OCTOBER 25, 2023

Laminex products add good looks, local colour and staying power in fitout of Auckland head office of Rayonier Matariki Forests.

In their third fitout for Rayonier Matariki Forests, designers STACK Interiors combined four different Laminex surfaces to help embody their client’s connection with the natural world.

‘Rayonier see themselves as custodians of their New Zealand forests, so a natural timber infused space was important to them,’ says STACK designer Lauren Ross. ‘It also allowed them to showcase their company values and for their company branding to come through.’

For their new Auckland headquarters, Rayonier wanted a timeless design aesthetic that would create a quality workplace for their team over the duration of the 12-year lease.

Melteca Bullet cabinetry paired with a Caesarstone Airy Concrete benchtop

‘Laminex products provided a timber look with woodgrain finish that feels realistic and sat well in our budget,’ says Lauren. ‘This selection complemented the colour palette.’

The designers chose Melteca in Bullet Puregrain, Aged Ash and Snowdrift for cabinetry and feature wall panels, along with Caesarstone Airy Concrete for benchtops. ‘We brought the colours of forests into the design, with subtle use of blue and green, while still keeping the palette neutral overall. Indoor plants then emphasise these ideas by bringing nature indoors.’

Along with colour, Melteca surfaces added texture and materiality to different spaces. Says Lauren, ‘The rich charcoal colour of Melteca Bullet in Puregrain used in the kitchen has a textured finish to bring depth and a layered effect, while still keeping the space looking natural.’

With the open-plan fitout designed for adaptability and transformation, incorporating hard-wearing Laminex Melteca and Caesarstone surfaces meant STACK could future-proof their client’s investment.

‘Rayonier wanted a design that would remain timeless and relevant throughout their lease – Laminex gave us the colours, textures and durability to do that.’

For more information, speak with one of our architectural consultants.


Architects: Stack Interiors
Photographer: Mark Scowen
Project: Rayonier Matariki Forests