- Article by Online Editor
- Photography by Andrew Richey
- Designer Henry Francis Design
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The project, a 77m2 office fitout for a marketing and communications company, turns a small shell into an exhilarating workspace that is a product of its time with a unique personality.?? Our intent was to craft a strong but feminine space that reflected the confidence, sophistication and individuality of our client, a successful businesswoman.?? We re-interpreted the spirit, strength and style of the Deco period, looking to pure geometric forms and bold colour, dark gloss lacquer, exotic timbers and polished metals as inspiration, combining these influences with practical economic constraints.
??The graphic and feminine profile of the Bentwood chairs balances the simple geometry of the custom built meeting table, and is reflected within the photography image wall. A large circular pendant introduces scale and subtle floral detail.?? Macassar veneer and gloss laminates followed our themes, with gold titanium clad legs adding reflection and a beautiful lustre.? Smaller decorative objects juxtapose the geometric forms of the black workstations and storage units, with gloss panels and edges reflecting light from the dramatic pendants above.?? A second image wall conceals a filing area, creating visual impact with glamorous and powerful fashion portraits hung from a flame red wall.
*Team* Designers: Henry Francis, Sonya Pletes
Planex steel locker system with Gantner ‘smart’ electronic lock has been used at Western Sydney University, designed to empower students.