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MALIN + GOETZ Lands in London

MALIN + GOETZ is a family-owned-and-operated apothecary founded by Matthew Malin and Andrew Goetz 12 years ago in NYC’s Chelsea neighborhood, focusing on the needs of women and men with sensitive skin. Since then, their advanced formulae, perfumes and candles - made with trusted natural ingredients and performance technologies - are sold in their four NYC stores, as well as Downtown LA and Santa Monica.

MALIN + GOETZ is a family-owned-and-operated apothecary founded by Matthew Malin and Andrew Goetz 12 years ago in NYC’s Chelsea neighborhood, focusing on the needs of women and men with sensitive skin. Since then, their advanced formulae, perfumes and candles – made with trusted natural ingredients and performance technologies – are sold in their four NYC stores, as well as Downtown LA and Santa Monica.

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© Dirk Lindner

Now, MALIN + GOETZ have opened their first London flagships. One is on Upper Street, in Islington, and the other on Monmouth Street, in Covent Garden. What a luxury to shop in either of these two gorgeous apothecaries, for any of the products that address skin sensitivities, irritations and allergies resulting from unnecessary products, over-marketed harsh ingredients, and false claims. But like many retailers, MALIN + GOETZ have recognised that the discerning London shopper is as beguiled by their surroundings as much as they are entranced by the impeccable skincare products.

© Dirk Lindner
© Dirk Lindner

Each London shop has its own distinct architectural design and concept. Both spaces have been conceived and created – from concept through to completion – by Jonathan Tuckey Design, one of the UK’s leading advocates for remodelling and transforming old buildings for modern use. Renowned for their love of materials, good craftsmanship and proper use of proportion, as well as the soulful idiosyncrasies of historic architecture, Jonathan Tuckey Design pride themselves on the juxtaposition of contemporary elements with the original features of an existing building to create an exciting, dynamic new space.

© Dirk Lindner
© Dirk Lindner

The shop on Upper Street, in Islington, features a replacement front that shows off the shop’s corner position within this characterful neighbourhood, re-establishing the height and light present in the original Victorian premises. The shop features a plywood superstructure that combines a coffered ceiling with display shelves, and screens that define different spaces within the interior. Reclaimed shop fittings and display cabinets sit on a terrazzo floor and, when the shop is closed, the interior is visible through a veil of 12’ high curtains.

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© Dirk Lindner

The shop on Monmouth Street, in Covent Garden, features a single large vitrine-like window acting as a threshold between the cinematic interior and this busy London shopping street. A felt-lined ‘tunnel’ acts as a ‘cleansing’ space between outside and in and, within the shop, the display shelves hover off the illuminated walls and are reflected in a reflective fabric ceiling, expanding the space outwards and upwards. This is destination shopping at its most refined, an outstanding emporium in an area famous for its theatrical ambience.
www.malinandgoetz.co.uk

MALIN+GOETZ Islington
146 Upper St,
London
N1 1QY
TEL 020 7424 5171
info@malinandgoetz.co.uk
Mon – Sat: 10:30 – 6:30PM, 
Sun: 12 – 5PM

MALIN+GOETZ Covent Garden
Seven Dials
6 Monmouth St,
London
WC2H 9HB
TEL 020 7240 5476
info@malinandgoetz.co.uk
Mon-Sat: 10:30 – 7PM 
Sun: 12 – 5PM

Jonathan Tuckey Design
Unit 44
Pall Mall Deposit
124 Barlby Rd
London
W10 6BL
Tel 020 8960 1909
www.jonathantuckey.com

Credits

  • Text Carmen Espinosa
  • Photos Dirk Lindner
  • dirklindner.com

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