fbpx DAN | Daily Architecture News Koskela opens new store in award-winning Sub Base Platypus precinct - DAN | Daily Architecture News
Koskela opens new store in award-winning Sub Base Platypus precinct

Koskela opens new store in award-winning Sub Base Platypus precinct

Design
News
16-03-2222
WATCH: Global architecture, art and design highlights.

When the Sub Base Platypus precinct was officially launched by Sydney’s Harbour Trust in May of last year, it marked the first time the site had been opened to the public in 150 years. The storied parcel of prime real-estate was reimagined by ASPECT Studios and Lahznimmo Architects to celebrate its history as a former torpedo factory, submarine base and gasworks, as well as its harbour-side location – a feat which earned the project the Walter Burley Griffin Award for Urban Design in 2021. Ten months on, the precinct is now one of North Sydney’s most exciting recreation, retail and work hubs, where a scenic waterfront promenade and spectacular views across the iconic harbour lure in locals and visitors alike.

Joining the lineup of attractions this month is purpose-led lifestyle label Koskela, which will on Saturday launch a new concept store and home-base at Sub Base Platypus, starring refreshed branding by Frost*collective. Leaving behind the much-loved headquarters in Rosebery, Koskela co-founder Sasha Titchkosky says the new space, located on Cammeraygal land, will continue to showcase the best in Australian design and exhibitions by leading First Nations artists, while also adapting to a new-look retail landscape forged by the pandemic. 

Koskela store opens in North Sydney's Sub Base Platypus

Koskela store opens in North Sydney’s Sub Base Platypus

“The role of the store has changed since Covid and we think our new location reflects the type of experience customers are looking for,” Sasha explains. “We focussed on finding somewhere that captured the essence of Sydney and naturally the harbour was always front and centre.’’ Set over two light-filled levels, the 500-square-metre space is backdropped by solid Australian timbers and Sydney sandstone – both key features of the site and the area more broadly – while the curation of goods on offer appeals to shoppers in search of both beauty and longevity. 

“We want to connect and make memories with our visitors, bringing true connection and meaning to the pieces that they own,” Sasha says of Koskela’s thoughtful range, adding that she hopes the purchases made from the store continue to become “treasured and maintained” heirlooms, acquired in an environment that is equal parts dazzling and laidback. “We are thrilled to have found a new home in this remarkable location – steeped in history and boasting beautiful waterside views,” Sasha says contentedly. “Even the motto for [the old] HMAS Platypus – ‘Nothing Too Difficult’ – seems apt for our new home.” 

Located at Sub Base Platypus, 1008/120 High Street, North Sydney, the new Koskela store will open its doors from Saturday 19 March, trading 9am to 6pm. Bookings for in-store consultations available.

koskela.com.au

Koskela store opens in North Sydney's Sub Base Platypus

The role of the store has changed since Covid and we think our new location reflects the type of experience customers are looking for.

Sasha Titchkosky Co-founder, Koskela
Koskela store opens in North Sydney's Sub Base Platypus
Koskela store opens in North Sydney's Sub Base Platypus
Koskela store opens in North Sydney's Sub Base Platypus

Catch up on more architecture, art and design highlights. Plus, subscribe to receive the Daily Architecture News e-letter direct to your inbox.

Related stories

Advertisement
Login to join the conversation

Subscriber comments are moderated first. Respect others. Criticise ideas, not people. No offensive language View commenting guidelines

0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Further Reading
View all in Design
Formafantasma designs 'T Shelf' shelving system for Hem
Guided by practice co-founders Andrea Trimarchi and Simone Farresin, the work of Formafantasma first resonated with Hem’s founder, Petrus Palmér, in 2010. For more than a decade since, Petrus has followed the designers and the steady flow of work dispatched from their studios in Milan and Rotterdam. “It was clear from the start that they […]
Design
14-04-2222
‘Treasure hunt’: Joi Murugavell hides secret messages in Finding Mikey exhibition 
The exhibition’s title, Finding Mikey, is a direct reference to Joi’s working relationship with her colleague and friend – Mikey – who has long scanned and documented her colour-filled collages and paintings. “When I think of the title and why I called it that, I think of my practice and the people who are in it,” Joi […]
Design
07-04-2222
Checking in: Downtown LA Proper Hotel by Kelly Wearstler design studio
“Our Proper Hospitality team is deeply inspired by the pulse of this distinct and historic pocket of Downtown LA that speaks to our hometown’s past and future,” says Brian De Lowe, co-founder and president of Proper Hospitality. “We’re excited to be part of the renaissance taking place within the Broadway Corridor with partners who share […]
Design
07-04-2222
Greco-Roman fabric collection by Greg Natale for Elliott Clarke
Promising to deliver “old-world inspiration” through “new-world innovation”, the Greg Natale fabric collection for Elliott Clarke, titled Greco-Roman, is mostly inspired by classical architecture, recast through a contemporary lens. “These beautiful designs will add an opulent layer of colour, pattern and texture to any room,” insists Greg, who has long admired the textiles made available […]
Design
01-04-2222
Pierre Yovanovitch shows new furniture at Nomad fair in St. Moritz
Driven by the desire to create regionally focused, locally sourced furniture – underscored by “radical modernity” – the installation is a reflection of Pierre’s long-standing design passion and mastery of scenography. The 23 furniture and lighting pieces on-show are set within three alpine-inspired rooms, allowing visitors to experience the works in-situ as if they were within […]
Design
04-03-2222
Kelly Wearstler presents new lighting collection in virtual worlds
The latest release to roll-out from the Los Angeles-based studio revisits Kelly’s partnership with Visual Comfort & Co, whose Tech Lighting arm is responsible for bringing four new ranges to life. Stamped with Kelly’s signature style, the group of bold yet sophisticated lighting fixtures will launch during North America’s spring. Kelly Wearstler unveils new collection […]
Design
04-03-2222

Back to Top