A Wow-Factor Cheese Store That Focuses On Materials

A Wow-Factor Cheese Store That Focuses On Materials

A very special cheese store in the NSW Southern Highlands has just opened. Cheese etc. is a store and eat-in space in the small town of Bowral. It specialists not only on good cheese but also good design. The interior is a mix of poured concrete, Glosswood’s tongue and groove boards, birch ply cabinetry and an elegantly simple display cabinet full of – you guessed it – cheese.

Much of the stores interior is paired back, with the focus solely on the produce. Architect Tina Tziallas specified Glosswood’s Concave boards for the shops walling to emphasise the beauty and simplicity of natural timber. The installers paid particular attention to the detailing of the curved walling. The Concave profile has an allowance in the tongue and groove, giving it the ability to flex around gradual curved walls. As well as this, the installer also cut the boards to get around the interiors tight internal corners.

Tziallas Architects selected light-toned colour Clear Ash, which is paulownia timber with a clear, Satin finish.  Clear Ash highlights the natural timber grain and has a beautiful, warm blonde tone. The busy store required materials that could be easily cleaned and maintained, which is why the Satin finish was selected. It has a superior U.V. coating, which is effective for high-traffic spaces as it can be simply wiped down.

One of the main features of the shop is the bulkhead, where the edge of two Glosswood boards join. To achieve this look the installers cut behind the board to achieve a clean finish. The detailing took a lot of workmanship, and the final outcome looks remarkable (above right image). See more projects where Tziallas Architects has installed Glosswood.

Image Credits

Build: Palm Built Homes

Joinery: Sankhara Co

Design: Tziallas Architects

Photographer: Natalie Hunfalvay