Kuwaii co-conspirator Laura continues “the arcade’s so beautiful and it’s the perfect balance of being in the city but being off the beaten track a little bit, a little bit hidden away in a beautiful setting, which suits the brand rather than being right on the street front”. “We’re still a discovery in a way, like we are still in Brunswick” expands Kristy.
The space itself is a canvas of white walls and lilac floors with splashes of metal courtesy lighting by Volker Haug and structures by sculptor Anna Varendorff. “Everyone that was involved was a friend of a friend or something” says Laura. Kristy is lucky to have friends like architect Imogen Pullar of Nest to lend a hand. The designer’s favourite part? “The changeroom room…everything is so pretty and glowing”.
The store house Kuwaii’s latest “Rationale” collection alongside accessories from Mavro, Nicola St. John and Melanie Rice and custom-designed candles from Takeawei.
Visit Kuwaii at Shop 7/8 Cathedral Arcade in the Nicholas Building, 37 Swanston Street, Melbourne.