Avalon is home to one of Sydney's most beautiful interior design and object stores.
Suz Tucker
Published on March 05, 2024
Updated on March 06, 2024


If gorgeous, achingly tasteful objet d'art and interior design is your weakness, prepare to be overwhelmed at Avalon store-cum-showroom Composition.

The brainchild of interior architect Claire Perini, Composition offers a meticulously curated selection of modern antiques and contemporary brands assigned to one of three categories: Artefact (unique vintage), Object (new product) and Print (design literature both vintage and new, and lithographic works).

The showroom itself is a lovely environment to simply be present in, with something beautiful to catch the eye at virtually every inch.

A pair of Art Deco-period French cane and walnut armchairs might find themselves propping up a Matisse lithograph or an original artworks by Danish painter Egil Jacobsen, and could be sitting alongside candy-coloured decorative glassware by Helle Mardahl (of which Composition is the exclusive stockist for New South Wales).

Art Deco 1940s chairs on display

Brands featured in the store include established Australian lines by Maison Balzac, Corey Ashford, INBED, as well as exclusives like plates created by multidisciplinary fine artist George Raftopoulos.

Initially, Perini's focus for Composition was almost entirely on Australian product and brands, but since setting up shop in the Avalon space in 2020, she has evolved the mix to include covetable international brands like French cutlery label Sabre Paris and Swedish jeweller Sara Robertsson.

For those customers with a particular yen for Claire's design sensibility and aesthetic, she also offers services as an interior consultant so you can just hand over the keys and let her work the magic.

You can stay up to date on new items and sales by following Composition on Instagram.

Image credit: Sage Hammond.


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