Local design was poorly represented and customized products for the demanding hotel and restaurant industries were hard to find.
November 21st, 2008
“Australian designers have extraordinary talents and their fresh approach to furniture design is what Cubus is all about”, says Neil Gilbert, General Manager of the dynamic new commercial furniture company based in Melbourne and Brisbane.
As a company, Cubus looked at the Australian hospitality market almost two years ago and saw very little on offer to differentiate one furniture import company from another. Local design was poorly represented and customized products for the demanding hotel and restaurant industries were hard to find, creating a niche that Cubus have happily made their own. With their ability to work with design professionals to design, source and manufacture standout pieces, Cubus aims to use their furniture to create unique venues.
The collective industry experience of their management team is extensive and impressive, with connections to many of the major hospitality fit-outs throughout Australia. For the recent designex 2007 in Melbourne, exhibition managers dmg world media appointed Cubus to supply the furniture for the sophisticated Champagne and Oyster bar, which was a central focus for the exhibition.
“Exemplary detailing and finishes are critical to us as we are building our reputation on affordable quality furniture,” Neil says. “Our manufacturing standards have to match the demands of our finely resolved designs,” he continues. “The company works in a wide variety of materials including stainless steel, compact laminates, recycled timbers and moulded plywood to produce pieces ranging from dining chairs and tables to dry bars, sofas and ottomans. A wide range of outdoor furniture is also available,” he explains.
Cubus incorporate a range of services to provide designers with the utmost advantage when selecting a furniture solution. These include CAD drawings, 3D rendering and a variety of manufacturing techniques within their custom furniture capabilities.
Some of the current designers represented by Cubus are Daniel Barbera, Chris Connell and Raoul Hogg,Falinc Design, Nick Rennie, Brian Steendyk, James Lawler and Jim Moody. Cubus actively encourages designers to approach the company to discuss opportunities to work together.
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