Unearthly and seemingly metaphysical, this eerie cave takes us on a deep-sea odyssey, celebrating the power and beauty of our vast oceans. Designed by
This arresting design is indicative of the type of work Russell & George take pleasure in creating. Forming unique relationships with their clients and projects, their spaces go beyond the aesthetic to engage people fully in the site and social context.
Prompting a sense of discovery, the design takes cues from a personal encounter creative director of Sarah & Sebastian, Sarah Gitteos, had in an underwater cave while travelling. Moody and immersive, the fit-out is enveloped by an undulating
A complex palette of all-
A coral reef is implied through hand-blown smoke grey glass pendants with colour changing bulbs that create colourful uplighting effects when the store is closed, amplify the association with the ocean.
The rest of the interior is comprised of three simple
Not just an ode to Sarah Gitteos’ holiday, the design also seeks to engage the social conscious of the customers. As Russell & George express “…through its use of biophilic design principles, [it] gently reminds the customer of larger issues to do with the fragility of our planet.”
Playful and wondrous Russell & George have given me a convincing reason to get out of my pj’s and abandon that online cart to experience this space IRL for myself.
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