Miele’s National Head Office, located in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs, has undergone a major refurbishment. Undertaken by CIA Designs, in collaboration with Amicus Interiors, it includes the refurbishment of all work environments, and the establishment of an executive wing and large kitchen/breakout area. A multipurpose site for this award-winning consumer appliances manufacturer comprising a showroom, office and distribution centre, the design remit was to create an interconnection between those areas. CIA Designs crafted a sense of onenessacross departments through an up-lifting new design and considered selection of finishes and furniture. Although interpreted from a local perspective, the design complemented Miele’s global design principals–sleek, durable, functional, easy to use and energy efficient. The team at Miele are proud of their history and this has been honoured throughout the fit out. The hero and centrepiece of the fit out is the stunning new staff breakout complete with a fully customised Miele kitchen.
CIA Designs worked closely with the local and global Miele teams to ensure the design would represent the well-respected brand whilst capturing the distinctly robust and urban flavour of Melbourne. The completed project has given Miele’s Melbourne staff a sense of place and a new connected, enlivening environment in which they have flourished and continue to design, promote and distribute their global products.