Shortlisted in the Workplace Design, Australian Interior Design Awards, this high-end legal tenancy fit out was painstakingly designed by Carr who initially began working on the project in 2015, undertaking extensive briefing and collaboration with their client. The process involved several steering committees to develop a strong design response to the directive for a workplace which was functional, adaptive, diverse, human-centred, inspiring, collaborative, innovative and timeless. The client desired, “architectural elements that are functional but statement worthy,” commented Associate, Molly Shelton. “The dining room draws on the history of Melbourne with the use of Harcourt granite, while the hessian light boxes are inspired by the Western Market that operated on the site for over a century before it was developed.”
The inclusion of the hessian light fixtures that were painstakingly hand-sewn by Darkon’s own ‘shady lady’, Sue Gough, and were a pleasure to collaborate with the design team to deliver. Meticulously installed by GID Electrical Contracting, the delivered result was testament to the richness of the materiality of the intent.