Ausclass Pty Ltd engaged LDA for our second Bellucci Shoes Project at Westfield Miranda. Our first project was done with a different designer who did not leave us satisfied. It was a pleasant contrast to deal with Kirk and his professional team at LDA.
Kirk is an attentive listener who genuinely tries to understand what the customer wants their project to look and function like. He applied his extensive experience in designing our store and used his foresight to help navigate the project along a smooth, surprise-free trajectory. Throughout our dealings, I found Kirk to be a great communicator. This includes not only keeping everyone up to date with any design developments, but also being able to resolve any issues that arose in an efficient and collaborative manner. One of the most impressive talents Kirk exhibited time and time again, was his ability to quickly understand any construction problems and sketch up a solution on a piece of paper, right in front of you. He possesses an amazing gift for spatial awareness and sketching, which always resulted in a comprehensive illustration. I have worked with many people and I would say that Kirk is one of the few rare individuals who found their true calling in life; he radiates passion for his work, he is very talented at what he does and he goes above and beyond in his quest for achieving an exceptional design.
I would certainly recommend Kirk and LDA to anyone who is after a top quality design.
Alex Arkatov - Project Manager
Feedback from stakeholders on the appearance and presentation of the store has been extremely positive, and continues to pour in. We would like to express our sincere thanks to you and your team for your commitment and dedication to the project,
Carolina Iannuzzi - Project Manager
CLIENT / LANDLORD
LDA have truly delivered an exciting new concept store for us, with an international quality to complement the neighbouring world brands. The store has been a great success because the design creates a pleasant and interesting shopping environment consistent with our company's profile and styling. We thank you for your tireless attention to detail to make certain the store opened successfully on time and as per your vision.
Rod Levis - Owner & Founder
Cue Clothing Co.
Lenard Design Associates has designed a full range of retail environments for Simone Perele throughout Australia (from Department store concessions and outlet stores to full priced stand-alone stores). Our business relationship with Kirk has spanned over 8 years, during which we've built up a trust and understanding that allows LDA to design all our projects with minimal oversight from our office in Melbourne or Simone Perele's head office in Paris. Kirk's long history associated with global luxury brands and his experience working internationally gives him a strong brand awareness and retail knowledge... we did not hesitate to entrust Lenard Design Associates with being a “store design” ambassador for the Simone Perele brand.
Michael Rosenfield - Managing Director
Simone Perele Australia
Ankor loves working on LDA projects whether they be furniture, lighting or entire shop fit outs - their designs are always interesting, well thought out and very well detailed. Kirk is always on top of the latest technologies and manages to come up with clever construction details that work well and are a joy to fabricate… Kirk is involved from the start to the end, he is always happy to visit the factory and work out the finest detail with you and he values your input. In my 45 years in the shopfitting industry, I consider Kirk to be one of the best designers I have ever worked with.
John Hopkins – Director
Ankor Merchandising Systems
I’d like to express the pleasure I’ve had in working with Kirk Lenard over the past two decades. From the beginning Kirk has assisted Chantecaille with the design of our in-store experience and has continued evolving the look of our stores over the years. His history with many prestigious luxury brands and experience working all over the world have provided a wealth of knowledge that’s very hard to come by. Kirk has a knack for being on top of current trends and an understanding of fashion which is invaluable to a brand like ours. Although we’ve spent valuable time working together face-to face, for the most part our relationship with Lenard Design Associates has been conducted from opposite sides of the world developing a trust and understanding that seamlessly delivers projects in such far-flung locations as Korea, Hong Kong, and the Middle East, as well as in Europe, Canada and the US. This is the reason we’ve always come back to LDA and why we continue to trust them with the Chantecaille image.
Sylvie Chantecaille - Founder
After a selection process that narrowed down a shortlist of seven potential candidates, Rebel Sport selected Lenard Design Associates to develop a new retail design concept for the brand. The brief called for an easy-to-implement upgrade strategy that added “wow factor” across the national network of Rebel Sport stores. We wanted a design which introduced key design elements that were in line with our brand’s philosophy and goals. The design solutions LDA came up with were exciting for our brand and took Rebel Sport in a whole new direction, away from the “budget look” of years past. LDA’s contract has been expanded from a partial Bondi Junction refurbishment to include a new Doncaster flagship store and 6 regional stores, with further rollouts to follow. The concept they developed was exactly what the Board of Directors was looking for and we thank Kirk and his team for the effort, dedication and creativity they have brought to the Rebel brand.
Ohna De Swardt - Retail Project Manager
I would like to congratulate you on the creation of an outstanding design for our new Cult Beauty counters in David Jones. Kirk showed a lot of creativity working with Trimex to develop a beautiful, functional and eye-catching concept for our new brand. His expertise and commitment were second-to-none and he delivered a design that surpassed our expectations. The prototype in DJs newly refurbished Elizabeth Street store has received high praise from staff and customers. It provided a wonderful platform for our transition from cosmetics distribution into the world of retail. Sales targets were double our expectations and have guaranteed our future success with the concept as we develop across the Myer store network. The international design award you received was proof of your success in the design community. Trimex would like to back that award up with our own commendation for the business successes we've achieved. Thank you for a job well done.
Piret Simmul - Brand Manager