Elements that are reminiscent of a traditional family home were introduced into the space making it easy for customers to picture the pets and pet products within their own homes.
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The interior setting, once again created by local practice Akin Creative, is modern and follows clean lines inspired by 1950s modernism. Captured by a simple palette of timber and concrete, and paired with custom-made light fixtures and curated photographic artworks, it’s a welcoming open space that fuses the dynamics of retail with those a meeting place for likeminded spirits.
Windows in the wing that houses the show feature a geometric pattern that reveals the most prominent aspect of Murcutt’s design: a roof highlighted by a cluster of golden triangular prisms intended to imitate lanterns. Lined with multicoloured glass, the prisms admit gems of light into the mosque, which change with the movement of the sun.
Made from birch plywood, stainless steel, and concrete, the installation generates ever-changing perspectives depending on the time of day, weather and climatic conditions. Sited on the edge of a rocky cliff and overlooking the sea and nearby city, “dynamics in impermanence” is also an exploration into how photography can break down the authentic artistic experience.
One of the largest employers in Geelong, the development of these head office facilities have enabled Cotton On to continue their proactive employment programmes, attracting and retaining staff by offering an exciting work environment, enabling a highly designed experience to enhance the operational, functional and environmentally sustainable needs of the Group.
The new premises are also bigger, and co-owners Jacqueline Hunt and Lisa Dempsey seized the opportunity to work with architect and longtime collaborator George Livissianis to raise the bar and come up with a subtly tweaked interior design that even better reflects Jac+ Jack’s brand values than its previous boutiques.