Her Melbourne

The historical Pacific House on Melbourne’s Lonsdale Street is an ancient cigar manufacturer that went through an in-depth renovation in 2022, reopening as the new Her Community Space. Re-imagined by Dion Hall, the space shows strong ties to Melbourne’s art scene.

L’Observatoire International illuminated the soundproof Music Room, bar and hang-out space, fitted with timber panels and cushy velvet booths. L’Observatoire International developed a customized lighting system for the prominent stairwell of the new Her Melbourne Community Space. The five story building is an open-air oasis with a rooftop that accommodates a BBQ and bar. Bright and playful, the design includes details like Italian marble floors and Parisian-inspired skirted stools. From way up here, guests can enjoy uninterrupted city views.


Location Melbourne, Australia
Date Completed 2022
Designers Dion Hall
Tamsin Johnson
Architect Jackson Clements Burrows Architects
Lighting Collaborator Adrian Pizzey
Client HQ Group & Arbory
Type Hospitality
Status Built

L'Observatoire Intl Team
Principal Hervé Descottes
Project Leader Wei Jien
Project Team Leah Xandora Waan Mankhongphithak