Designing and planning a showroom for products definitely has its challenges, especially a showroom for tiles and stone products of all different shapes, colours and textures. How do you ensure that the design doesn’t inhibit or conflict with the product on display? How to you create a flexible design solution for products that are constantly being updated to keep up with current trends?
The recent overhaul of the Skheme showroom at Rozelle has successfully managed to take all of this into account whilst still providing an ascetically pleasing environment for both potential customers and specifiers. Their own large scaled porcelain tiles in a 1m x 3m format have been laid on the floor creating an almost seamless surface from wall to wall. Custom tables positioned in the middle of the space have been designed specifically to allow you to view a floor and wall tile next to each other, giving you a true perspective of the tiles as though they were in situ. A black vinyl has been cleverly recessed on the top of the tables to provide a durable surface which also contrasts nicely against the light ply timber. We particularly love the ‘make-shift’ quality of the stud walls that divide the space. These walls act as perfect hanging spaces for the products which are fixed to solid black boards. These boards can be moved around and updated to provide maximum flexibility. Sprayed out black ceilings and wall lights converted into pendants add to the overall urban feel.
Smaller tiles often get lost in showrooms of this scale but a cleverly designed wall of sliding timber boards adds an interactive element as well as creating an interesting herringbone pattern.
To find out more Skheme Story by Morris Selvatico Designer: Marco De Clerico Photographer: Benito Trajkov