Jardan flings open the doors to its new Sydney showroom and invites you to feel at home, too.
family is at the heart of lifestyle brand Jardan and its new Sydney flagship store — and directors (and brothers) Nick and Michael Garnham, and creative manager Renee Brown, consider store architect Iva Foschia of IF Architecture part of the clan. “This is the fifth project we’ve worked on with Iva,” says Nick. “As soon as we met, we had a wonderful rapport. She was easy to work with and her designs are incredible, so her practice and our brand have grown together over the years.” The inspiration behind the store’s design is layered, with several factors infusing Foschia’s work. These influences include the rich architectural history of its location in the inner Sydney suburb of Paddington; artist and architect Le Corbusier’s famous colour systems; and the work of some of Australia’s influential art and design families, such as the Olsens and the Whiteleys. The three-level space — clad in marble from Queensland, brass, leather, French oak, terrazzo and custom paint colours Paints — feels like a department store. There is an tchen, a fireplace, even a lift, but the highlight is the taircase flanked by an impressive skylight. be known as a lifestyle brand, not just for its furniture, Jardan collaborates with and stocks the work of like-minded creatives such as Melbourne designer Suzie Stanford, and her impressive door handles and brass sculptures are artworks in their own right.
42 Oxford Street, Paddington; (02) 9663 4500; jardan.com. au m left: an elaborate curved staircase painted in a custom Paints links the floors of Jardan’s Sydney store. The ground ardan’s furniture plus a range of tableware, objects and Kane...