Bresic Whitney new interiors by Chenchow Little are probably the most imaginative workspace recently designed. Halfway between an industrial warehouse and a theater, this chic interior is actually a real estate agent’s office located in a heritage-listed building in Rosebery, Sidney.
The design combines the raw rationalism of the industrial building with the elegance of last century interiors and proposes a complete different and more engaging idea of working spaces.
The design studio had to work on a limited budget and timeframe, resulting in the idea of abandoning the solid walls concept in favor of a more versatile and fast solution that gives the space this theatre-set feeling.
At Bresic Whitney office, circles are present everywhere and work as a counterpoint to the warehouse grid. The circular geometry is applied not just the colored shapes of the floor and the curtained office areas. The custom-made plywood benches follow the same line and so does the reception and work desks.
The space is conceived around 3 pods of varying size, defined by wrapping curtains around their perimeter. This also helps to encourage collaboration while allowing more flexibility when different team sizes are needed.
“The S-fold velvet curtains provide a level of opulence and surprise to an office interior, and are paired back seamlessly with low-tech materials such as birch plywood and industrial concrete paint”, according to Chenchow Little.
Color has also a important role in the design concept: olive green, indigo blue and pastel pink were selected from a Vintage 1900s typical palette to reflect the buildings heritage and denote each pods function.
Bresic Whitney office is another perfect example of how the circular trend, that we have been talking so many times before, is still going strong within the interior design world and doesn’t seem to be fading any time soon. Also, we find especially interesting the reference to the site heritage, not just in terms of design but also in color.
Photo by Peter Bennetts and Benjamin Hosking.