New project recently completed for the Land Development Engineering office in Victoria Park utilising Vienna Woods Admonter Galleria reclaimed timber. Interior Designer Stacey Mitchell, gives us details on the renovation which involved refurbishing an old night club to create a characterful office space.
The site is in the old Victoria Park Markets, the Victorian architecture lends the space great proportions, and the brick has lovely honey hues.
The surrounding area is steeped in New Zealand’s logging history, large Kauri would be cut down and floated down the harbour to Custom Street depot. The Markets themselves were built on reclaimed land.
We wanted to use reclaimed timber for the meeting room walls to reference the site’s history and sit harmoniously with the exposed heritage brick. We paired the timber with steel framed partitions and doors for an Industrial edge. We kept it dark with ceiling and floor and paid a lot of attention to spotlighting the timber to let it take centre stage.
After a long search, we used the Admonter reclaimed timber for its exquisite tonality and depth. The broad planks with their warm characterful grain, exposed knots and aged nail marks create a moodiness and contrast without looking distressed and rough. We found that only Admonter had both the sophistication and character in one.
This timber has more history than the site itself – a testament to the longevity of this endearing material.
We recently completed a successful commercial project for the ACG Sunderland Early Learning School. We were challenged in helping create a safe, non-toxic and functional environment for children to learn and grow.
It was important for the flooring to be hard-wearing and yet still beautifully natural and light.
We ended up using our Vienna Woods American Oak Pureline timber as it is of high-quality, features a reasonably straight grain and is consistent in colour and pattern. The overall result looks fantastic!
We are thrilled to have Vienna Woods Baltic Oak timber flooring throughout Auckland’s newest apartment building – The CAB Residences.
A few words from Damon Jackson, Managing Director of Vienna Woods.
“A unique feature of The CAB Residences, is the inclusion of European timber flooring that my company has been supplying and hand laying for Love & Co. You just don’t see such quality materials in many apartments. At Vienna Woods, we are a New Zealand business that shares a passion for great design, quality finishes and working with sustainable products. It’s been thrilling to see the commitment to these ideals throughout The CAB building and to be a part of it”
Amazing team effort from The CAB Auckland, Love & Co and Josephine Design.
Before its opening, the Park Hyatt approached Vienna Woods because it required trusted flooring experts who would deliver an exceptional product.
As a result, Auckland’s newest waterfront luxury hotel, now features Vienna Woods’ American Walnut flooring in key areas throughout the entire building including the impressive Presidential Suite and Captain’s Bar.
Walnut’s refined tone compliments the Park Hyatt’s modern, minimalistic aesthetic which in turn creates warm and welcoming spaces for guests to enjoy. This hardwood flooring helps bring the concept of ‘natural luxury’ to life, with its superior craftmanship, quality and design.
Inspired by New Zealand’s history, the Park Hyatt incorporates nods to Maori culture. The interiors all feature heritage details like custom-made tukutuku screens, traditional Maori artwork and textiles made from local wood. It was therefore imperative that all design elements subtly enhanced this rich heritage without compromising on quality.
American Walnut’s natural appearance and durability does just this. It not only helps elevate the space, but it will stand the test of time and look good doing it.