Office-fitout with feature ceiling pattern and Resene colours

This Media Merchants Brisbane office fit-out combines artistic lines with a lively use of Resene colours to create a restful yet stimulating workplace 

The ceiling pattern in this renovated office intersects architecture, ceiling, interior design, office, real estate, yellow
The ceiling pattern in this renovated office intersects with the exposed ceiling beams creating different effects from different angles. Paint by Resene. Photo by Scott Burrows

The manipulation of colour and perceived space are just two ways to achieve an eye-catching interior design on a relatively modest budget.

Media Merchants recently collaborated with Bullock de Barbara Architects on the design of a Brisbane office that would more closely reflect a young, progressive work culture.

The agency's vibrancy and creative workings are enhanced through a number of design features, including the removal of an old suspended ceiling and then creating a colourful ceiling pattern for the concrete soffit and expressed beams.


The existing three-storey entry foyer was retained and redesigned for a stronger visual link with the new office fit-out. Dynamic Resene Spotlight, a graphic yellow, was applied to the underside of the three-level staircase, creating a winding ribbon of yellow up to the first floor office and rooftop space.

The palette was inspired by the dynamic team's work culture, with Resene Spotlight used as a linking device for the foyer, reception and open-plan office space. Resene Black White, a grey white, was used throughout, the neutral finish allowing the ceiling to take centre stage. Resene Freefall, a light cerulean blue, was used to create a blue sky backdrop to the higher concrete soffit ceiling over the main office. This project won the Resene Total Colour Public + Retail Award.

The judges said: "Colour is uplifting anchoring what is going on at the ground floor. It's such a clever manipulation of colour, highlighted by clever lighting. With limited wall space available, the design team has cleverly used the ceiling as the main feature for maximum impact."

For details of Resene's paint systems, phone: 0800 RESENE (737 363). Web: www.resene.co.nz.

Dec 11, 2015
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