- Article by Online Editor
- Photography by Brett Boardman
- Architect Christopher Polly
The new flagship showroom for Wintons Teak provides a high quality spatial experience showcasing the company’s premium range of hand-crafted, solid teak outdoor furniture. A restrained monochromatic palette of materials has been used, with specific colours selected from the existing brand identity creating maximum visual impact in the front-of-house showroom. The back-of-house area, meanwhile, meets specific programmatic requirements for services, deliveries, storage and assembly.
A series of back-lit white panelled walls and white shelf units have been installed in the showroom, echoing the existing columned bays which unfold along both of the long side walls. This linearity is further emphasised by lines of suspended white track spotlights, and two long lines of suspended white lighting tubes that run through the centre of the space. The lighting design draws the customer’s eyes from the entry to the back of the showroom, where a freestanding sculpted white counter module stands in front of a partition wall lined in artificial grass.