Hunter Lab launches Summer Skin Store
With the sun-drenched shores of Sorrento and the Mornington Peninsula as a backdrop, Hunter Lab is thrilled to announce the opening of its exclusive Summer Skin Pop-Up Store.
Inspired by the pristine beauty of Victoria’s ‘Peninsula’, Hunter Lab’s first store encapsulates the essence of modern luxury while paying homage to the rich history and timeless charm of heritage features that surrounds it.
One of the cornerstones of Hunter Lab’s ethos is a commitment to luxury and quality, sustainability and local manufacturing. The store proudly showcases this dedication through thoughtfully curated products that embody craftsmanship and eco-conscious values.
Customers can shop the entire range of Hunter Lab skin, body and hair care essentials and accessories, including the 2023 gifting collection. This year’s gifting lab crafts luxury design with sustainable manufacturing practices to hero a range of limited-edition compostable cartons.
Emphasising the brand’s commitment to supporting local, the Summer Pop-Up features a stunning selection of pieces by talented local artists and designers;
South Drawn’s magnificent handcrafted light fixtures, Emma Shepherd of Sundance Studio’s intricately crafted woven textiles, Yoli Haus luxury Turkish Cotton towelling, En Gold tiled plinths and Baden Croft’s mesmerising artwork all take centre stage, curated in synergy to enhance the Hunter Lab experience. Find out more below.
Join us in Sorrento from Monday December 11, 2023 to Wednesday 31 January, 2024 to celebrate and shop for the first time Hunter Lab’s unique and innovative luxury Melbourne-made skincare solutions crafted for every body.
Store Address: 142 Ocean Beach Road, Sorrento VIC 3943
Opening Hours: The Summer Pop-up Store is now closed.
We've worked with some incredible local designers to bring the store to life. Find out more about each artist and their pieces below. To purchase any piece please contact email@example.com
Flinders based weaver Emma Shepherd graduated with a BA in Textile Design from RMIT in 2018. The preservation and continuation of hand weaving processes are an integral part of her practise. Her work crosses the boundaries between art and craft, decorative and functional. The slowness that comes from handling each thread, winding it, threading it, knotting it, means that her pieces are imbued with connection and care.
Material is the starting point for all her pieces. Linen, silk, paper, bast fibres form the core of her practice.
190cm x 57cm x 35cm
Baden Croft’s practice is influenced by a life spent exploring the rugged Australian wilderness. Based on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula, the early career artist spends countless hours free diving and trudging through bushland in search of a subject or moment that sparks his interest.
Artwork: ‘Clamber’, 2023
100x105cm, Oil on linen
"Clamber" is a captivating artwork that intricately weaves together Croft’s contemplation of pre-colonial forests and the thick, impenetrable bushland faced by Australia's first settlers. Inspired by the rich biodiversity found within the Australian landscape, the piece immerses viewers in the pastel hues of Victorian bush. Croft skilfully captures the essence of dappled light and moist cool air, inviting observers to explore the intricate layers of history and nature within the canvas.
Brothers Luke and Christian Mills from South Drawn have carved their niche in innovative lighting by sourcing inspiration off the beaten track. Our adventurous sense of discovery begins with the investigation of materials and fabrication methods – this exploration then follows us all the way through the design journey. Firmly embedded in this process is a sense of responsibility to design and fabricate high-end lighting that meets the criteria of thoughtfully designed pieces.
The driving force behind South Drawn can be attributed to our two founders, Luke and Christian Mills. By combining their respective skill sets, they collectively lead a team who design and fabricate from our Melbourne-based workshop.
Colour: Savoye, white frame
En Gold was founded by Husband and Wife team, Steffanie and Matt Ball. Having experienced a life rich in worldwide travel and multicultural heritage. The En Gold range was born out of a combined appreciation for timeless interiors and craftsmanship. En Gold provides a platform for designers and makers from around the world, alongside their own collections. A community proud to bridge the gap between Australia and its neighbouring countries, who share a fundamental desire to celebrate craftsmanship and embrace slow interiors.
Grey Stone Plinths
Colour: Grey Stone
Size: Medium & Large
RRP: $680 and $780
YŌLI towels offer a new standard of luxury towelling with a considered approach. Using the most premium grade OEKO-TEX certified organic and sustainable Turkish Cotton with a softly spun yarn technique, woven into a heavy weight GSM, the product quality is evident from the first touch. Larger than a standard towel size, heavier than the average and the most plush to touch. YŌLI embraces your body, bringing a luxury bathing experience to your home.
Hand Towel (Sand & Forest) - RRP $40
Bath Towel (Sand & Forest) - RRP $130
Bath Mat (Sand & Forest) - RRP$60
Body Brush - RRP $40