Sydney-based architecture practice Koichi Takada is known for their use of timber to create calm and elegant interiors. But when it came to designing the pool common area of a luxury apartment in Melbourne’s Docklands, they had to find a product that would be materially appropriate for the context.
Covet recently worked with both builder and architect to create a suspended ceiling using the 30x85 two piece Kabebari profile. We supplied a custom black T section that was affixed to ceiling rods. From there the battens were fastened to the T sections with an acoustic matt infill. The end result delivered by the builder was testament to their tradesmens' skills.
A new 10mm concrete overlay floor was installed at the Axiom Workspaces head office in Sydney. Renowned for creating inspiring workplaces, their own HQ needed to be special. Covet delivered a custom Alabaster with 6mm white marble in the main areas as well as an Ebony with 6mm black granite in the foyer. A truly spectacular space.
Entrepreneur Haus located in the heart of Southbank in Qld, brings form together with function using recycled shipping containers. Their goal for the fit out was to deliver a comfortable co-working space, with a unique look and the ergonomics of a working environment that inspires its tenants to create something truly amazing.
Covet is proud to be part of the new Articolo lighting showroom in Richmond. A custom Concrete overlay floor was crafted to suit the modern aesthetic of this space. The Alabaster with Marble/Dove aggregate blend features in the entrance of the showroom. www.articololighting.com
Covet was fortunate to work with www.acrd.com.au/ on an innovative office fit out in Richmond. Takasho Ever Artwood was selected for a board room cladding feature. Designers have been drawn to the realistic and unique aesthetic of this Japanese timber palette, coupled with its excellent FR attributes.
A detailed and complex project has recently been delivered incorporating several Covet materials. The main feature being the Mitzosuki bolt fix battens wrapping the corner of the building with LED screen display. All cut to exacting dimension in Japan. We were also fortunate to provide the 1x2mtr Art Board panels on the ground floor cladding, custom blue battens on the awning and lobby concrete tiles. The unique vision of the designers at www.four18.com.au was realised by the install talents of www.citytocoaststainless.com.au/ (battens), and http://www.alcladaus.com.au/ (cladding)
Kihara Landscapes recently completed a stunning traditional styled Japanese tea house in Melbourne. A blend of calming natural elements, methodical placement of decorative features and selection of long lasting Japanese made Ever Art Wood will ensure this tranquil space will serve its owners for many years. The space had several unique Takasho Japan items including custom 3 part exterior screen, lighting, wall cladding and Art Wood. www.kiharalandscapes.com.au
Its amazing where a web enquiry can lead. Covet Australia, Takasho Japan and S22 of New Caledonia recently collaborated on theMairie de Païta (Council building) in New Caledonia. A selection of Art Wood colours was chosen for this new building. it was important that a durable timber alternative capable of withstanding the harsh tropical environment was specified. S22 is now subsequently working with Covet to introduce the Ever Art Wood range within the Pacific region.
Covet sponsored the 'Innovation of the Year' category in the 2016 Architecture and Design Sustainability Awards http://www.architectureanddesign.com.au/events/awards
We were excited to award this accolade to the Green Building Institute https://www.greenbuilding.org.au/
The directors of GBi are passionate advocates of sustainable design training.
The new addition to Covet's inspiration space has been completed. Titled the 'Art Box' if features the Ever Artwood Kabebari and Artboard series. Thank you to Kihara Landscapes for tying the two buildings tgether with some contemporary Japanese landscaping. www.kiharalandscapes.com.au . If in Melbourne please drop by to take a look.
Come and explore the range featured on our website in our Melbourne Gallery. We have created an inspiring space that showcases the items we are bringing to the Australian market. Full of samples and ideas. Email or call for an appointment.
Covet exhibited at the recent DesignBuild Expo in Melbourne. This trade fair attracted designers, builders and developers from across Australia. Guests to the stand were particularly attracted to the Ever Artwood range from Japan as well as the Melbourne made 10mm Concrete overlay. The bespoke stand was erected in 2 days and will be rebuilt as part of our showroom.
Covet Artwood from Japan was recently installed in a new apartment development in Melbourne called Spectrum Apartments - Box Hill. Designed by KUD (http://kud.com.au/spectrum-apartments/) and developed by Shangyi Property (www.shangyiproperty.com.au) this building makes a bold, contemporary statement. The designer selected the Covet aluminium cladding system called Ever Artwood from Takasho Japan for the entry lobby. The battens employed were the 2-section ‘Kabebari’ system designed for ease of installation and concealed fixings. The project was pre-cut from shop drawings in Japan and involved over 600 battens. The designers and client were drawn to the fire rating (AS/NZ 3837 - group 1), realistic timber aesthetic, precision and low maintenance aspect of the material.