• A feature of the store is the found object, from an old door to an iron bath

  • Wainscot paneling in the café relates to the Castle interiors

  • Features old and new, rough and smooth, contemporary and traditional

  • Avocas way is to recycle making the familiar appear quirky and fun

  • Wood, concrete, brick and iron add textures to the café

  • The orangerie or fern house is a constant theme in Avoca’s restaurants

  • Marble tops form strong gable ends to the self service counters

Avoca

The new Avoca Store and café is in the Courtyard at the newly refurbished Malahide Castle. Converted stone outbuildings and an infill of what  was the original farmyard have been transformed into a retail haven that is anything but mainstream.

A feature of the store is the found object. Whether its an old door making a table, a cast iron bath forming a display unit or a slightly worn wardrobe filled with signature throws and blankets, Avoca’s way is to recycle, reuse, and to make the familiar appear quirky and fun. The spaces are somewhat more controlled, the finishes sharper and the feel slightly more contemporary in places than Avoca’s other stores. This pared down contemporary palette provides a visual counterpoint offsetting the deliberately uncontrolled collection of fancy goods. The theatre of the place is celebrated unabashed.


Client
Avoca Handweavers Ltd

Status
Complete

Year
2013

Size
6,096m2

Location
Malahide, Co. Dublin