Rewarding the Senses – Little Company Collingwood by Studio Goss

Words by Millie Thwaites
Architecture by Studio Goss
Photography by Bobby Clark
Build by EWR

Collingwood has welcomed Little Company to the neighbourhood. Designed by architect David Goss of Studio Goss with artwork by Bobby Clark, it’s the studio’s third outpost alongside its much-loved Cremorne and Byron Bay locations. Muted, tactile materials fill the space, illustrating Little Company’s well-honed philosophy of resting, resetting and nourishing through skincare.

Nestled in Montalto Place, behind bustling Smith Street, the skin studio acts as a refuge from the outside world; a feeling of order, quiet and calm is immediately discernible upon crossing the threshold. The space is intentionally minimal, giving way to a serene interiority driven by haptics and neutral hues. White floors stretch out underfoot, while rendered walls and grey painted bricks provide reprieve alongside jute rugs and greenery.

Little Company Collingwood is the skin studio’s third outpost, and the design by Studio Goss emulates a similar serenity to that of the Byron Bay and Cremorne studios.

A few key elements help to define the otherwise open space – a monolithic counter is grounding; four oversized sleepers of raw timber sit with solidity, displaying various products; linen curtains create soft divides and smooth transitions between treatment rooms. Bobby’s abstract paintings, which use concentrated Chlorophyll Drops created by Little Company’s skincare label Living Skin, dot the walls.

True to Little Company’s spirit, this space is about more than a great facial. It rewards all the senses and asks, ever so gently, for you to slow down.