Deadly Ponies rides into Armadale, opening our very first Australian home.
Walking through the entrance of the brightly illuminated interior, the stand-out feature, a stainless steel mesh curtain, gently filters sunlight into the space, creating a serene glow in our first Australian store. Concepted with internationally renowned interior designer, Katie Lockhart - who has previously worked on numerous projects with us, including our Britomart and Ponsonby stores, our new Melbourne space references the intricate interior handwriting of Deadly Ponies with a point of difference.
Inspired by Charles Rennie MackIntosh's historical Hill House - currently enveloped in a protective mesh cage; the space is a home at the very heart, while conflating elements of more modern architecture. Collector’s items are scattered throughout the store, a signature of every Deadly Ponies space, feeling like an extension of our Co-Founders, Steve Boyd and Liam Bowden’s own home.
“We’ve curated vintage finds that reflect our personality. A favourite of mine is a pewter, art-nouveau vase which compliments our mesh curtain, highlighting the subtle metallic shades throughout” says Liam Bowden.
Alongside the collectible curiosities, iconic furniture pieces are scattered across the store; handmade from makers across the 20th century. While each item holds intrigue, notable pieces include a Paul Evans’ lamp from 1970's Berlin, and a black, Italian Bentwood chair from 1980. We also celebrate the work of indigenous Australian artist Alec Pula Lewis, showcasing his painting, View of Country, 2019, which explores the layered landscape of Central Australia.
Our signature new season pieces fit seamlessly amongst the collector items and art, displayed on wood-turned plinths within our Armadale store, exploring movement for the first time in our windows. Natural materials of oak, marble and stainless steel create a light, reflective space, one that we hope you will wish to visit time and time again.
Deadly Ponies Armadale can be found at 1071 High Street, Armadale, Melbourne.