Occupying the ground floor of an original terrace on Armadale’s High Street, CAMILLA AND MARC Armadale expresses a residential, European tone through the architectural qualities of the site and the tactile material composition of the interiors.
The rectilinear site is comprised of 4 sequential rooms, divided by low-lying steps and travertine architraves. Each room conveys subtle shifts in materiality, whilst visually aligning with CAMILLA AND MARC retail vernacular.
The front room offers a sense of arrival with two-tone travertine checkerboard floors, travertine skirting and two-tone custom colour marmorino render walls. Custom hanging rails trace the walls, and a one-off Pearl Wave Onyx-clad counter anchors the space and extends into the second room.
The second & third rooms are defined by custom grey oiled European oak floorboards laid in a herringbone pattern with continuous travertine
skirting - tying in with the front room. A pair of large rectangular windows, newly introduced to the space, allow light into the mid-point of the long & lean site ensuring the availability of natural light throughout the day. The second room offers a fitting room swathed in Kvdarat Raf Simons Helia Boucle in a pumpkin shade, cleverly tucked into a nook adjacent to the balustrade. Hanging rails continue, following the curve of the marmorino wall, with an integrated travertine plinth designed to serve as a curated accessories display.
Sited to the rear of the store is the fitting room space & dedicated accessories area, an intimate space composed of 3 fitting rooms, integrated custom shelving all seamlessly finished in marmorino, sitting area with Grazia & Co’s Reeno Lounge Chair, and a tea-service alcove. This final volume is celebrated with new double-height volume, punctured with a skylight, and two new oversized windows allowing natural light and greenery from the rear courtyard - designed by Myles Baldwin Design - to filter into the store.
CAMILLA AND MARC Armadale is the eighth store designed with Akin Atelier following the James Street, Bondi, Claremont, Mosman, Melbourne Emporium, Five Ways Paddington, and The Strand Arcade stores.