LUC. was established in 2013. The first solo retail venture for Lucy Given. Lucy has 30 years experience in both commercial and residential interior design and retail. It was very much a natural progression, from being immersed in design projects and sourcing product to providing a retail outlet for great design that led to opening the door of LUC.
With a depth of knowledge and a confidence from experience, Lucy has curated an eclectic and visually beautiful range of homewares, furniture, art and fashion. LUC. has established itself as a go-to source for design and a showcase for interesting, iconic, well-designed product.
In 2016 the business was awarded Best Homewares retailer of the year and went on to represent Australia at the Chicago Homewares Show - where Lucy was honoured to win the Martin M. Pegler Award for Visual Merchandising Excellence.
In 2018 the store was also the winner of Retailer of the Year at the Life Instyle GALA awards.
Lucy has since presented lectures on Store Design, Visual Merchandising and Successful Regional Retail experiences at the Reed Gift Fairs and Life Instyle, and has been honoured to be a judge for Design Tasmania's 2018 Design Award
"Tasmania is an island State - and is somewhat isolated from mainland Australia. I grew up here in Hobart but lived away for most of my adult life because I believed the 'rest of the world was out there'. I have been lucky enough to live not only in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane but in London, Florence and (my special home) Byron Bay. But Tasmania is like the Hotel California - you can check out but never leave. With the advent of the amazing art gallery and museum MONA, and the growth and popularity of cold-climate wines and pure food, there is now a genuine feeling of optimism, pride and excitement about what Tasmania has to offer. The extraordinary quality of the food, the restaurants, the wine, the art, the festivals and now there is some great retail to offer too! Whenever I travel I seek out great experiences - whether that be food and wine, entertainment or shopping and I know that is what travelers expect when they come to Hobart - but the local population is justifiably discerning and demanding of this also, and LUC. provides a source for international, iconic, interesting and unique design not seen previously in Tasmania."