Sydney Design Showrooms to Visit in 2023

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    We’ve shortlisted five must-visit Sydney showrooms in 2023 for the design-inclined.

    The importance of experiencing design ‘up close’ cannot be underestimated. As we shift our attention back to visiting brands and retailers in person, we’re excited by a hoard of new, immersive Australian showrooms. In this feature we take you to some of Sydney’s best design hubs to visit five showrooms – from kitchen appliances to architectural lighting – ready to inspire you in 2023.

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    The Boffi Showroom Surry Hills | Imagery courtesy of Boffi

    Boffi

    Surry Hills, Sydney

    Building upon the retailer’s Darlinghurst showroom, Boffi | DePadova’s second Sydney space finds a home on the corner of Chalmer St, Surry Hills. A charcoal-painted exterior with grand arches and large windows gives passers-by a taste of what’s found within – a strikingly industrial interior featuring Boffi and ADL interior systems and De Padova’s furniture and lighting.

    The newly-opened space honours its past with exposed concrete ceilings and preserved travertine columns. Segmented into zones, including the kitchen, bathroom, bedroom and living areas, the interiors feature stone flooring and black paint as a continuous thread throughout. The layouts themselves display Boffi | DePadova’s adaptive product design, allowing visitors to see some of their most iconic pieces come to life.

    Royal Oak Floors

    Surry Hills, Sydney

    Royal Oak Floors’ serene Sydney showroom recently opened its doors in Surry Hills, designed by We Are Triibe. The interiors are deliberately minimalist, allowing the Royal Oak Floors range – applied on the floors, walls and joinery – to be appreciated individually and as a collective.

    The space features areas designed to meet, converse and take in the surroundings, in both secluded and open environments. We Are Triibe developed an interactive design that allows visitors to test out the Royal Oak Floors product with various applications and lighting positions. The darker panels are highlighted by elegant lighting, while the lighter wash is illuminated by skylights above.

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    Royal Oak Floors by We Are Triibe | Photography by Simon Whitbread

    Viabizzuno

    Surry Hills, Sydney

    Viabizzuno’s overhaul and relocation of its Sydney showroom brings the brand’s global influence to the fore while introducing new concepts that look toward the future. The Italian-based lighting studio’s founder Mario Nanni is the designer of each showroom location; the new Chalmers St showroom, as a result, breathes the Viabizzuno ethos out of every corner and crevice.

    Like its Melbourne counterpart, this showroom emulates Viabizzuno’s ‘Light Lab’ concept, whereby clients are encouraged to experience and play with lighting. The white-painted interior and travertine floor are a blank canvas for the brand’s impressive lighting collection. The space also features iconic furniture pieces to create an immersive design experience in different zones.

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    Viabizzuno Sydney Showroom by Mario Nanni | Photography by Nicole England 

    La Cornue

    Surry Hills, Sydney

    Earlier this year, La Cornue unveiled their first standalone Australian showroom in Sydney’s design district. Becky Yager from Thomas Hamel & Associates created a gallery-like space, drawing on global influences and the brand’s long-standing history. Behind the grand double doors, the space features La Cornue’s entire range of premium cooking appliances, with deliberate design cues emphasising the brand’s French craftsmanship and innovation.

    “Having an elegant shopfront and a boutique feel were key considerations,” Thomas Hamel says. “As was creating visual interaction with the beautiful products inside.”

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    La Cornue by Becky Yager for Thomas Hamel & Associates | Photography by  Justin Alexander

    Lo & Co

    Woollhara, Sydney

    Sydney design studio Alexander &CO. were enlisted to create the Sydney home of luxury hardware designer Lo & Co. Located in Sydney’s Woollahra, Arielle Lopresti and Teegan Cocchiaro sought to establish a space that signified the brand’s growth. Behind a traditional storefront dating back to the 1920s, the Lo & Co showroom interior features a neutral palette where marble, travertine and walnut come together, acting as a frame for the brand’s vast collection of hardware.

    The brand’s knobs, handles and pulls are showcased in framed panels on the wall, emulating pieces of artwork that visitors can interact with.

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    Lo & Co Showroom | Photography by Anson Smart

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