Launching its Melbourne flagship store on November 15, leading South African furniture and lifestyle retailer Weylandts is bringing its contemporary designs and good living philosophy to Australia for the first time.
November 4th, 2013
Weylandts offers a globally curated mix of products, known predominantly for their contemporary quality designs sourced from different corners of the world. The product range fuses raw materials with modern designs and sustainable techniques – and is merchandised to inspire and surprise.
The Melbourne Weylandts store will be a destination in which furniture, homewares, food and fashion coexist. The store will house The Kitchen, a chic Fusion Bistro that will feature fresh, seasonal free-range produce, complemented by wines, olive oil and lemon juice produced on the Weylandts’ Franschhoek family farm, Maison.
“I have always known that Australia and South Africa share a similar appreciation for the home and good living, and in particular, Melbourne with its culture centred on design and the arts. I knew that it was the perfect location for the first Australian Weylandts store,” says CEO and owner Chris Weylandt.
Conceptualised in 1964 in Nambia, what started as a small family-run furniture store has led into the global expansion of the brand. Helmed by Chris Weylandt for the past 25 years, Weylandts has grown into an internationally renowned lifestyle destination, offering a unique in-store retail experience. Walk into any one of Weylandts’ ten stores around the world and it is easy to get a sense of the Weylandts-self.
The four pillars by which Weylandts operates are Quality, Sustainability, Value and Design, asserting that quality should be paramount, even when no one is looking – something that is evident in everything Weylandts does.
Weylandts’ Melbourne store will open at 200 Gipps Street, Abbotsford on 15th November.
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