The building presentation service combines:
— Investigation of interior and exterior decorative finishes by our conservation specialists: on site, through sample analysis and through research
— Assessment of significance of decorative treatments
— Working with experts on the analysis of paint materials, etc.
— Design of decorative schemes, ranging from accurate reconstructions to context-sensitive interpretations
— Sourcing of original or appropriate materials, applied finishes, fabrics, wallpapers, carpets, light fittings, etc.
— Documentation and supervision
Lovell Chen’s highly trained team brings to this process considerable knowledge and experience of working with all periods of decorative treatments in Australia. We have built up a body of technical knowledge over more than 35 years in this field — integrating research, analytical and design skills.
Examples of our work include: the meticulous restoration of the interior of the Gothic Bank in Collins Street, Melbourne; the investigation of the exterior finishes of the dome of the State Library of Victoria and the development of appropriate solutions for its refurbishment; exteriors works at Flinders Street Station and investigations at the Palais Theatre, St Kilda; furniture design and interior scheme for Ormond College Gables Project; and the restoration of the 1935 Myer Mural Hall.
Other projects include restoration and refurbishment schemes for places of worship, town halls, adapted industrial buildings, official government residences, museums, historic mansions and individual houses.