATION | Kiyomi | Restaurant
HIGH COMMENDATION | ACME | Restaurant
SHORTLIST | Cucina Vivo | Restaurant

INTERIOR DESIGN EXCELLENCE AWARDS (IDEA) 2014

HIGH COMMENDATION | Claremont House Driveway | Public Space
SHORTLIST | Luchetti Krelle | Designer of the Year
SHORTLIST | Walker & Jones Coffee Traders | Retail
SHORTLIST | Woolwich Pier Hotel | Hospitality
SHORTLIST | Hotel Centennial – The Oxford Bar | Hospitality

AUSTRALIAN INTERIOR DESIGN AWARDS 2014

SHORTLIST | Adriano Zumbo | Hospitality
SHORTLIST | Donny’s Bar | Hospitality
SHORTLIST | | Hospitality
SHORTLIST | Woolwich Pier Hotel | Hospitality

EAT DRINK DESIGN AWARDS 2014

SHORTLIST | Nutorious | Retail Design
SHORTLIST | Walker & Jones Coffee Traders | Café
SHORTLIST | | Café
SHORTLIST | Hotel Centennial – The Oxford Bar | Restaurant
SHORTLIST | Donny’s Bar | Bar

INTERIOR DESIGN EXCELLENCE AWARDS (IDEA) 2012

HIGH COMMENDATION | Adriano Zumbo | Retail Design

EAT DRINK DESIGN AWARDS 2012

WINNER | Adriano Zumbo | Retail Design
HIGH COMMENDATION | Momofuku Seiobo | Restaurant

INTERIOR DESIGN EXCELLENCE AWARDS (IDEA) 2010

WINNER | Luchetti Krelle | Designer of the Year – People’s Choice Award
SHORTLIST | Saké | Hospitality Interiors

AUSTRALIAN INTERIOR DESIGN AWARDS 2010

WINNER | Luchetti Krelle | Emerging Interior Design Practice

Awards

YEAR COMPETITION AWARD PROJECT
2021 DRIVENxDESIGN Sydney Design Awards
DRIVENxDESIGN Sydney Design Awards
Eat Drink Design Awards
Eat Drink Design Awards
Australian Interior Design Awards
Belle Fanuli Interior Design Awards
Interior Design Excellence Awards
SILVER WINNER | Interior Design Hospitality Eat & Drink
SILVER WINNER | Eat & Drink
COMMENDATION | Best Hotel Design
COMMENDATION | Best Hotel Design
SHORTLIST | Hospitality Design
SHORTLIST | Hospitality Interior
SHORTLIST | International
The Goodsline
The Goodsline
Ovolo South Yarra
Ovolo South Yarra
The Upper
The Upper
The Upper
2020 Eat Drink Design Awards
Restaurant & Bar Design Awards
Sydney Design Awards
Sydney Design Awards
Eat Drink Design Awards
Restaurant & Bar Design Awards
Interior Design Excellence Awards (IDEA)
Interior Design Excellence Awards (IDEA)
Interior Design Excellence Awards (IDEA)
WINNER | Best Hotel Design
WINNER | International Multiple
SILVER WINNER | Interior Design Hospitality Eat & Drink
SILVER WINNER | Interior Design Hospitality Eat & Drink
SHORTLIST | Best Restaurant Design
SHORTLIST | International Pub
SHORTLIST | Hospitality
SHORTLIST | Hospitality
SHORTLIST | Retail
Tattersalls Armidale
Bathers’ Pavilion
Bathers’ Pavilion
Single O Surry Hills
Bathers’ Pavilion
Tattersalls Armidale
Bathers’ Pavilion
Tattersalls Armidale
Castle Towers Food Precinct
2019 AHA NSW Awards For Excellence
Interior Design Excellence Awards (IDEA)
Interior Design Excellence Awards (IDEA)
Australian Interior Design Awards
Eat Drink Design Awards
Eat Drink Design Awards
Eat Drink Design Awards
WINNER | Best Regional New / Redeveloped Venue
SHORTLIST | Hospitality
SHORTLIST | Hospitality
SHORTLIST | Hospitality
SHORTLIST | Restaurant
SHORTLIST | Restaurant
SHORTLIST | Bar
Tattersalls Armidale
G&Tea
Saké Manly
Saké Manly
Saké Manly
Bopp and Tone
Manly Greenhouse
2018 Interior Design Excellence Awards (IDEA)
Interior Design Excellence Awards (IDEA)
German Design Awards
Interior Design Excellence Awards (IDEA)
Interior Design Excellence Awards (IDEA)
Interior Design Excellence Awards (IDEA)
Interior Design Excellence Awards (IDEA)
Interior Design Excellence Awards (IDEA)
Eat Drink Design Awards
Eat Drink Design Awards
Eat Drink Design Awards
Eat Drink Design Awards
Eat Drink Design Awards
Eat Drink Design Awards
German Design Awards
WINNER | Overall Winner
WINNER | International
WINNER | Excellent Communications Design Interior Architecture
COMMENDATION | Retail
SHORTLIST | Hospitality
SHORTLIST | Hospitality
SHORTLIST | Hospitality
SHORTLIST | Hospitality
SHORTLIST | Designer of the Year
SHORTLIST | Bar
SHORTLIST | Café
SHORTLIST | Hotel
SHORTLIST | Restaurant
SHORTLIST | Restaurant
SPECIAL MENTION | Excellent Communications Retail Interior Architecture
Longrain Tokyo
Longrain Tokyo
M&G Café and Bar
Little Bonny’s
Mode Kitchen and Bar
Mermaids at SBCC
Shoal Bay Country Club
The Kitchen & The Patio at SBCC
Luchetti Krelle
Shoal Bay Country Club
Matinee Coffee
Terminus Hotel
The Kitchen & The Patio at SBCC
Social at Verandah
MLC Centre
2017 Interior Design Excellence Awards (IDEA)
Australian Interior Design Awards
Australian Interior Design Awards
Australian Interior Design Awards
Eat Drink Design Awards
Eat Drink Design Awards
Eat Drink Design Awards
Eat Drink Design Awards
SHORTLIST | Hospitality
SHORTLIST | Hospitality
SHORTLIST | Hospitality
SHORTLIST | Hospitality
SHORTLIST | Restaurant
SHORTLIST | Restaurant
SHORTLIST | Restaurant
SHORTLIST | Restaurant
Banksii
M&G Café and Bar
Bar Brosé
Banksii
Hurricane’s Grill
Mode Kitchen and Bar
Mei Wei Dumplings
M&G Café and Bar
2016 Interior Design Excellence Awards (IDEA)
Interior Design Excellence Awards (IDEA)
Interior Design Excellence Awards (IDEA)
Interior Design Excellence Awards (IDEA)
Australian Interior Design Awards
Australian Interior Design Awards
Australian Interior Design Awards
Australian Timber Design Awards
Eat Drink Design Awards
Eat Drink Design Awards
Eat Drink Design Awards
Eat Drink Design Awards
Eat Drink Design Awards
Eat Drink Design Awards
SHORTLIST | Workplace under 1000sqm
SHORTLIST | Hospitality
SHORTLIST | Hospitality
SHORTLIST | Hospitality
SHORTLIST | Hospitality
SHORTLIST | Hospitality
SHORTLIST | Hospitality
SHORTLIST
SHORTLIST | Retail Design
SHORTLIST | Café
SHORTLIST | Café
SHORTLIST | Café
SHORTLIST | Bar
SHORTLIST | Bar
Park Street Office
Single O CBD
Blackwood Pantry
The Tilbury Hotel
The Tilbury Hotel
Hello Kitty Diner
Blackwood Pantry
MLC Centre
MLC Centre
Single O CBD
Hello Kitty Diner
Blackwood Pantry
The Tilbury Hotel
Bar Brosé
2015 Eat Drink Design Awards
Eat Drink Design Awards
Eat Drink Design Awards
Australian Interior Design Awards
Interior Design Excellence Awards (IDEA)
Interior Design Excellence Awards (IDEA)
Australian Interior Design Awards
Australian Interior Design Awards
Australian Interior Design Awards
Eat Drink Design Awards
HIGH COMMENDATION | Restaurant
HIGH COMMENDATION | Restaurant
HIGH COMMENDATION | Restaurant
COMMENDATION | Retail
SHORTLIST | Hospitality
SHORTLIST | Hospitality
SHORTLIST | Hospitality
SHORTLIST | Restaurant
SHORTLIST | Restaurant
SHORTLIST | Restaurant
The Butler
Kiyomi
ACME
Nutorious
Cucina Vivo
Kiyomi
ACME
The Butler
Hotel Centennial
Cucina Vivo
2014 Interior Design Excellence Awards (IDEA)
Interior Design Excellence Awards (IDEA)
Interior Design Excellence Awards (IDEA)
Interior Design Excellence Awards (IDEA)
Interior Design Excellence Awards (IDEA)
Australian Interior Design Awards
Australian Interior Design Awards
Australian Interior Design Awards
Australian Interior Design Awards
Eat Drink Design Awards
Eat Drink Design Awards
Eat Drink Design Awards
Eat Drink Design Awards
Eat Drink Design Awards
HIGH COMMENDATION | Public Space
SHORTLIST | Designer of the Year
SHORTLIST | Retail
SHORTLIST | Hospitality
SHORTLIST | Hospitality
SHORTLIST | Hospitality
SHORTLIST | Hospitality
SHORTLIST | Hospitality
SHORTLIST | Hospitality
SHORTLIST | Retail Design
SHORTLIST | Café
SHORTLIST | Café
SHORTLIST | Restaurant
SHORTLIST | Bar
Claremont House Driveway
Luchetti Krelle
Walker & Jones Coffee Traders
Woolwich Pier Hoel
Hotel Centennial – The Oxford Bar
Adriano Zumbo
Donny’s Bar
**
Woolwich Pier Hotel
Nutorious
Walker & Jones Coffee Traders
**
Hotel Centennial – The Oxford Bar
Donny’s Bar
2012 Eat Drink Design AwardsInterior Design Excellence Awards (IDEA)
Eat Drink Design Awards
WINNER | Retail Design
HIGH COMMENDATION | Retail Design
HIGH COMMENDATION | Restaurant
Adriano Zumbo
Adriano Zumbo
Momofuku Seiobo
2010 Interior Design Excellence Awards (IDEA)
Australian Interior Design Awards
Interior Design Excellence Awards (IDEA)
WINNER | Designer of the Year – People’s Choice Award
WINNER | Emerging Interior Design Practice
SHORTLIST | Hospitality Interiors
Luchetti Krelle
Luchetti Krelle
Saké