Navi by Centre Showroom
Melbourne based Centre Plumbing has achieved the ultimate partnership – a place where designer looks meet practical experience.
The new Navi bathroom and kitchen showroom offers the beauty of European design coupled with a team backed by over 70 years of plumbing know-how. Features include Italian brands such as Studio Bagno, Bocci, Zucchetti, Paco Jaanson and a unique marble tapware range by Marmo.
Tucked away in a surprising part of Melbourne’s Glen Iris, the bold new showroom is a feast for the senses with its glamorous interior design and curated selection of fittings.
Managing Director, Cliff Bodsworth, brought together a dream team to deliver what is tipped to become the stand-out bathroom showroom in Australia.
Flack Studio was chosen interior designer. With David as the interior architect, his trademark charisma, flair and inviting design is seen in spades in the new showroom.
Dynamic design duo Pop&Pac managed the brand work and delivered a visual package that perfectly balances the down to earth character of the business with the elegance and excitement of the new space.
Interior Design Notes
Flack Studio has created a space more akin to a high-end retail store or gallery space while maintaining an environment that encourages collaboration and creative exploration. Light, volume and room for the product to breathe was essential and the creation of smaller, more intimate spaces offers relief to the visitor.
The interior design complements and enhances the brand work for Navi – taking the traditional colour of plumber’s overalls and celebrating the everyday object. The palette was inspired by materials derived from the plumbing industry - balancing raw with refined, cool with warm.
The design emphasises materials used within a home to further evoke a warm welcome to visitors and a comfortable space to explore ideas for a project.The space provokes a feeling of play, light, texture and form utilising natural materials including stone, timber and brass.
The result is a mixture between high and low materiality via selection of unique materials such as warm Carrara marble, dramatic blue marble, European oak flooring, steel, leathered granite and custom lighting throughout.
Navi will be participating in Melbourne Design Week and DENFAIR Design Loop between the dates of 15th March - 24th March. This expressive tour offers members of the public an exclusive opportunity to see some of the world’s best product designs, experience intimate talks by designers and gain deep understanding about iconic products.
This year marks the theme 'Celebration of Materials'. Navi will reveal what's ‘Behind the Shower Curtain’ with a Design Loop installation showing the intricate design details of some of their most used objects and systems from international designers and local innovators.
Navi will also be hosting talks about their installation both Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th March at 11am both days.
You can participate in their Instagram competition by posting a photo of Navi’s installation during Design Loop. The winner will receive 4 Studio Bagno Marble Dot hooks for use in the bathroom or anywhere in the home.