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Cafe Vue in Melbourne International Airport

Mafi timber has been featured in the Cafe Vue project, achieving both environmental and aesthetic success.



BY Anna Guerrero

June 21st, 2014


Café Vue at Melbourne International Airport opened in December 2010 realising Shannon Bennett’s long term goal to extend the options available to international travellers.

Situated in T2 International just past customs, Café Vue reflects the offerings of the existing suite of Café Vue’s (in the CBD, at 401 St Kilda Rd and at the Heide Museum of Modern Art), offering a full range of quick take away meals, cakes, chocolates and pastries, exceptional coffee and other beverages as well as a more formal dining option.

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Café Vue in Melbourne International Airport features the incredibly dark, rich and luxurious Mafi Acacia Vulcano Brushed Natural Oil. Installed over underfloor heating, this commercial installation went through rigorous testing including slip testing, heat testing, thermal resistance testing and stiletto testing (yes, no more nasty stiletto holes!).

Acacia is a fine porous hard wood with a modern character. The noble grain paired with partial knots and cracks and is typical of this wide plank floor. This particular floor is made from Piccolino planks, which are short, concise and ideal for parquetry, special installation layouts and restricted building heights in renovations. Mafi Acacia boards also come in lengths 1800 – 2400 mm and widths of 155 mm.

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This timbers consistent dark colouring can be attributed to the mafi Vulcano Thermo Heat Treatment. Vulcano woods are thermo treated. The woods are proverbially baked without chemical additives and are therefore given a darker shade across the entire material crosscut. Vulcano therefore represents a responsible and ecological alternative to tropical woods.

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