Scanlan Theodore Armadale by Meacham Nockles McQualter | Yellowtrace

Scanlan Theodore Armadale by Meacham Nockles McQualter | Yellowtrace

Scanlan Theodore Armadale by Meacham Nockles McQualter | Yellowtrace

 

Scanlan Theodore‘s newest stores – in Sydney’s Paddington and The Strand Arcade, and Melbourne’s Armadale – have been designed by Sydney based practice, Meacham Nockles McQualter. Like the iconic Australian fashion label, the architects approached these retail fit-outs with the same commitment to simple, modern classic design, centring around beautiful materials and attentive craftsmanship.

Like Scanlan Theodore, Meacham Nockles McQualter have been operating for over 25 years. Despite being an established practice, their work is far from a conservative yawn-fest. These retail fit-outs are imbued with a freshness and excitement one might expect from a young, emerging practice.



Scanlan Theodore Paddington by Meacham Nockles McQualter | Yellowtrace

Scanlan Theodore Paddington by Meacham Nockles McQualter | Yellowtrace

Scanlan Theodore Paddington by Meacham Nockles McQualter | Yellowtrace

 

The spaces are classic and enduring but are injected with moments of daring – the colour palette is neutral but the movement of the patterned floors create a spike of dynamism. Time honoured linen curtains hang alongside the dramatic geometry of sculpted mirrors, gently chamfered joinery and curved steel hanging rails.

Mecham Nockles McQualter prove their genius through a perfectly balanced negotiation between sharp inventiveness and classic, modern design. Nicely done.

Text by Ella Leoncio for Yellowtrace.




[Images courtesy of Meacham Nockles McQualter.]

 

About The Author

Ella Leoncio
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Ella is a design obsessed architect from Melbourne and author of the blog 'pages from my moleskine'. She specializes in residential architecture and currently works in a senior design role with an equal focus on architecture and interiors. Things that really float Ella’s boat include; designs that frame an experience, innovative material explorations, textures and light, clarity and simplicity. She is addicted to learning through making and doing. Her free time is spent sewing, knitting, knotting, folding, moulding, shaping, dyeing... Contemporary dance is another great life passion of hers. In fact, Ella is convinced that dance and architecture are two dialects of the same language.

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