AT THE GREAT INDOORS WE CREATE BEAUTIFUL AND FUNCTIONAL RETAIL DESIGN, WORKPLACE, HOSPITALITY AND BRAND INTERIOR DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE.
WE UNDERSTAND HOW TO CONNECT AND CURATE YOUR BRAND WITH AN ARCHITECTURAL SPACE. A SPACE THAT IS ENGAGING WITH CUSTOMER AND USER EXPERIENCE.
The Great Indoors
Location Sydney, NSW, Australia
T +61 (0) 437 937660
Our 'sweetspot' is creating and developing new concept designs based on intelligent brand & design strategy.
We work with our clients reviewing and setting the tone for the right creative territory to align with their brand. We celebrate a brand within a physical space and we work closely with our industry partners to develop strategic direction, brand & digital creative design.
We are a team of creative & highly skilled interior designers and architects.
BIOGRAPHY & EXPERIENCE
Lee Hopkinson - Design Director
Lee Hopkinson is the Founder and Design Director of The Great Indoors. The Great Indoors have successfully created design award winning projects for both National and International Brands in Service, Food and Fashion Retail, QSR and commercial workplace architecture, interior design and branded environments projects.
The Great Indoors clients include Samsung, Landor, Designworks, Born and Raised, Top Juice, IGA, KFC, Red Rooster and Officeworks.
Over the last 20 years Lee has worked on local and international projects with architects, brand agencies and developers across UK, Europe, Australia, Asia and USA. From individual retail flagship stores, departments stores, retail food experiences and shopping centres to public spaces, mixed use residential/retail buildings and commercial workplace fit outs.
Notable projects whilst working for architects and design agencies whilst living in London include Foster and Partners’ first international skyscraper in New York for Hearst Media Group, Nike ID experience NikeTown, Asprey and Fortnum and Mason retail projects in London.
Lee has a distinct hand drawing style that enables clear visual creative conceptual communication and ideas with clients and the broader consultants team.
Lee has lectured within Billy Blue Design College (Laureate International Universities) in Ideas Generation, Creative Thinking and Branded Environments.
Gesa Hopkinson - Studio Director
Gesa is a gifted and qualified German architect with a degree in Engineering and graduated top of the class with distinction.
Gesa has more than 20 Years experience in interior design, architecture and master planning projects across Europe and Australia.
During Gesa’s time whilst living in London Gesa worked for a selection of the UK’s most respected architectural firms, Nicholas Hare Architects, Stanton Williams Architects, Denton Corker Marshall and Jamie Forbert Architects.
Gesa has a very strong technical knowledge for construction & design documentation. Gesa encourages and believes in thorough project management and office procedure systems.
Gesa has lectured within Billy Blue Design College (Laureate International Universities) in teaching final year students the finer points of documentation and FF&E schedule specifications on project work.
Gesa joined her husband Lee Hopkinson in 2015 to jointly run and operate The Great Indoors as Studio Director.
Clearly Eyeware Retail Experience Sydney
Winner of Sydney Design Award for Best Retail Experience & Finalist for World Retail Awards 2014
Officeworks 3D Print Service Retail Experience Melbourne
Gold Winner of Melbourne Design Award for Best Service Retail & Finalists of Popai Awards 2015
KFC Urban Concept Store Sydney
Shortlisted for Timber Australian Design Awards