Hospitality Design By Hospitality People.
We design hospitality interiors as if we owned hospitality businesses. That’s because we have owned them.
Design For Success. We don’t design for our egos or design awards. We design for efficiency because your layout is critical to labour costs. We design so you don’t waste your hard earned capital. We design so your restaurant, bar or cafe looks and feels incredible, stands out from the competition and brings the people in. Then it’s up to you to wow the crowds with your offering, create the community you want & bring in the profits with your operational skills.
But Don’t Take Our Word For It. Let Huri from the legendary Hero Sandwich House explain what it's like to design with Millé. Huri's success has meant an expansion to Melbourne - with both Auckland & Melbourne stores bringing in the crowds and selling out every day.
Restaurants, Cafes & Bars Don't Succeed Because Of Great Design. We've all seen a beautifully designed restaurant go under six months after opening.
They Don’t Succeed Because Of Great Offerings Either. Places with amazing food & beverages go out of business every single day.
They Succeed Because Of 1,000 Individual Things Done Right. Successful restaurants, cafe & bars win when 1,000 different things are purposefully brought together to create an environment and experience customers love, rave about, and can't wait to come back to. 1,000 things combined to create an efficient, profitable business. 1,000 things from lighting to furniture, music, menu, service, prices, food, drinks, decor, location, lease terms, layout, construction costs, compliance and on and on and on. 1,000 things that mean the difference between a well calculated risk and a soul crushing financial disaster (trust me, I’ve won and lost on these businesses and I know the very real price of success and failure).
Our Clients Say It Best. Listen to Tim Van Der Werff from the much loved Double Dutch Fries explain how Millé helped him go from a simple food truck operation to full blown hospitality offering in Takapuna’s Hurstmere Lane.
Work With Designers Who Know The Price Of Success (And Failure). My name is Gerrick Numan and I'm the founder of Millé, an interior design firm helping our clients design and build successful hospitality businesses. I come from a very unique position in the design world. I've owned multiple hospitality businesses (from a casual local to a 400m2 warehouse with queues out the door everyday), but I've also studied years of art, design & construction and been the general manager of one of New Zealand's most renowned and award-winning design firms, managing dozens of successful hospitality interior projects every year. Whether you're looking to open a café, bar or restaurant, my team and I can help you develop a solid concept and stunning interior which gets customers through the door and successfully establishes your business in the hospitality industry. We will walk you through every single step of the interior design and fit-out process, from concept development & design to building consent, construction, compliance and operational guidance, giving you the best possible chance of making your dream a reality and creating a venue your customers love.
Work With Designers Who Have Been Where You Want To Go. I’ve worked with Charles Williams for years and helped him and his brother Patrick find, lease, design and build their unbelievable Williams Eatery in Wynyard Quarter. They’ve already been lauded and awarded by all the local cultural media and are well on their way to becoming an iconic hospitality duo and destination.
The Cold Hard Truth About The Hospitality Industry. Most hospitality businesses fail in the first year, leaving their owners out of work and hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt. I know what it's like to work 80+ hours a week and struggle to break even. However, I've also turned around failing businesses and know what it takes to turn things around and increase your income by 500% in 3 months. I want to help you have similar success. I will combine my hospitality knowledge, construction & design expertise and years of experience to create an interior which ensures you not only avoid the scrap heap, but become an icon in your community.
So Busy He Had To Turn Off Online Ordering. Let Simon Murphy from Umu Pizza & Next Door Cocktail Bar explain how Millé helped him design and open his pizzeria that Metro Magazine crowned as one of the best new openings of 2018 and had him turning off online ordering because they simply couldn’t keep up with demand!
Designs Which Get Customers Queueing For Tables. Regardless of what stage you're at, whether you're looking for the perfect building or you've got a site but need help with the design and compliance, my team and I can help. The process will be inclusive - we'll discuss your fears, goals, values, desires, loves, hates, target market, competition and everything else. Unlike some designers who have never actually worked in hospitality, I won't talk down to you. I won't use convoluted design terms and totally impractical and expensive esoteric ideas. We'll simply work together to create a unique space which stands out from the crowd, exceeds the expectations of your customers and makes them fall in love with your venue. A space both you and your customers love, with the aim of bringing your hospitality dream to life and getting you an excellent financial return in the process.
It's More Believable When You Hear It From Actual Clients. Here's Andrew & Hannah from Behemoth Brewing and A Lady Butcher explaining what it's like to work with me & the Millé team.
Book your free 30-minute consultation to discuss hospitality design that decreases risks, makes the most of your construction budget & maximises revenue potential. If you’re a good fit, we’ll do a site visit and give you a free conceptual design of your future restaurant, cafe or bar worth well over $3,000.