At the core of furniture and lighting brand Jardan is a passion for family. Every product is made to be loved and lived with; to grow and change with families over generations.
It is that outlook, which inspired the layout of Jardan’s new Sydney flagship store, which opened in Paddington at the end of last month. Designed by IF Architecture, the space draws on the country’s most influential creative families for inspiration.
“Colour and family are big parts of the Jardan story,” says IF Architecture principal Iva Foschia. “So looking at Sydney families I was immediately inspired by the work of Brett Whiteley and his muse, daughter Arkie. Brett was completely inspired by Arkie and said that he couldn’t work without her, so there was a lovely connection with Jardan, being a family business. Marion Hall Best ran a beautiful store too, her and her daughter had a little interiors shop not too far from the Jardan showroom in Sydney, and similarly they worked together for years and had a real community minded approach.”
The new showroom is at Alderstein House, an old Art Deco building, which was home to the Ariel Bookshop for more than 30 years. With a focus on colour, over two levels you’ll notice subtle transitions between whites, blues, greens, pink, greys and blacks. “Colour is expressive light and Sydney has light like no other place in Australia,” says Iva. “So we wanted to use a palette derived from the tastes and styles of iconic Sydney creative families, and in turn, find something unique to Jardan.”
Jardan, 42 Oxford Street, Paddington.