melbourne: house of voltaire pop-up store

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as the retail extension of studio voltaire, a well-connected london-based contemporary art organisation offering trophy artworks, homewares and fashion pieces by leading creatives, house of voltaire has built quite a reputation through a number of pop-up editions in the british capital. and now, for the very first time, it has taken the format down under. set up in collab with qic global real estate, the temporary retail space has popped up at the former le louvre townhouse, the swanky former premises of the eponymous luxury retailer. set across various levels, sophisticated settings have been created that form the perfect backdrop for the highly exclusive trophies that have been selected for this antipodian editon.

in celebration of the opening, a number of artists have collaborated with leading british fashion designers to produce new and unique products, including ceramics by roksanda ilincic, hand-knitted sweaters by april crichton and nicolas party, simone rocha and kim gordon photographs, slogan sweaters by jeremy deller and prints by eddie peake. and that's not all, folks. adding a culinary element to the pop-up venue is the dining table, a 12-seat private dining room by acclaimed chef peter gunn. serving both lunch and dinner, it presents a setting that's similarly spiced up with art and design pieces which are all for sale. all items are for sale in store and online, and all proceeds support arts charity studio voltaire [open through jul 24]. location: 80 collins street [cbd].

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