727 Maroondah Hwy
The Chandon tasting room and boutique is a successful showcase of the brand, elevating it to international standards with impressive design. The jury remarked on the sense of presence: the airy space has generous and comfortable dimensions, with excellent flow from zone to zone, while a connection to landscape allows a sense of rawness to hover at the perimeter. The design aesthetic is feminine, which perfectly personifies the brand, while a bubble motif threaded through it complements the product. Clearly, the budget was generous, speaking to the premium aspirations of the brand, but we saw nothing gaudy or showy; there's restraint and the luxury of ease rather than lavish display. As a retail space, it works well: there's no doubt visitors will purchase here, and in that sense it's design that is supremely fit for purpose.
Iconic méthode traditionelle producer Chandon Australia was due a cellar door rejuvenation that matched the calibre of its offering and heritage. A new brand-immersion across bar, dining, tasting and retail spaces was inspired by the surrounding landscape, the alchemic process of winemaking and the meeting of old and new worlds.