Versace

Contrasting materials and sharp, white curves characterize the new Versace store at Westfield Sydney. The project, by Crone Partners in Australia, is the second store designed for Versace by London-based architect Jamie Fobert. The first, in Beijing, is two storeys, so part of the challenge of creating the Sydney store was to make the design work with a smaller footprint. However, being small had its advantages, especially when it came to creating the feeling that the store was carved from a block of white stone. Perspex shopfittings and white curved niches demonstrate an innovative approach to display racks and shelves, but the key feature here is a marble inlay floor that references historic Italian architecture.

Credits

Design practice
Jamie Fobert Architects
United Kingdom
Design practice
Crone
Sydney, NSW, Australia
Consultants
Builder Sidgreaves
Flooring Sadlerstone
Lighting Euroluce
Walls Granosite
Site Details
Location 188 Pitt Street,  Sydney,  NSW,  Australia
Project Details
Status Built
Category Interiors
Type Retail
Client
Client name Versace, Westfield Sydney
Website westfield.com.au

Source

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Published online: 1 Jun 2012
Images: Lyndon Hawkins

Issue

Artichoke, June 2012

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