Design Twins is a homewares store by Crystal Bailey and Mitchel Lindsay in lifestyle hub Precinct 75.
Bailey and Lindsay started making handmade concrete homewares in their apartment. They make lightweight indoor-outdoor pots, which can be made-to-order in store.
Design Twins is a concept store – interactive and experiential. Customers can see the makers at work. The space is more like a residential display suite than a shop. The stock spans art, custom furniture, homewares and linen. The collection of wares is Australian made and/or designed, sourced through friends.
The store has retained the industrial feel of the old Taubman’s paint factory warehouse, but displays are polished and beautiful. The space is Scandinavian-inspired with a graphic edge. Interiors are intentionally monochromatic, allowing the pieces on display to become the features. There’s lots of fur, linen, leather and timbers, as opposed to big, bright pops of colour.
Furniture is made to order, with select décor pieces, such as tableware and candles, available to purchase in store. The pieces, therefore, are one-of-a-kind. Bailey’s particular favourites are the Incy Interiors four-poster beds, Astella Designs resin artworks, and Barnaby Lane chairs.
The Design Twins hosts art exhibitions every few months. Framed works are displayed in situ, giving customers an idea of how various pieces could look in their own home.