- Article by Online Editor
- Photography by Adrian Lambert
- Architect Woods Bagot
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Four floors of Wesfarmers House were to be transformed into a space that is reflective of Wesfarmers evolving corporate identity as an inclusive, non-hierarchical and contemporary team. The innovative interior design aims to improve business outcomes and staff retention. A highlight is the reception desk and bench seating, designed by Jon Goulder and Malcolm Harris to reflect Wesfarmers growth as a company. The reception space speaks of Wesfarmers heritage, with its Australian timber, muted tones and organic forms. Recycled spotted gum flooring, a feature carpet inlay and backlit Marblo panelling on both the lift core and branded floating wall behind the desk complete the design.
Now in its eleventh year, Shaw Contract’s Design Awards program honors architecture and design firms that are changing the way people engage and interact with a space.