Byron Bay, a town synonymous with its laid-back vibe, has been undergoing rapid transformation. Amid the construction boom, Marz Designs, an Australian lighting brand helmed by Coco Reynolds, has unveiled its new workshop and showroom for visitors to interact with the locally made product.
Part showroom and part workshop, the new home for Marz features a small mezzanine and is set within a Byron industrial estate. This unassuming space has undergone a significant transformation to become the embodiment of the brand. Marz Designs is keen on transparency, inviting visitors to witness the production process firsthand.
During the design development, the focus was on providing insight into the production process, with the idea of building awareness around the value of Marz products and the meticulous way in which each piece is made to order.
Described by Reynolds with a humorous nod as the “chocolate factory,” the showroom boasts materials that align with Marz’s warm and tactile aesthetic. FSC-certified Walnuts, American oak, and Ash take centre stage, with the walnut being a key selection. Design details from Marz’s lights have been seamlessly incorporated into the space, adding a touch of elegance while referencing the iconic designs.
Marz’s showroom isn’t just about the brand’s own lighting pieces though, this is a space to see holistic design throughout the home. Alongside the stunning lighting ranges are carefully curated selections from complementary Scandinavian brands like Frama, Ferm Living and Menu, alongside Australian brands like Mihan Aromatics and Dinosaur Designs. It’s a one-stop shop where customers can select lights and other pieces that harmonise together with understated luxury.
The aim of the showroom goes beyond mere display, “We want visitors to feel inspired. Unlike the typical ‘Byron aesthetic,’ the space leans towards a more Melbourne/Sydney vibe. And despite its small footprint, there’s a real lofty feel that gives an expansive atmosphere,” shares Reynolds.
In addition to a brand-new space, Reynolds recently launched the Aurelia Collection – a sophisticated and playful range exploring the subtle ambience of onyx. “The Aurelia collection has been in development for two and half years, and it introduces larger-scale pieces. Initially, I was exploring cast glass but it posed many challenges and so I started searching for an alternative material with translucent properties,” shares Reynolds on the development of the new range.
The result is a machined solid block of natural stone made with feminine curves. Aurelia comes in a range of options from three pendants to surface sconces and wall lights.
As Marz Designs continues to evolve, the new workshop and showroom stand as a testament to the Australian brand’s commitment to craftsmanship, transparency, and timeless design.
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