Schiavello has just launched their highly anticipated new retail furniture line with the opening of a new retail showroom in Melbourne’s Southbank. The Australian company’s fresh focus on residential furniture will establish a new visual and design language for residential living locally and beyond.
Schiavello furniture is 100% made in Melbourne at the company’s Tullamarine factory. Hero pieces featured in the retail launch include the 101 chair & La La stool by Helen Kontouris, Blom chair by Claudio Bellini, Vertical Garden by Joost Bakker, MR chair by Mario Ruiz, Parley & Goodwood table by Doshi Levien, Tango table, Kush floor cushion, Toro Badjo sofa, Bomba sofa & Karo ottoman by Ivan Woods, Wire chair, Rib chair & Lean Table by Chris Connell.
Design & Marketing Director, Anton Schiavello said, “Our decision to move into a retail offering has been prompted by the increasing blur between our personal life and work life, shifting from the notion of ‘work life balance’ to ‘work life integration.’
Located at ground level at Southbank’s Prima Tower, the warm, light filled space showcasing local and international design by Schiavello and MAP features interior by award winning designers Hecker Guthrie.
Clean lines, layered volumes and an assemblage of textural materials (leather, velvet, glass, timber) create balance and a distinctively architectural approach. Full-height glass, light timber veneer, textured white rendered walls and natural oak flooring form the basis of the material palette. Multiple lounging areas offer a moment to pause and consider, delineated by moss green and light grey carpet. A vertical garden and hand-blown glass vases with draping greenery add an organic, serene ambience throughout.