REHAU Design Haus

Melbourne / Australia / 2018

8
8 Love 396 Visits Published

Set in a rustic red-brick warehouse, REHAU’s Design Haus is not your ordinary showroom. Founded in Germany in 1948, REHAU are best known for their quality doors & windows and a vast range of interior finishes. Launching their first showroom in Melbourne, they provided us with a simple design statement; they were seeking to create a space where visitors felt like they were stepping into their own dream home – familiar, comfortable, lush, light-filled, and open. 


With the selection of an impressive warehouse space in South Melbourne, it was essential to celebrate the existing heritage bones; which meant, stripping back obsolete items and starting with a clean slate.


Steering away from the traditional showroom approach, we have sought to contextualise finishes, and present them in a familiar and engaging setting, allowing visitors to interact with products and get a sense of their inherent quality. 


Spatially, the approach involves a series of follies; tied together with robust finishes of steelwork, terrazzo, and the warmth of American oak hardwood. An enclosed steel framed pod, elevated lounge, and the structural feat -a giant custom planter suspended from the existing roof structure with cascading greenery – all playful and engaging offerings for staff and customers to enjoy alike.

8 users love this project
Comments
    comment
    Enlarge image

    Set in a rustic red-brick warehouse, REHAU’s Design Haus is not your ordinary showroom. Founded in Germany in 1948, REHAU are best known for their quality doors & windows and a vast range of interior finishes. Launching their first showroom in Melbourne, they provided us with a simple design statement; they were seeking to create a space where visitors felt like they were stepping into their own dream home – familiar, comfortable, lush, light-filled, and open.  With the...

    Project details
    • Year 2018
    • Work finished in 2018
    • Status Completed works
    • Type Corporate Headquarters / Offices/studios / Recovery of industrial buildings
    Archilovers On Instagram
    Lovers 8 users