Upon entering, visitors are greeted by a spectacular Davide Groppi ‘Moon Light’ pendant, with the eye then drawn further skywards to perforated timber ceiling panels. These panels provide acoustic properties and subtly reference the striking curved floor tile feature underfoot. Created using the Earp Brothers ‘Ceppo’ collection by Porcelanosa, it features large granite ‘pebbles’ imitating the natural Ceppo di Gré of its namesake. The naturally occurring stone features are ‘retold’ through this technical porcelain product, one of the world’s hardest and most durable materials. What results is “a vertical connection between floor to ceiling, blurring the boundaries set by existing columns on either side of the room,” Angela explains.
A stunning centre point of the ground floor space is the 350-kilogram irregular pentagon-shaped concrete tabletop, which provides a central gathering point for coffees (a must given the company’s Italian roots), meetings and evening events. The solid concrete piece was created by Concrete Bespoke and is supported by our own Agile Table bases.
With the key design features in place, Angela then turned her hand to the look and feel of each Schiavello furniture piece set to be displayed in the showroom. Working closely with our team, Angela hand-selected finishes from our ColourLab palette of fabrics, timber stains and powder coat colours, ensuring each piece worked within the space she had designed.
The Schiavello building was built in 1892 and has been home to our Sydney showroom for more than two decades. This latest renovation is the biggest refresh completed at the location to date.
“Given the history of the building, there were a lot of heritage considerations that we had to take into account and that we wanted to be respectful of,” says Kristian Missen, Director and State Manager Schiavello NSW.
“It was important too to capture Schiavello’s own heritage, which we have done with a floor-to-ceiling photo of founder Tony Schiavello working on the business in the late 1960s, as well as the ‘Anything is Possible’ neon sign – his mantra and title of his book.”
“Each and every detail has been meticulously selected and Angela and our builders have done an incredible job with the design and fit-out. The space tells the Schiavello story beautifully, showcasing our own design and product capabilities in a space that is befitting of the Surry Hills area. We can’t wait to welcome clients and partners in for a coffee and chat.”
The Schiavello Sydney showroom is located at 69 Campbell Street, Surry Hills and is open Monday to Friday. Visit www.schiavello.com/furniture/find-us for more information and to make an appointment.
- Designer – Ambit Curator
- Pendant Lights – Davide Groppi via iGuzzini
- Concrete Tabletop – Concrete Bespoke
- Tiles – Earp Bros Sydney
- Joinery – CM Joinery
- Flooring – Style Timber Flooring
- Bathroom furniture – Omvivo