House of Voltaire presented its first international stand alone store in July 2016, located in Melbourne and supported by QIC Global Real Estate and Farfetch.
On sale was a cornucopia of unique artworks, limited edition clothing, objects and homewares made by world renowned contemporary artists and designers, including a capsule collection launched for Melbourne shoppers.
All proceeds from House of Voltaire directly support Studio Voltaire’s celebrated exhibition and education programmes.
New items included: a large-scale tapestry by Australian artist David Noonan; limited edition lambswool blankets by Parisian artist Camille Henrot; colour block ceramics by kaleidoscopic fashion designer Roksanda; limited edition rugs by Melbourne’s favourite duo P.A.M; sculptures by Sydney-based artist Hany Armanious; slogan t-shirts and sweaters by Australian artist Tom Polo; and hand knitted sweaters by April Crichton and Nicolas Party.
House of Voltaire also presented their most sought after items including; limited edition silk tops by Roksanda & Eva Rothschild; slogan sweatshirts by Turner Prize-winning artist Jeremy Deller; hand-tinted etchings by Pablo Bronstein; limited edition photographs by Simone Rocha & Kim Gordon; Nicole Eisenman woodblock prints; appliqué cardigans by Peter Jensen & Ella Kruglyanskaya; blankets by Turner Prize-nominee Helen Marten; cashmere scarves by Peter Pilotto & Francis Upritchard; embroidered shirts by Christopher Shannon & Leslie Winer; Scottish wool sweaters and scarves by SIBLING & Jim Lambie; and framed print portfolios by Matt Connors.
As well as limited edition multiples, House of Voltaire offers unique artworks including works by; Luc Tuymans, Rosemarie Trockel, Turner-Prize nominee Michael Dean, Eddie Peake, Enrico David, Steven Claydon, Peter Blake and Francesco Vezzoli.
With prices ranging from $1 to $80,000, House of Voltaire makes collecting contemporary art accessible for all, giving shoppers, including established and burgeoning collectors, the opportunity to purchase bespoke items that cannot be found elsewhere.
House of Voltaire Melbourne also housed an exclusive restaurant in-store, hosted by former Attica chef Peter Gunn, offering a chef’s table for lunch and dinner reservations each day.
The store was located in the former Le Louvre Townhouse at 80 Collins, in the heart of Melbourne’s fashion district.