The best of Luc

A Ho­bart re­tailer’s keen eye for de­sign ex­cel­lence has cat­a­pulted her onto the world stage.

Australian House & Garden - - Insider -

From a sub­ur­ban cot­tage to a 19th-cen­tury her­itage sand­stone ware­house on the Ho­bart wa­ter­front

in four years... the tra­jec­tory of Lucy Given’s de­sign store, Luc, has been sharp and swift. And this month Lucy (be­low) is off to Chicago, to rep­re­sent the Aus­tralian re­tail scene at the IHA

Global In­no­va­tion Awards, her re­ward for win­ning Re­tailer of the Year at the re­cent

2017 Aus­tralian Gift & Life In­style Awards.

With more than 25 years’ ex­pe­ri­ence in re­tail and in­te­rior de­sign, Lucy says she found the tran­si­tion from sourc­ing for clients to shop­ping for her own store a nat­u­ral pro­gres­sion. “Af­ter iden­ti­fy­ing a gap in the lo­cal mar­ket for high-end de­sign, the ob­vi­ous step was to cre­ate a space to show­case the prod­uct I was seek­ing my­self,” she says.

To­day, the gallery-like Luc is a de­signer won­der­land filled with fash­ion, home­wares, fur­ni­ture and art hand-picked by Lucy. She and her staff are friendly, knowl­edge­able and happy to chat about any­thing, from prod­uct de­sign to lo­cal din­ing hotspots.

“I’m hon­oured and proud that my knowl­edge and ex­pe­ri­ence have been recog­nised,” says Lucy. “I’ve worked hard to cre­ate the con­cept of this store, and I’m so pleased that peo­ple can see the pas­sion be­hind what I do. I hope I’m a good rep­re­sen­ta­tion of Aus­tralian re­tail.” www.lucde­sign­

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