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
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.
Avoca Handweavers Ltd
Malahide, Co. Dublin