Step­ping up

Jar­dan flings open the doors to its new Syd­ney show­room and in­vites you to feel at home, too.

VOGUE Living Australia - - Art & Design - By ANNA DELPRAT

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 Alexan­der’s pho­to­graph The Break­aways. Also on the bed­room set­ting to guide cus­tomers’ in­te­rior pur­chases.

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