Step inside The Shelter

Article by Home Magazine

Design destination The Shelter provides combines fashion, homeware and food in a monochrome setting


The latest design destination just off Auckland’s Ponsonby strip is The Shelter, a lofty, airy space that mixes homeware such as planters from Trestle Union, cushions and cutlery from Broste Copenhagen, and fashion labels such as Lela Jacobs, MOBI shoes, Jimmy D, Preen and Company of Strangers.


The former laundromat was redesigned by Auckland-based architecture and interiors firm Pennant & Triumph (who also designed Deco, the new restaurant at Lopdell House in the western suburb of Titirangi). The store also features a smart eating and drinking space with a mural by BMD, stools by IMO, coffee by Eighthirty and bagels from Al Brown’s Best Ugly Bagels. A spot to rest in the same place as you’re shopping? That’s thoughtful design.


The mural at Eat cafe in The Shelter is by artistic duo BMD. A former laundromat, the retail destination designed by Pennant & Triumph is blessed with industrial-scale proportions. The Shelter sells fashion and homewares by a host of local and international designers and brands.


The Shelter
78 Mackelvie Street,
Ponsonby, Auckland
09 376 6544

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