Artistic licence

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Designing serviced offices for creative professionals resulted in a whimsical, fun andenergetic environment
View of a hallway, white floor, glass screens architecture, door, glass, interior design, window, brown
View of a hallway, white floor, glass screens with wooden joinery.

No one values imaginative presentation more than creative professionals. Designing office space that reflects the values and endeavours of its artistic occupants was the challenge presented to interior designer, Belinda Wight of Elan Creative.

"We recognised a lack of quality, serviced offices for creative professionals, and young entrepreneurs. Our goal was to provide a space where graphic artists, entrepreneurs, designers and web editors could work in synergy, in an orchestrated office environment, without overcapitalising," says Wight.

The Office Space accommodates a shared reception, 18 private offices and three communal boardrooms.


View of the setting area, polished concrete flooring, architecture, ceiling, daylighting, furniture, interior design, lobby, table, red
View of the setting area, polished concrete flooring, large red rug, two white seats, grey sofa, glass coffee table, artwork, white walls, one wooden wall.

Upon arrival clients are greeted by a red ribbon motif that is also part of the signage. Running along the floor and walls it acts as a navigational device weaving a common thread through the office corridors. The ribbons terminate in red pipe sculptures, designed by Wight, at the end of the three corridors.

Oversized doors slide open off these corridors to reveal simple but well-equipped offices. All those hiring office space have access to the shared meeting rooms and reception area for both entertaining and meeting with clients.

Soft lighting and warm, comfortable furnishings, particularly in these shared spaces, create a homeliness not normally associated with serviced offices. A Moooi oval pendant light fixture hangs in the initial meeting room, along with Eames plastic chairs with maple bases, and long, fringed drapes that create privacy without darkening the room.

View of the dining area, white, brown, black architecture, ceiling, dining room, floor, furniture, home, interior design, light fixture, lighting, real estate, room, table, wall, window, window covering, brown, orange
View of the dining area, white, brown, black and red stripey floor, wooden dining table with white seats, large, long light above the dining table mounted from the ceiling, sheer white curtains, white collumn.

Concealed fluorescent lighting bounces between white ceilings and a concrete floor finished with a shiny epoxy resin, creating an illusion of sunlight in areas devoid of windows. Red Kartell Icon pendant lights hang above a break-out area, that encourages workers to mingle and collaborate.

"The Office Space is designed to be a fun environment, and to work like one big machine, with each office contributing to the overall energy," says Wight.

Apr 12, 2006

Credit list

Interior Designer
Belinda Wight, Elan Creative (Sydney)
Workstations
Desking Systems
Meeting room table
Koskela
Rugs
Tretford
Interior Designer
Belinda Wight, Elan Creative (Sydney)
Workstations
Desking Systems
Meeting room table
Koskela
Rugs
Tretford
Wallcoverings
Florence Broadhurst Signature Prints, Floral 300, Moulin red gloss on white mylar
Office chairs
Unifor
Kitchen appliances
Winning Appliances
Glass
Grosvenor Glass
Wallcoverings
Florence Broadhurst Signature Prints, Floral 300, Moulin red gloss on white mylar
Office chairs
Unifor
Kitchen appliances
Winning Appliances
Glass
Grosvenor Glass
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