Supawood Architectural Lining Systems supplied its lightweight Supaslat
Maxi Beam to the Food Xchange in Carringbah, NSW to meet the eatery’s specific
requirement for a chunky rustic timber beam product that would not have the physical
weight and installation concerns presented by solid timber options.
This project involved the transformation of an old bank building into an
upmarket eatery based on a philosophy to provide quality fresh food and a relaxed
dining experience. The creative brief given to the designers, Lacoste &
Stevenson sought to create a standalone contemporary design while preserving
some of the original elements of the building.
Basing their design on a rustic farmyard theme with a modern twist, the
designers conceptualised staggered suspended rustic timber beams to create the
illusion of rafters in an old barn. Considering the weight factor of solid
timbers as well as a potentially time-consuming and difficult installation, designers
looked for a suitable lightweight timber beam alternative.
Supaslat Maxi Beam from Supawood successfully overcomes all these issues
with its exceptional lightweight, rustic wood grain finishes, and excellent
stability over wide spans unlike solid timber. The beams are also easy to work
with and quick to install reducing lead time.
The designers used 147 x 50mm size beams featuring a durable and
easy-to-clean Supalami Rustic Oak laminate finish. The ceiling has been left open
so services above are easy to reach for maintenance. The lighting has been
creatively hung from the beams and the timber finish blends perfectly with various
elements of the décor.