At the heart of creativity lies community. And if community is to be a work of art, then The Ocean Club is a masterpiece. Introducing Mermaid Beach’s newest and coolest resident, the Ocean Club, heralding a new era of home installations.
The OC’s distinct doors will open on 9 October 2021, ready to host creative and trade services showcasing local innovation in trade, art, design, and culture.
The brainchild of Co-Directors and creative masterminds Madison and Reuben, the Ocean Club is a Gold Coast-based marketplace for industry professionals, trades, builders, architects, developers, home designers, and renovators to showcase and browse the wares of local makers.
“The Ocean Club is a space to feel welcome, inspired, connected, artistic, creative, and excited,” said Madison. “It’s a one-stop-shop – our vision is to create a cultural hub housing art galleries to trade displays to event hire to studio shoots.”
Born out of a lack of opportunity to truly collaborate and showcase work in a stylised setting, the Ocean Club takes advertising to a new level. Not only are a variety of wares showcased, but they are styled in the context of the home, inviting vendors and artists to spread the word about their business and generate awareness of their craft.
Such an industry-forward space creates an ecosystem for trades to complement one another’s services and access additional merchandising channels. Collaboration is central to the Ocean Club, built as a hivemind to empower creative practice and facilitate networking and collective expression. Madison and Reuben aim to develop and nurture a strong community presence, reflective of the laidback Gold Coast lifestyle we are so fond of. The space triples as a showroom, creative studio, and event hall to host local businesses, photoshoots, and community events.
“Building a community base for our members to feel appreciated, respected, and valued is our number one priority,” said Madison. “We aim to foster a clubhouse of trades, makers, and crafters to enjoy the space – we believe there is no point doing what we do if there isn’t anybody to enjoy it with.”
“From the moment you pull up, you are taken on a visual journey,” said Madison. “From our Art deco inspired facade, you are welcomed through our exquisite front doors into a beautifully curated lounge room with mid-century inspired furnishing.”
The lounge stylisation continues through to a kitchen setup, finished with handcrafted walnut veneer floor-to-ceiling cabinetry, custom upholstery, top of the line appliances and gas burners integrated into the stone (Madison’s personal favourite). The kitchen leads into a stunning Mediterranean-inspired bathroom, with an inviting Roman bath and large mirrors.
The cherry on top of the Ocean Club is a stocked bar for staff and clients, featuring a curved bench seat with custom vinyl leather upholstery and a servery window peering over the water towards the Gold Coast hinterland.
Trust us, there is no better spot to watch the sun settle into the skyline of an evening.
So welcome to The Ocean Club; it’s the homecoming you have always wanted.