Clare Cousins Architects
Shannon McGrath

This project involved the design of a second shop for the new accessories and jewellery store Mocha.

Our challenge was to create a luxurious but understated retail environment.

As with all of our projects, small scale details and the exploration of materiality and texture were key interests in this project.

The innovative and unexpected treatment of materials such as black plastic chains, the layered use of copper, mesh curtain walls and mirrored surfaces throughout the store helps create a unique space.

Working with and even celebrating the unusual proportions of this tall and narrow store also informed much of the detailing and design.

Black and white terrazzo floor tiles are laid in a diamond pattern to reduce the lengthening and linear effect of straight laid tiles.

Copper pendants are clustered to create a reflective canopy over the point of sale counter and provide a visual break within the linear site.

Two large structural columns, one unfortunately located in the shop front, were transformed into black gloss ribbed elements and help draw the eye up to the chain ceiling.

The six-metre high shop front was conceived as a grid of copper frames constructed from aluminium sections wrapped in copper sheet.

The grid layout frames the shop front and helps define the façade form neighboring stores.

This grid detailing is repeated in the display tables and jewellery dresser units

2010 Australian Interior Design Awards, Retail Design Award Commendation


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Copper Shades

Copper Shades

Tom Dixon

Plastic polycarbonate shade with internally coated copper finish. Includes 250cm clear cable with black ceiling rose. Shade dimensions available - 25cm diameter shade 45cm diameter shade  

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