Akin Atelier redefines the brand's local language to reflect the bassike Armadale store's urban setting.
Occupying a vast 170sqm space, planning expresses a residential tone led by partitioned areas which simultaneously segment the floorplan and guide the retail experience.
Engaging a material palette of stained oak joinery inset with linen screening, the partitions express a 1970s mood, adding warmth to base-build elements of brick, aggregate concrete flooring, and mesh-wire safety glass.
Beyond the linear point-of-sale, the midpoint of the store opens to a double height volume with angled skylight that draws light into the space. This paerture is overlaid with a custom timber screen that casts a shadow play throughout the day.
Fitting rooms are positioned to the rear of the ground floor volume and are clad in stained-oak timber panelling, with
linen drapery in moss green adding warmth while punctuating the 70s mood of the space.
Upstairs leads to a private mezzanine which serves as a by-appointment client suite. This light-drenched room is designed
to feel like a living space with an oversized fitting room. Floor to ceiling mesh-wire safety glass hints at the retail
Australian design is championed by the addition of Jardan sofas, Henry Wilson sconce lighting & stools, Oko Olo wall
hooks, and an artwork by Melbourne-based artist, Eleanor Millard.