Joiners Magazine – Master Joiners Awards 2021

Gartshore recently appeared in the June 2021 issue of Joiners Magazine in relation to the Master Joiners Awards, where Gartshore came away with two wins: Best Use of Colour, and more importantly, Best Region (Waikato-Bay of Plenty) for Naumi Studio Hotel Wellington.

To read the article in Joiners Magazine, click here or read the article below.

An immersion of colour

Gartshore have earned themselves a reputation as leaders in the interior fitout and joinery industries, having operated nationwide for more than 60 years.

Continually reinvesting profits back into the business enables Gartshore to have the most current plant, processes, systems, technology, and staff training, ensuring they can meet the demands of some of New Zealand’s most prestigious fitout projects both now and in the future.

This is reflected in the fact that Gartshore have recently won two awards at the Master Joiners Awards 2021 held in Hamilton on the 26th of March. The awards programme recognises commitment to standards and craftsmanship and celebrates professional excellence within the industry. Receiving these awards on the back of several awards at the NZ Retail Interior Awards late last year demonstrates Gartshore’s continual drive to deliver high quality projects time and time again. Gartshore were awarded the Best Region (Waikato-Bay of Plenty) Award and Best Use of Colour Award for Naumi Studio Hotel in Wellington.

Housed in an iconic heritage-listed building, the hotel lobby bar and restaurant went through an extensive top-to-toe renovation, transforming it into a visual feast for the senses, with eclectic spaces inspired by seafaring, the literary world and enduring love. The client’s brief – delightfully eccentric maximalism – was brought to life by Gartshore’s bespoke joinery supply and install.

The project was completed in late 2020 and is a unique experience that immerses guests from the moment they walk through the door. Greeting them is a large scale painted floral backdrop covered in gold leaf, featuring bespoke 3D origami flower lights and a framed portrait of Lady Naumi, as well as three aged patina brass counters with foot rails and kick plates.

The sensory overload continues to Lola Rouge Bar, which truly showcases exceptional joinery craftsmanship. One of the most eye-catching features is the stunning light fixture that hangs overhead, requiring hidden structural steel work within a suspended ceiling. The bar top is made from a translucent LED Illuminated Corian Stone, with aged patina brass fins, foot rails and kick plates and encircled in tiles, individually cut to match the contours of the bar.

In the adjoining lounge, one can find a purple mosaic tiled fluted breakfast table, which took over 200 man-hours to create. Each 20mm x 20mm glass tile was cut individually to ensure a seamless transition through the arches to the underside of the tabletop – a true feat of skill and perseverance.

A seemingly endless array of materials and finishes including 17 different types of tiles, several different glass finishes, wallpapers, fabrics, leathers, solid timber, brass, metals, stone, and veneers were seamlessly integrated into the project and doing so was a huge accomplishment for the joinery and installation team.

The Gartshore team worked tirelessly for weeks to complete an outstanding project which they are incredibly proud of.