22 DEC 2023



A location that needs no introduction, we talk to the creative mind behind our first Sydney store. From a concrete shell into a work of art, this is DISSH Bondi. 

“It’s important the space felt as beautiful as the clothes the customer was trying on.”

– Brahman Perera

What were the non-negotiables for DISSH when bringing the design to life?

B: The space needs to operate very functionally. It had to be a functional backdrop to the clothing, and that was what was at the forefront of my mind. But it also had to be beautiful and graphic as it stands, because that’s what draws people in. DISSH obviously has a very strong online presence, so I really wanted the physical space to relay that same impression. When it comes to contemporary design, I tend to think of it in two lenses: the physical experience, but also how does it translate in photography, and how is it experienced digitally? That’s just part of the world we live in now. Looking at the beautiful travertine Brud chair and the floral arrangements alongside the clothes, it’s not just one or the other. It’s what I hoped it would be, and that is people buying into a lifestyle and a whole understanding of the brand, not just the clothing as a singular item. It’s the connection with the entire brand and what that ethos is.

T: I think for me, my non-negotiable was preserving and honouring what we had done so far in the spaces like Noosa, Pacific Fair, and Chadstone, but evolving it into something more dimensional. When when I was doing my research into designers and architects who could help us enter this next chapter, your level of detail in layering all these textural and interesting things, I think those were all the little touches that makes Bondi so beautiful

Travertine mosaic floor inlay 

Original 1971 Alessandro Becchi Anfibio Convertible sofa 

"DISSH Bondi was such an incredibly important chapter, and I wanted to design a space that felt honest and true to the brand."

– Brahman Perera

Favourite design aspect of the store:

B: It’s the change rooms. It’s that dramatic effect that I’m always drawn to. I love fabric for its softness and the movement it has. I think between that and the beautiful application of carpet that runs from the floor and then up the walls, it gives the space a soft, enveloping feel.

T: The carpet is up there but I also love your table design.

B: It’s funny because I would never specify a glass table for anywhere else at that scale. I hesitate to use the word ‘femininity’, but we’ve talked about softness and texture, and that feeling of elegance but then there are some really structured, brutalist additions that somehow worked their way in and they were perfect.

Describe the DISSH Bondi space in one word:

B: I wrote down ‘essence’. I think of the basic nature of things, or the qualities that make something what it is.

T: ‘Sophisticated’. It really does feel like we’ve kind of stepped into our sophisticated era, and hopefully something we can continue to create with new sites. I feel like we put on our big girl pants.

Shop DISSH in store at 1/11 Hall St, Bondi, 2026

Brud Studia travertine chair 

MR10 Cane Chair

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