Recently, I was fortunate enough to attend the opening of MultyFlex’s Sub-Zero and Wolf showroom by Mim Design. With the combination of incredible products, meticulous planning and the creative minds of the Mim team, you would be right to expect a stunning result – it is safe to say that the space exceeded all expectations.
Resurrecting a dilapidated pre-war building in Melbourne’s historic Bank Place, the design is inspired by the company’s core brand values, the products’ sophisticated detail, and the heritage of both the brand and building.
“The showroom is intended to display the complete Sub-Zero and Wolf product range, provide design inspiration, and enable designers and clients to consult with product experts to discover the best solutions to create a dream kitchen.” – Mim Fanning
The core of the building has been retained and it’s character emphasised. Terrazzo flooring uncovered in the process was polished and a distressed charcoal ceiling provides a backdrop for the original sprinkler system embellished with fire engine red paint and a custom lighting system.
The products and essence of a kitchen are interpreted throughout; the red sprinkler system references the signature red oven knobs and heat, whilst neon light arches frame the original architecture, simultaneously eluding to refrigeration. Further details include a ‘chopping block’ inspired reception desk channelling the key responsibility of a kitchen – the preparation of food.
Through the MultyFlex showroom, Mim Design has created a convivial space with opportunities for solitude, socialising and creativity. Their goal was to create a space that engaged, inspired and informed its guests – if we use the electric atmosphere at the event as an indication, they have succeeded.