S2DIO-X Architects selected Europlank, an engineered timber flooring product from Havwoods, to provide the perfect foundation to their design concept for the Pera Retail Store in Glen Waverley.

A premium luggage and suitcase retail chain with stores at several Melbourne locations, Pera reached out to the dynamic team at S2DIO-X Architects to design their tenth store in the Glen Shopping Centre.

The initial brief called for the design to stay true to the originally selected colour and finishes – black, brass and timber.

To add a unique touch, the design team cleverly incorporated the ‘light + strong’ concept behind the iconic Samsonite slogan. To achieve this design vision, S2DIO-X Architects chose Havwoods Europlank Ice White Midi with its brushed and matt lacquered finish to provide the perfect base to build upon their ‘light + strong’ concept.

Executed by Melball Shopfitting Services, the completed store features black and gold metal finishes alongside a midnight inspired ceiling and feature wall, all of which beautifully complement the timber finishes. Myriad mirrors artfully placed throughout the store, delicately reflect light and create the impression of a larger and more inviting space.

Photographer: Conor Zhang