James Squire Newcastle

James Squire Newcastle

Collins and Turner are currently developing designs for a series of brew bars across Australian for James Squire – Australia’s premier craft beer brand.

The new bar fit-outs are being incorporated into both existing and new James Squire venues. The first two in Adelaide and Newcastle were completed in 2012. Designs are currently in progress for major sites in Brisbane and Scarborough WA.

Authenticity of flavour and truth to materials are touchstones of the concepts which unify the designs.

Materials are utilised that would have been common in Squire’s time, however handled and articulated in an innovative contemporary manner.

The initial venues combine raw black steel, bottle colored amber glass, custom copper light fittings, and timber blackened by fire and bitumen to create a rich dark environment as a back drop to strategic branding elements developed by graphic design studio Extra Black.

The designs are finely detailed – from custom made light fittings and furniture pieces to a range of playing cards that depict the stories of James Squires life and will be used as feature wall surfaces.

The Newcastle venue was designed and constructed over a 12 week period and opened in December 2012.

James Garrett – Vogue Shopfitting
Richard Glover