Tongue n Groove

December 17, 2014

Location: Paddington NSW

After designing the flagship Sydney showroom of Tongue n Groove timber company, Tobias Partners was once again invited to collaborate on the design of its Melbourne showroom. The brief was to create a striking space to displaythe diversity and versatility of Tongue n Groove’s European oak boards. Tobias Partners created a series of faceted, timber clad ‘lenses’ which draw light through the external windows and across the product, thus highlighting the richness of timber and the variety of finishes. The lenses read as intricate contemporary art installations in the bare industrial space and draw the visitor into an intriguing and dramatic engagement with the product. The success of the project relies on the rigorous planning and attention to detail, which literally show the product in a new light.

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Awards: 

Australian Interior Design Awards – Award for Retail Design, 2013

Australian Interior Design Awards – Best of State Award – Commercial Design NSW, 2013

Author: Nick tobias